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FILM ANNOUNCE // ‘Entertainment’ (Dir. Rick Alverson) To Premier At Sundance Film Festival Jan. 24 – 30

Entertainment_GreggTurkington_1_PhotoByLorenzo Haggerman

Jagjaguwar is proud to present Entertainment, the fourth film from Director Rick Alverson. Premiering this weekend at Sundance Film Festival, the film starts a bevy of actors both new and old to the Alverson world, including Gregg Turkington, Tye Sheridan, John C. Reilly, Michael Cera, and Amy Seimetz. Jagjaguwar’s Chris Swanson also performed the role of Music Supervisor. Full description and screening dates are below.

Park City may not be ready for it, but writer/director Rick Alverson (The Comedy) returns with this nightmarish account of a traveling comedian lost on the brink. A broken, aging comedian tours the California desert, lost in a cycle of third-rate venues, novelty tourist attractions, and vain attempts to reach his estranged 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 Comedian, 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.

Press materials can be downloaded at http://bit.ly/EntertainmentSundance

SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL SCREENINGS
Saturday, Jan. 24, 2:30pm, Library Center Theatre – World Premiere
Monday, Jan. 26, 9:00pm, Yarrow Hotel Theater – Public Screening #2
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 6:45pm, Broadway Centre (SLC) – Public Screening #3
Friday, Jan. 30, 2:30pm, Prospector Square Theatre – Public Screening #4

FILM PREMIERE // ‘The Comedy’ UK Premiere Is Tonight At Prince Charles Cinema In London, Original Soundtrack Available Now

Director Rick Alverson‘s critically acclaimed film, The Comedy, has its UK premiere tonight at the Prince Charles Cinema in London. The screening starts at 9pm and tickets are available now.

The original soundtrack for strong>The Comedy is available on LP at Norman Records or via iTunes. It’s the perfect pairing, taking each listener through the “autumn of the American Era.” Gardens & Villa, Here We Go Magic, Bill Fay, GAYNGS and Donnie & Joe Emerson are just a few of the artists featured on the soundtrack.

The A.V. Club described ‘The Comedy’ as “the spiritual successor to Mike Nichols’ The Graduate and Carnal Knowledge.” New Video described it as a “powerful and provocative character study that touches a darkness behind the humor that resonates with viewers long after the story ends.”

And just in case you Londoners need more reasons to go and watch:

“Tim Heidecker gives a compulsively fascinating performance.” – Variety

“By far one of the most wildly inappropriate and pitch black comedies I’ve ever seen in my life.” – Film Threat

“A powerful generational statement.” – Indiewire

“Transgressively brilliant…” – Village Voice

“The Comedy” Out on DVD and Streaming

We cannot (and will not) contain our excitement. Director Rick Alverson’s critically acclaimed film, The Comedy, is now out on DVD! You can purchase a physical copy on Amazon or from other in-store retailers. Included on the DVD are special deleted scenes and audio commentary with Tim Heidecker and Rick Alverson. If streaming or downloading is more your style, watch it easily on Netflix, iTunes, or Amazon Instant Video.

Tuesday, the A.V. Club made The Comedy its new to DVD movie “Pick Of The Week,” calling the film “a spiritual successor to Mike Nichols’ The Graduate and Carnal Knowledge.” New Video also featured the film’s release, claiming that Rick Alverson’s “powerful and provocative character study touches a darkness behind the humor that resonates with viewers long after the story ends.”

And just in case you need more reasons to watch…

“Tim Heidecker gives a compulsively fascinating performance.” – Variety

“By far one of the most wildly inappropriate and pitch black comedies I’ve ever seen in my life.” – Film Threat

“A powerful generational statement.” – Indiewire

“Transgressively brilliant…” – Village Voice

Hammer To Nail Awards Rick Alverson with Silver Nail Award, “The Comedy” In at #1 on “Top 15 Films of 2012″ List

We are pleased to share the news that Hammer To Nail have awarded Rick Alverson with the Silver Nail award! It is handed out annually to the individual who delivers “the best cinematic one-two punch.” Alverson received the award for his films The Comedy and New Jerusalem, as well as the music video he directed for Jagjaguwar artist Sharon Van Etten! Hammer To Nail have also listed The Comedy at #1 in their Top 15 Films of 2012. Congratulations Rick!

“…The Comedy is the year’s best American-made movie.” – Rodrigo Perez, Indiewire

If you have not had the chance to watch The Comedy just yet, head to iTunes! New Jerusalem is available there, too.

Original Soundtrack for “The Comedy” Available Exclusively at iTunes, Film Now Showing via On Demand

The original soundtrack for “The Comedy” is available now exclusively through iTunes! It’s the perfect pairing, taking each listener through the “autumn of the American Era.” Gardens & Villa, Here We Go Magic, Bill Fay, GAYNGS and Donnie & Joe Emerson are just a few of the awesome artists featured on the soundtrack. You can check out the full track-list below and expect a vinyl release come November 13. Watch a clip from “The Comedy,” featuring an excerpt from William Basinski’s The Disintegration Loops, above. Read the rest of this entry »

Boys Life by Small Black
No One Wants It To Happen To You by Small Black
Back At Belle's by Small Black
Words by Sharon Van Etten
Druganaut by Black Mountain
Black Mountain (Demo) by Black Mountain
Surrender by Briana Marela
I Don't Want to Let You Down by Sharon Van Etten
Just Like Blood by Sharon Van Etten
Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Can't Keep Checking My Phone by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Continental Shelf by Viet Cong
Silhouettes by Viet Cong

Ur Life One Night by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Surrender by Briana Marela

Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Neverending Fountain by S. Carey

Briana Marela
Iowa City, IA - The Mill  w/ Jenny Hval

Viet Cong
Athens, GR - Six D.O.G.S.

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