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Why Drafthouse Films Is the Right Distributor for Sundance-Winning Doc 'The Overnighters'

Drafthouse Films has acquired North American rights to Jesse Moss's Sundance award-winning oil doc "The Overnighters." It portrays the plight of desperate men as they chase their dreams and run from their demons in the North Dakota oil fields while a devoted pastor risks everything to help them.
  • By Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 31, 2014 12:59 PM
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Want to Slap Tim League in the Face? Here's Your Chance to Get Some 'Cheap Thrills'

Check out the unusual money back guarantee that Alamo Drafthouse CEO Tim League is making on his new release "Cheap Thrills," opening this weekend.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 21, 2014 3:08 PM
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Is 'Cheap Thrills' a Horror Movie? Director E.L. Katz Isn't Sure, Talks Viscera-Splattered Gore, Tonal Mutants (TRAILER)

Director E.L. Katz wanted to make a party movie with shades of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre." With his debut feature "Cheap Thrills"--think Michael Haneke's class critique "Funny Games" by way of a meat grinder-- he has done just that, and then some.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 20, 2014 4:09 PM
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Drafthouse Films Nabs Michel Gondry's 'Mood Indigo,' Starring Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris (TRAILER)

Drafthouse Films has snapped up Michel Gondry's "Mood Indigo" for US distribution. The film, starring Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris, is a love story about a pair of Parisian newlyweds. Watch the trailer below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 13, 2014 12:00 PM
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Mondo Releases Ben Affleck Poster Series: One Sheets of 'Argo,' 'The Town' and 'Gone Baby Gone'

Mondo loves Ben Affleck. The boutique artwork arm of the Alamo Drafthouse has released four new posters of the director-actor's three films: Oscar winner "Argo," "The Town" (two posters for that one) and "Gone Baby Gone." Check them out below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 6, 2013 1:52 PM
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Cinedigm and Drafthouse Films Partner to Release 'The Act of Killing,' 'The Congress' and More on VOD in 2014

Digital distributor Cinedigm has partnered with Drafthouse Films to release a slate of critically acclaimed independent films across all home entertainment and VOD platforms beginning in 2014.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • September 4, 2013 1:05 PM
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WATCH: Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller Will Ruin Your Life If You Don't Turn Off the Phone In New Alamo Drafthouse Spot

The Alamo Drafthouse continues its ever-persistent and comic assault on talkers and texters in movie theaters, with a new spot featuring "The Spectacular Now" stars Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller. If you use your phone while in a darkened theater, Teller wants you to ask yourself: "Am I being a dick?"
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 16, 2013 2:07 PM
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Expect an L.A. Alamo Drafthouse in 18 Months

Los Angeles moviegoers, take note! The Alamo Drafthouse has signed a letter of intent to open an eight-screen theater in downtown L.A. Reportedly the location being scoped is near the corner of 4th and Main Street in the city's Historic Core.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 11, 2013 4:09 PM
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Drafthouse Films Nabs 'A Band Called Death,' Documentary on Lost and Reborn '70s Punk Group

Drafthouse Films has taken North American rights to Jeff Howlett and Mark Covino's documentary "A Band Called Death," chronicling the rise to cult stardom of '70s African-American proto-punk trio Death almost 30 years after the release of their forgotten demo tape. The film will screen at SXSW (March 8-16). Trailer below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 26, 2013 12:56 PM
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Mondo Announces New 'Game of Thrones' Poster Series and Gallery Event to Coincide with SXSW

The Alamo Drafthouse's boutique collectible artwork division Mondo has announced a "Game of Thrones" poster series and gallery event to coincide with the SXSW Film Festival (March 8-17) in Austin.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 25, 2013 12:40 PM
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