Arts & Entertainment
Focus Features launches 'Ten Years of Celebrating Pride'
Catalogue of LGBT films available On Demand beginning June 1
Originally printed 5/31/2012 (Issue 2022 - Between The Lines News)
During Pride month, Focus Features is celebrating its 10th anniversary by releasing their unforgettable collection of LGBT films On Demand beginning June 1, 2012. See their video for "Ten Years of Celebrating Pride" here: http://focusfeatures.com/video/ten_years_of_celebrating_pride.
Newly added to Focus Features' already impressive catalogue of LGBT-themed films is "Loose Cannons," a romantic-comedy about family, business and coming out. "Loose Cannons" will be available in the U.S. for the first time ever on June 1 on iTunes (at http://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/loose-cannons/id527832998) and across all Video-on-Demand (VOD) platforms through Focus World (http://www.FocusFeatures.com/FocusWorld), the unique alternative distribution initiative owned and operated by Focus Features. See the "Loose Cannons" trailer here: http://youtu.be/wU5IpQkdsYo
In addition to Loose Cannons, the collection also includes "Brokeback Mountain," "Far from Heaven," "The Kids Are All Right," "Milk," "My Summer of Love" and "Pariah," all of which will be available On Demand throughout the month of June. Additionally, all the selections will be grouped within the Focus Features folder on Xfinity, the nation's largest cable VOD platform.
About 'Loose Cannons':
Tommaso (Riccardo Scamarcio) visits his conservative family in Southern Italy, ready to announce his new plans to be a writer rather than take over the family's pasta-making business - as well as tell his family that he's gay. But his older brother, Antonio, beats him to the punch and unexpectedly comes out of the closet first - and literally gives their father a heart attack! Now Tommaso is left with a distraught family and a business to run, and stuck playing the dutiful son - until the unexpected arrival of his boyfriend and their gay friends threatens to upend everything. Directed by Ferzan Ozpetek (Steam: The Turkish Bath), and deftly mixing family drama with laugh-out-loud comedy, it's got something for pretty much everyone. More information on Loose Cannons can be found here: http://www.focusfeatures.com/loose_cannons