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FILM ANNOUNCE // Magnolia Pictures To Bring Rick Alverson’s ‘Entertainment’ To North America

Entertainment_GreggTurkington_1_PhotoByLorenzo Haggerman

“An unforgettable death march to the rotting core of American culture.”
— Time Out New York

Entertainment is a twisted, existential comedic masterwork.”
— Indiewire

More big news for Entertainment. After a brilliant showing at Sundance Film Festival and SXSW, Magnolia Pictures has announced today that it is acquiring all North American rights to Rick Alverson’s film starring Gregg Turkington, Tye Sheridan, John C. Reilly, Michael Cera, and Amy Seimetz. The film was written by Alverson, Turkington and Tim Heidecker and produced by Ryan Zacarias, Ryan Lough, George Rush, Brooke Bernard, Rick Alverson, Patrick Hibler and Alex Lipschultz and Jagjaguwar’s Chris Swanson also performed the role of Music Supervisor. The picture is a Jagjaguwar, Nomadic Independence and Made Bed Production in association with Arts + Labor, Autumn Productions, Epic Pictures Group and Complex Corporation.

Rick Alverson said, “We’re very honored to partner with Magnolia. It’s humbling to be in the company of so many bold, innovative independent films.”

About Entertainment

In ENTERTAINMENT, an aging comedian (Gregg Turkington) tours the California desert, lost in a cycle of third-rate venues, novelty tourist attractions, and vain attempts to reach his es-tranged daughter. By day, he slogs through the barren landscape, inadvertently alienating every acquaintance. At night, he seeks solace in the animation of his onstage persona. Fueled by the promise of a lucrative Hollywood engagement, he trudges through a series of increasingly surreal and volatile encounters. In Alverson’s hallucinatory fugue, Gregg Turkington stars as The Co-median, caught in a struggle between being the center of attention and the object of alienation, occasionally challenged by an unexpected cast of characters played by Tye Sheridan, John C. Reilly, Michael Cera, and Amy Seimetz. Acquisition title: Cinetic. 98m.

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WATCH // Sharon Van Etten Shares “Every Time the Sun Comes Up” Video Dir. By David Kessler Via NPR Music, ‘Are We There’ Out 5/27

Sharon Van Etten‘s new album Are We There is out at the end of the month and today she offers a new visual for recent single “Every Time the Sun Comes Up”. This morning NPR Music premiered the new video directed by David Kessler. Watch it above or on YouTube / Vevo.

Get to know Sharon with a beautiful Pitchfork profile piece by Amanda Petrusich that you can read here.

Pre-order Sharon’s new album out May 27th (26th in Europe) via SC Distribution, Amazon, iTunes, and your local record store.

Click read more to see Sharon’s upcoming tour dates.

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