January Release Calendar for Gravitas Ventures, Dark Star, Uncork’d Entertainment and More


January is jam-packed with new movies from Gravitas Ventures, Dark Star, Quiver, etc. Take a look!


JANUARY 5

HAPPY FACE DRAMA/THRILLER

Synopsis: Estranged from his manipulative cancer-stricken mother, Stan, a quixotic 19-year-old, dons a disguise and joins a therapy workshop for disfigured patients in a misguided attempt to reconnect with her. But when his deception is revealed, Stan, who is desperate to gain coping skills to care for his disease-ravaged mother, offers the afflicted patients a bargain: he stays with the group, and in exchange he teaches them how feel good about themselves : by using their “ugliness” as a weapon against our beauty-obsessed culture.

100% FRESH ON ROTTEN TOMATOES
Digital
Distributor: Dark Star Pictures
Starring: Robin L’Homeau, Alison Midstokke, E.R. Ruiz, Debbie Lynch-White, Dean Perseo

ON DEMAND AND DIGITAL
iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Xbox, Vudu,  Direct TV, Dish Network and all major cable providers.
January 5, 2021


SACRED COW DOCUMENTARY

Synopsis: At our grocery stores and dinner tables, even the most thoughtful consumers are overwhelmed by the number of considerations to weigh when choosing what to eat—especially when it comes to meat. Guided by the noble principle of least harm, many responsible citizens resolve the ethical, environmental, and nutritional conundrum by quitting meat entirely. But can a healthy, resilient, and conscientious food system exist without animals?

Sacred Cow probes the fundamental moral, environmental and nutritional quandaries we face in raising and eating animals. In this project, we focus our lens on the largest and perhaps most maligned of farmed animals, the cow.

DVD and Digital
Distributor: Dark Star Pictures
Starring: Nick Hofferman


JANUARY 7

 

HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR MUSICAL/DRAMA

Synopsis: A live recording of Sam Harris’s award-winning one-man musical performance, tracing his rise to stage stardom.

Digital
Distributor: BroadwayHD
Starring: Sam Harris


JANUARY 12

GO/DON’T GO ACCLAIMED THRILLER

Synopsis: After an unknown cataclysm, Adam (Alex Knapp) is alone. The sole inhabitant of a vacant, unchanged world, or so he thinks. While attempting to stay grounded in the desolate landscape, visions come to him—the fateful night his best friend Kyle (Nore Davis) introduces him to the love of his life, K (Olivia Luccardi).

As Adam’s mental state starts to unravel, he is plagued by lingering questions and uncertain realities about his world. His grip on what’s left starts to slip away—sending him spiraling towards a series of unforeseen consequences and unexpected truths.
Go / Don’t Go is a post-apocalyptic psychological thriller, oscillating between a forgotten love story and inescapable paranoia.

 

Digital
Distributor: Gravitas Ventures
Starring: Alex Knapp, Olivia Luccardi, Nore Davis


BRIGHT HILL ROAD HORROR/THRILLER

Synopsis: When a misstep after a workplace shooting puts alcoholic Marcy on leave, she heads out to see her sister in California. Halfway there, she stops for a couple of days at the Bright Hill Road Boarding House. The walls close in on the deeply troubled Marcy, as she loses touch with reality and comes face to face with the misdeeds of her sordid past.

 

DVD and Digital
Distributor: Uncork’d Entertainment
Starring: Siobhan Williams, Agam Darshi, Michael Eklund


NARRATIVES OF MODERN GENOCIDE DOCUMENTARY

Synopsis: Narratives of Modern Genocide challenges the audience to experience first-person accounts of survivors of genocide. Sichan Siv and Gilbert Tuhabonye share how they escaped the killing fields of Cambodia, and the massacre of school children in Burundi. Mixing haunting animation, and expert context the film confronts our notion that the holocaust was the last genocide.

Digital
Distributor: Texas Tech University Public Media
Starring: Sichan Siv and Gilbert Tuhabonye


BATTLE IN SPACE SCIENCE-FICTION

Synopsis: In 2420, after aliens and powerful space wizards have enslaved human villages, a group of resistance fighters organize a counterattack against their alien overlords and launch an armada of spacecraft in a battle for supremacy in space.

DVD and Digital
Distributor: Uncork’d Entertainment
Starring: Doug Jones, Erik Palladino


CLIMATE OF THE HUNTER CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED HORROR

Synopsis: Two sisters, Alma and Elizabeth, along with a dog who’s described as a “philosopher,” have come to Alma’s remote house to reconnect with Wesley after twenty years. Alma is recently divorced, Elizabeth is a workaholic in Washington, D.C., while Wesley lives in Paris dealing with a wife recently struck with a fatal disease. When the three come together for dinner it has all the makings of a lovely adult melodrama about loneliness, and the desire to connect and share our lives with someone… but we must add to the mix one otherworldly piece of information: Wesley could be a vampire.

Digital (U.S and Canada)
Distributor: Dark Star Pictures
Starring: Ginger Gilmartin, Mary Buss, Ben Hall, Jacob Ryan Snovel


JANUARY 15

THE RISE OF SIR LONGBOTTOM SPY-ADVENTURE

Synopsis: Kick off the new year with a wild new Kung-Fu spy adventure!
from Overnight Pictures LLC, and director Clay Moffatt, The Rise of Sir Longbottom : Pocketman and Cargoboy 2 – on Digital January 15, 2021. Pocketman, Cargoboy and all your favorite Section 62 agents are back to face a dangerous new threat. When Sir Longbottom comes up with a plan for world domination it will take everything just to have a chance of stopping him. Daniel Main, Jeremy Behie, Ben Vasquez, and Aiyana Irwin star.

Digital (US)
Distributor: Overnight Pictures
Starring: Daniel Main, Jeremy Behie, Ben Vasquez


JANUARY 19

CLAPBOARD JUNGLE DOCUMENTARY

Synopsis: An emotional and educational journey following five years in the life and career of an independent filmmaker.

Digital (US/Canada)
Distributor: IndieCan/Gravitas Ventures
Starring: Guillermo Del Toro, Tom Savini, Michael Biehn, Sid Haig, George A.Romero, Barbara Crampton, Gigi Saul Guerrero


JANUARY 22

AGENT REVELATION SCIENCE-FICTION WITH STAR TREK’S MICHAEL DORN!

Synopsis: Written, directed by and starring Derek Ting, the film fixes on Jim Yung, a rejected CIA analyst, has been exposed to an ancient ‘dust’ that transforms him into a super soldier that can communicate with aliens. When a secret organization works with him to discover why aliens have returned to Earth, the truth comes at a price.

Digital (U.S and Canada)
Distributor: Quiver
Starring: Michael Dorn, Derek Ting, Kayla Ewell


JANUARY 29  JUST ANNOUNCED!

THE FUNERAL HOME ACCLAIMED HORROR-THRILLER

Synopsis: Death is no stranger to Bernardo, his wife Estella and his stepdaughter Irina, seeing as they run a funeral parlor. But lifeless bodies are one thing, and the spirits wandering around the place, obliging the family to delimit the spaces in their home where they can walk through, are quite another. Most of them are gloomy but harmless presences, until it becomes clear one day that there is something lurking in the shadows that genuinely wants to hurt them…

In Virtual Theaters (U.S)
Distributor: Uncork’d Entertainment
Starring: Luis Machín, Celeste Gerez, Camila Vaccarini

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