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Drafthouse Acquires 'Rubber' Director's Next, Surreal Sundance Entry 'Wrong'

Alamo Drafthouse distribution label Drafthouse Films has acquired North American rights to Quentin Dupieux's surreal Sundance entry "Wrong."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 7, 2012 11:12 AM
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Trailer Watch: Danish Provocateur Mads Brugger Talks Going Undercover as Tacky Euro-African Consul in 'The Ambassador'

Check out the first trailer for Mads Brugger's "The Ambassador," a ballsy documentary stunt in which the director travels to the Central African Republic and disguises himself as an over-the-top caricature of a European-African consul.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • July 20, 2012 1:43 PM
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Aussie Classic 'Wake in Fright' Rediscovered & Restored: Drafthouse Acquires for US Release this October

"Wake in Fright" goes to Drafthouse Films for US theatrical release after many thought it was lost. The thriller is considered a landmark film in the development of modern Australian cinema; it first debuted at Cannes in 1971 where it was nominated for the Palme d'Or. In 2009, guest-curator Martin Scorsese brought a restoration back to the fest.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 19, 2012 2:31 PM
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Drafthouse Films Partners with Distrify for 'Klown,' Maximizes Profits Through Incentivized Sharing

The Alamo Drafthouse's distribution arm Drafthouse Films announces their partnership with digital distribution platform Distrify, which allows viewers to share content via a direct purchase link. Drafthouse's canoe comedy "Klown," from Danish director Mikkel Nørgaard...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 10, 2012 12:17 PM
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Mondo Gears Up for 'Hobbit' Mania with 'Lord of the Rings' Collectible Posters

Alamo Drafthouse's Mondo poster art boutique unveils its first-ever collectible print of Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" by artist Aaron Horkey.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 6, 2012 12:32 PM
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Alamo Drafthouse Presents Guy-Centric 'Summer of 1982: The Greatest Summer of Movies... Ever'

Alamo Drafthouse has programmed an uninspired three-month series of summer blockbusters celebrating their 30th anniversaries this year.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 2, 2012 7:51 PM
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SXSW: Mysterious Mondo Gallery Event During SXSW 2012

Mondo, the Alamo Drafthouse's collectible art boutique and purveyor of cool limited edition movie posters, has provided a few more details about a mysterious upcoming event in Austin. The company will soon be "getting some new digs," and to celebrate, is hosting its first ever Mondo Gallery Event.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 29, 2012 2:54 PM
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