2010 Gotham Independent Film Award Winners Include WINTER’S BONE and THE OATH

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The Independent Filmmaker Project have announced the winners of the 2010 Gotham Independent Film Awards.  Winter’s Bone was the big winner, landing both “Best Feature” and “Best Ensemble Performance.”  The other honorees include Holy Rollers, Daddy Longlegs, Littlerock, The Oath, and Waiting for Superman.

Hit the jump for the full list of winners.

Check Out Trailers for Sundance Darlings THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT and HOLY ROLLERS

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Two films that both had very positive buzz coming out of Sundance this year, The Kids Are All Right and Holy Rollers, now both have trailers to go along with that.

The Kids Are All Right, my personal favorite film from Sundance this year, is a comedy starring Annette Bening and Julianne Moore as lesbian mothers whose kids (Mia Wasikowska and Josh Hutcherson) seek out their biological father (Mark Ruffalo). It was picked up by Focus Features and will release on July 7. Holy Rollers, a drama starring Jesse Eisenberg and Justin Bartha as Hasidic Jews who deal ecstasy, was picked up by First Independent Pictures and is scheduled for release on May 21.

Hit the jump for the trailers and official plot descriptions.

First Independent Pictures Acquires US Distribution Rights to HOLY ROLLERS

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First Independent Pictures has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Holy Rollers.  Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Justin Bartha, Holy Rollers was inspired by actual events and it’s about Hasidic Jews  that were recruited to smuggle ecstasy into New York City from Amsterdam in the late 90′s.  Jesse Eisenberg is the lead.  The movie premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival to decent reviews.

According to the press release we were sent, First Independent anticipates an early to mid summer release. Hit the jump to read the entire press release.

Also, we posted 6 clips from the film and I did an interview with Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Bartha, Danny A. Abeckase, Ari Graynor and Director Kevin Asch while at Sundance, so click here to check it out.

Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Bartha, Danny A. Abeckase, Ari Graynor and Director Kevin Asch Video Interview HOLY ROLLERS

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One of the many films to premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival was director Kevin Asch’s Holy Rollers. Inspired by actual events, Holy Rollers stars Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Bartha, Danny A. Abeckase, and Ari Graynor and it’s about some Hasidic Jews that were recruited to smuggle ecstasy into New York City from Amsterdam in the late 90′s.

I saw the film at Sundance and while it didn’t do anything we haven’t seen before, Jesse Eisenberg showcased his considerable acting skills and demonstrated why he’s constantly working.  Also, while a million coming of age stories have been made, I don’t know if I’ve ever seen one that takes place in a Hasidic Jewish community in New York City.  Points for that.

Anyway, I was able to participate in an interview with the cast and Director Kevin Asch at the Festival, and after the jump you can watch the conversation.  If you’re curious about Holy Rollers, take a look:

6 Movie Clips from HOLY ROLLERS – Premiered at Sundance and Stars Jesse Eisenberg and Justin Bartha

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One of the many films to premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival is director Kevin Asch’s Holy Rollers. Inspired by actual events, Holy Rollers stars Jesse Eisenberg and Justin Bartha and it’s about Hasidic Jews smuggling Ecstasy in the late ’90s in New York City.

I saw the film last night and while it didn’t wow me, Jesse Eisenberg showcased his considerable acting skills and demonstrated why he’s constantly working.  Also, while a million coming of age stories have been made, I don’t know if I’ve ever seen one that takes place in a Hasidic Jewish community in New York City.  Again, didn’t wow me, but I liked it.  If you’re curious about the film, after the jump we’ve been given 6 clips.  Take a look:

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