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Rick Alverson’s ‘New Jerusalem’ in Theaters & iTunes/VOD Now

Following the success of Rick Alverson’s critically acclaimed film, The Comedy, Factory 25 releases New Jerusalem, his movie about an Irish immigrant upon his return from military service in Afghanistan. New Jerusalem opens tonight at Williamsburg’s Videoology and runs until December 6. Tonight’s screening will be followed by a Q&A with star Colm O’Leary and Producer Courtney Bowles, while Alverson joins both O’Leary and Bowles for a Q&A after tomorrow’s screening. Watch a clip of New Jerusalem, starring Will Oldham, above.

In addition to the screenings in New York City, New Jerusalem will also play at Chicago’s Facets Multimedia from December 7 to December 13 and in San Francisco at Roxie Theater on December 21-27. You will find the film available digitally and as VOD on iTunes, Amazon, VuDu, Sony Playstation and Xbox.

Factory 25 Acquires the Rights to Rick Alverson’s ‘New Jerusalem’

The worldwide distribution rights to Rick Alverson’s film, New Jerusalem, have been acquired by Factory 25. Starring Will Oldham and Colm O’Leary, New Jerusalem follows an Irish immigrant to America upon his return from military service in Afghanistan. The film will premiere theatrically on Novemeber 30 at Brooklyn’s Videology theater with screenings across the country to follow. In addition to the screenings, New Jerusalem will be available digitally at iTunes, Amazon and Netflix come the premiere date. We can expect a DVD release in the spring of 2013. Watch the trailer above.

New Jerusalem is just one of the three films Rick has created in conjunction with Jagjaguwar. His film, The Comedy, will be distributed by Tribeca and available on demand (iTunes, Amazon, Netflix, etc.) next week. It hits theaters on November 9. Watch The Comedy trailer HERE. Stay in the know with the film by following its Facebook page.

R. Alverson Directs New Bonnie “Prince” Billy Video, New Jerusalem at SXSW

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We are happy to announce following New Jerusalem‘s triumphant world premiere at Rotterdam Film Festival, R. Alverson’s second feature film starring Colm O’Leary and Will Oldham will make its North American debut at SXSW.

Alverson and co-star Will Oldham have just recently collaborated again for the video of Bonnie “Prince” Billy & The Cairo Gang’s “New Wonder.” This song comes from the forthcoming 10″ Island Brothers aimed to benefit Edge Outreach’s efforts in Haiti.

“New Wonder” video directed by R. Alverson

The stunning video was seemingly filmed at a child’s wake, and like Alverson’s films, it is a slow-building and intimate look at an individual’s internal struggles and their devastating tangibility.

Filmmaker Magazine called New Jerusalem “a rare American indie film that dares to contend with spirituality and The Struggle For Meaning.”

If you plan on attending SXSW, check for the New Jerusalem screening dates below.

R. Alverson’s ‘New Jerusalem’ Premiering at Int’l Film Festival Rotterdam

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R. Alverson’s New Jerusalem, which features Will Oldham in his first leading role since 2006′s Old Joy, premiere’s on the 31st of this month at the 40th International Film Festival  Rotterdam. The film will premiere as part of the Bright Future selections. To boot, Alverson, Oldham and co-star Colm O’Leary will all be present at the festival.

A special press screening of New Jerusalem in Rotterdam will be at 16:00, Jan. 28th at Cinerama,

New Jerusalem Screening Dates at Int’l Film Festival Rotterdam:

Jan. 31 18:15 Pathe 3 (INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE)
Feb. 1   11:45  Cinerama 1
Feb. 2   13:45  Pathe 6

Sean (O’Leary), an  Irish Immigrant to America, returning from military service in Afghanistan, finds his heart and mind in dsarray. He befriends Ike (Oldham) a strong willed Evangelical Christian, who endeavors to ensure Sean’s salvation. Inundated by a relentless fragility, Sean is confronted by a choice  between the temptation of certainty and the chaos of the world around him. A meditation on friendship, need and frailty, New Jerusalem explores the allure and limitations of modern utopian belief.

“The Builder” Screening on Nov. 15 at Espous Gallery in NY – RSVP NOW!

The Espous Foundation in NY, NY will be hosting a screening of The Builder on Monday, November 15th. The venue can only hold 50 seats, so you have to send in your RSVP in order to attend at space@esopusfoundation.org!

The Esopus Foundation Ltd.
64 West 3rd Street, #210
New York, New York 10012
Phone: (212) 473-0919
Fax: (212) 473-7212
info@esopusmag.com

The Builder DVD is available to buy here.

Watch the trailer for R. Alverson’s next film, New Jerusalem, starring Colm O’ Leary and Will Oldham after the jump.

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