New York, NY, June 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — New York, NY – The New York Film Critics Series® (NYFCS®), a premiere screening company, has partnered with the nation’s leading independent cinemas to present live, in-theater events. The evenings are moderated by Peter Travers, film critic for Rolling Stone Magazine and ABC’s Popcorn, along with additional coverage by Alison Bailes of Sirius Radio. NYFCS offers screenings of movies before their theatrical release and presents big-screen HD broadcast with the stars and filmmakers. www.nyfilmcriticsseries.com
The next NYFCS national event will be pre-release screenings of BLIND with on-screen appearances by the cast and director Michael Mailer. A novelist blinded in a car crash (Alec Baldwin) which killed his wife rediscovers his passion for both life and writing when he embarks on an affair with the neglected wife (Demi Moore) of an indicted businessman (Dylan McDermott). The film will open in theaters on July 14th, 2017
THE BLIND NYFCS® events will take place for one night only at selected US theaters July 5th – July 13th, 2017. The movie is directed by: Michael Mailer, written by: John Buffalo Mailer; story by Diane Fisher, and stars: Alec Baldwin, Demi Moore, Steven Prescod, Eden Epstein, and Dylan McDermott.
NYFCS® takes place exclusively in theaters and is never available on TV or the Internet. The events, including interviews and interactive audience involvement, are HD broadcasted to 55 select major markets so that everyone throughout the country can enjoy up close and personal moments from major movie stars, producers, writers and directors in the comfort of their own neighborhood theater. On a monthly basis, audiences experience all of the excitement of captured live Q&A sessions hosted by Peter Travers. Each screening brings the energy and VIP nature of prestigious, NYC screenings to nationwide audiences. This is a comprehensive, industry-wide, turn-key marketing tool complete with robust media and in-theater assets to 400+ screens.
NYFCS® is dedicated to producing inspiring events in a collaborative environment and to nurturing the long-term success of movies. Featuring an energetic, creative, and experienced team, the NYFCS® exhibits socially and culturally relevant films with live, world-class talent in the best independent theaters throughout the U.S. NYFCS will entertain, educate, surprise and invigorate film-loving audiences across the nation.
Citi® is the Official Card of this event. www.citiprivatepass.com. This relationship was arranged by The Erlick Group (http://www.erlick-group.com), a leading NYC-based entertainment sponsorship agency that has represented leading properties in film, music, theatre and venues for the past 22 years.
Recent NYFCS® Highlights
David Oyelowo & Rosie Perez – FIVE NIGHTS IN MAINE
Ally Sheedy – LITTLE SISTER
Julia Stiles, Josh Charles – THE DROWNING
Alec Baldwin, Demi Moore, Dylan McDermott – BLIND
Melissa Leo – BURN COUNTRY
Michael Shannon – SALT & FIRE
Julia Stiles & Josh Charles – THE DROWNING
Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel – THE BOOK OF LOVE
Sharon Stone – MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS
Clive Owen – THE CONFIRMATION
Ethan Hawke, Paul Giamatti – THE PHENOM
Jason Sudeikis, Blythe Danner – TUMBLEDOWN
Cynthia Nixon – JAMES WHITE
Jake Johnson – DIGGING FOR FIRE
Al Pacino – DANNY COLLINS
About The New York Film Critics Series®:
Peter Travers, Host: Peter is an American film critic, who has written for, in turn, People and Rolling Stone. Travers also hosts a celebrity interview show called Popcorn on ABC News Now and ABCNews.com. Travers joined Rolling Stone in 1989 after a four-year stint with People. He’s best known for his basic writing style that eschews a more sophisticated analysis for an easy-to-read and often very opinionated form. According to efilmcritic.com, Travers is the nation’s most blurbed film critic. Peter has hosted the NYFCS for over 10 years. In addition to Rolling Stone Magazine, ABC-TV, Peter appears regularly on Newsweek & The Daily Beast, The Soho Apple Store, and CNN.
Alison Bailes, Co-Host: Alison a the film critic for Sirius Radio. She produces and hosts a series for The SoHo House in Brooklyn and guest hosts the New York Film Critics Series® and maintains her own film website: www.alisonbailes.com. From 2005-2009 Alison co-hosted the NBC Universal weekly movie review show “Lyons & Bailes Reel Talk”. Prior to joining WNBC, Alison created “At The Angelika” for the Independent Film Channel.
Independent Theaters: The NYFCS® network of U.S. theaters are independent partners dedicated to presenting the finest films available. These are exhibitors who take great pride in their shows and provide patrons with state-of-the-art, live HD experiences in the comfort of their convenient locations. Each location has been carefully chosen to ensure the best possible experience that is available in domestic, independent cinema today. http://nyfilmcriticsseries.com/Locations.html
Vertical Entertainment is a global independent distributor that offers a unique combination of full-service marketing and sales services. Dedicated to providing highly-effective and collaborative solutions, Vertical leverages unparalleled relationships to maximize revenue across all streams. A collective 60 years of distribution, marketing and sales expertise from Vertical’s seasoned team gives content partners a wealth of experience minus the studio costs. Recent titles include He Never Died starring Henry Rollins and Playing It Cool starring Chris Evans and Michelle Monaghan. Current releases include Fathers and Daughters starring Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Aaron Paul and Diane Kruger; Other People starring Jesse Plemons and Molly Shannon; and festival sensation Under the Shadow from director Babak Anvari. For more information, please visit www.vert-ent.com or www.facebook.com/vertent.
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CONTACT: Mark Ehrenkranz NY Film Critics National Series® 973.214.4008 [email protected]