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New VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE Trailer

Blue Bayou Trailer Starring Justin Chon& Alicia Vikander

An official selection of the 2021 Cannes Film Festival from award-winning writer/director Justin Chon , Blue Bayou is the moving and timely story of a uniquely American family fighting for their future. Antonio LeBlanc ( Chon ), a Korean adoptee raised in a small town in the Louisiana bayou, is married to the love of his life Kathy ( Alicia Vikander ) and step-dad to their beloved daughter Jessie. Struggling to make a better life for his family, he must confront the ghosts of his past when he discovers that he could be deported from the only country he has ever called home.     Focus Features will release BLUE BAYOU in theaters on September 17, 2021   Discuss this with fellow SJF fans on Facebook . On Twitter, follow us at @SandwichJohnFilms Please Leave A Comment-

PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN FREE VIRTUAL SCREENINGS TO COLLEGE STUDENTS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH RAINN

Focus Features has co-partnered with RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, and Campus Circle to host free screenings for college students of the five time Academy Award®-nominated film PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN on April 15th, 2021. Focus, RAINN and Campus Circle hope to continue the conversation against sexual assault and violence on college campuses with the film as statistically 13% of all students experience sexual assault or rape during their time at school. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.4673 or online.rainn.org ) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country. Students can RSVP for the free screenings and post-show conversation Here , which are set to take place Thursday at 7:00 p.m. local time. Said Heather Drevna, RAINN Vice President of communications: "Sexual violence can affect not only the survivor, but the people and communities around them. Promising Young W

Eddie Huang's Directorial Debut Trailer For 'Boogie'

From acclaimed writer, producer and restaurateur Eddie Huang comes his directorial debut BOOGIE , the coming-of-age story of Alfred “ Boogie ” Chin, a basketball phenom living in Queens, New York, who dreams of one day playing in the NBA. While his parents pressure him to focus on earning a scholarship to an elite college, Boogie must find a way to navigate a new girlfriend, high school, on-court rivals and the burden of expectation      Focus Features will release BOOGIE in theaters on March 5   Discuss this with fellow SJF fans on Facebook . On Twitter, follow us at @SandwichJohnFilms Please Leave A Comment-

Let Him Go Review 'HUGE SURPRISE, A must watch'

Zach Reviews- Let Him Go     Website: http://www.sandwichjohnfilms.com  Youtube Channel for sandwichjohnfilms: https://tinyurl.com/y9f6kf2k  Make sure to follow Zach on Twitter-https://twitter.com/popetheking?lang=en  Youtube- https://tinyurl.com/y8vjd6k6   Discuss this with fellow SJF fans on Facebook . On Twitter, follow us at @SandwichJohnFilms Please Leave A Comment-

'On the Basis of Sex' and 'RBG' Re-Releasing In Theaters

In tribute of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ’s life and unparalleled legacy upholding justice, Focus Features and Magnolia Pictures jointly announced that they will be re-releasing On the Basis of Sex and RBG , both films about the iconic Supreme Court Justice, this coming Friday in theaters, alongside the films’ availability via on-demand platforms.  Both film companies will be donating their net proceeds from the films’ theatrical re-release to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Foundation in support of their Women’s Rights Project, which was co-founded by Ginsburg back in 1972.  On the Basis of Sex and RBG were both originally released in 2018. On the Basis of Sex , which was released by Focus Features and presented by Participant, chronicled Ginsburg’s early life in law school and her groundbreaking case Moritz v. IRS, the first case ever to rule that gender discrimination is a violation of the U.S. Constitution.  The Oscar®-nominated and Emmy ® -winning documentary RBG ,

THE WAY I SEE IT Trailer

Based on the New York Times #1 bestseller comes The Way I See It , an unprecedented look behind the scenes of two of the most iconic Presidents in American History, Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan, as seen through the eyes of renowned photographer Pete Souza. As Official White House Photographer, Souza was an eyewitness to the unique and tremendous responsibilities of being the most powerful person on Earth. The movie reveals how Souza transforms from a respected photojournalist to a searing commentator on the issues we face as a country and a people. Discuss this with fellow SJF fans on Facebook . On Twitter, follow us at @SandwichJohnFilms Please Leave A Comment-

'Focus Movie Mondays' Watch Focus Features Hits From The Comfort Of Your Home

Focus Features announces the switch of their currently standing “ Focus Fridays ” livestreaming program to “ Focus Movie Mondays ,” hoping to bring moviegoers back to the movies from the comfort of their own homes. Beginning on Monday April 6th, Focus Features will be livestreaming a film exclusively on their Facebook page ( here ) every Monday in April for free. Each livestream will include a link to donate to the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s COVID 19 Response Fund. The program originated back in 2017 to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the studio by livestreaming classic Focus films during the summer – past titles have included The Kids Are All Right, Pride & Prejudice, The Constant Gardner , and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind . Intended as a celebration of film, the program brings moviegoers together through social media, as the livestreams allow chat functionalities between the studio, filmmakers, viewers, and talent alike to have live watch parties togethe

THE HIGH NOTE Trailer Starring Tracee Ellis Ross, Ice Cube & Dakota Johnson

Set in the dazzling world of the LA music scene comes the story of Grace Davis ( Tracee Ellis Ross ), a superstar whose talent, and ego, have reached unbelievable heights. Maggie ( Dakota Johnson ) is Grace’s overworked personal assistant who’s stuck running errands, but still aspires to her childhood dream of becoming a music producer. When Grace’s manager ( Ice Cube ) presents her with a choice that could alter the course of her career, Maggie and Grace come up with a plan that could change their lives forever. Discuss this with fellow SJF fans on Facebook . On Twitter, follow us at @SandwichJohnFilms Please Leave A Comment-

PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN Trailer

From visionary director, Emerald Fennell (Killing Eve) comes a delicious new take on revenge. Everyone said Cassie ( Carey Mulligan ) was a promising young woman ... until a mysterious event abruptly derailed her future. But nothing in Cassie’s life is what it appears to be: she’s wickedly smart, tantalizingly cunning, and she’s living a secret double life by night. Now, an unexpected encounter is about to give Cassie a chance to right the wrongs of the past in this thrilling and wildly entertaining story. Focus Features will release PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN in theaters on Friday, April 17, 2020, after it premieres at the Sundance Film Festival Discuss this with fellow SJF fans on Facebook . On Twitter, follow us at @SandwichJohnFilms Please Leave A Comment-

First Images From Focus Features 'Harriet'

Based on the story of iconic freedom fighter Harriet Tubman , Harriet follows Tubman on her escape from slavery and subsequent missions to free dozens of slaves through the Underground Railroad in the face of growing pre-Civil War adversity. Focus Features will release Harriet in theaters 2019 Discuss this with fellow SJF fans on Facebook . On Twitter, follow us at @SandwichJohnFilms Please Leave A Comment-

Focus Features 'THE MUSTANG' Official Trailer

Roman ( Matthias Schoenaerts ), a convict in a rural Nevada prison who struggles to escape his violent past, is required to participate in an “outdoor maintenance” program as part of his state-mandated social rehabilitation. Spotted by a no-nonsense veteran trainer ( Bruce Dern ) and helped by an outgoing fellow inmate and trick rider ( Jason Mitchell ), Roman is accepted into the selective wild horse training section of the program, where he finds his own humanity in gentling an especially unbreakable mustang. Focus Features will open THE MUSTANG in select theaters on March 15, 2019 after its World Premiere at THE SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL in January. Discuss this with fellow SJF fans on Facebook . On Twitter, follow us at @SandwichJohnFilms Please Leave A Comment-

Focus Features 'Harriet' Goes Into Production-Cynthia Erivo To Star As Harriet Tubman

Focus Features chairman Peter Kujawski announced today that Focus has set production on Harriet , a new feature chronicling the life of heroic abolitionist Harriet Tubman. Tubman will be played by Tony, Emmy and Grammy Award®-winner Cynthia Erivo (Bad Times at the El Royale, Widows), and the cast includes fellow Tony Award winner and Grammy Award winner Leslie Odom Jr. (Hamilton, Murder on the Orient Express), Joe Alwyn (Boy Erased, The Favourite, Mary Queen of Scots), multiple Grammy Award winner Jennifer Nettles , and Clarke Peters (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri). Awarding winning director Kasi Lemmons (Eve’s Bayou) will direct a screenplay she co-wrote with Gregory Allen Howard (Ali, Remember the Titans). Debra Martin Chase (The Princess Diaries, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) with Martin Chase Productions, Daniela Taplin Lundberg (Beasts of No Nation, The Kids are All Right) with Stay Gold Features and Gregory Allen Howard will produce. They’re joined b

Downtown Abbey Movie Begins Principle Photography

Focus Features and Carnival Films today announced the start of principle photography is due to begin on the Downton Abbey movie. Already confirmed to return are the original principal cast from the acclaimed television series. Joining the all-star cast will be Academy-Award® nominee and multi-award winning actress Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Pride), starring alongside Geraldine James (Anne with an E, Beast), Simon Jones (The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Brideshead Revisited), David Haig (Killing Eve, Penny Dreadful), Tuppence Middleton (War and Peace, The Imitation Game), Kate Phillips (Peaky Blinders, The Crown) and Stephen Campbell Moore (History Boys, Lark Rise to Candleford), amongst others. Academy-Award® winner Julian Fellowes who created Downton Abbey and wrote the film’s screenplay will produce alongside Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge. Brian Percival (The Book Thief, About a Girl), who directed the series’ pilot, will

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE POPE FRANCIS -'A MAN OF HIS WORD' IN THEATERS MAY 18

WIM WENDERS’ DOCUMENTARY FEATURE POPE FRANCIS - A MAN OF HIS WORD SET FOR MAY 18, 2018 U.S. RELEASE BY FOCUS FEATURES Focus Features has announced Wim Wender’s Pope Francis - A Man of His Word will open domestically in the U.S. on May 18, 2018. The film’s U.S. release announcement today coincides with Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent for Christians around the world. Universal Pictures International will distribute internationally. Written and directed by three-time Academy Award® nominee Wim Wenders (Buena Vista Social Club, Pina, The Salt of the Earth), the documentary is a rare co-production with the Vatican, featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and the Pope addressing his audience directly, answering the world’s questions on life, death, social justice, immigration, ecology, wealth inequality, materialism and the role of the family. Pope Francis - A Man of His Word is intended to be a personal journey with Pope Francis, rather than a biographical documentary a

“#FOCUSFRIDAYS” ON FACEBOOK LIVE STARTING THIS FRIDAY

A trio of film favorites from Focus Features will be streamed on Facebook Live over the next three Friday nights in August and September. #FocusFridays will take place each Friday night on the Focus Features Facebook Page, https://www.facebook.com/FocusFeatures/ beginning @6:00 PM PT. See the lineup of classic movies after the Jump... -Friday, August 25th: The Motorcycle Diaries (2004) won the Academy Award for Best Original Song (“Al Otro Lado del Río”). Following an inspiring journey of self-discovery and tracing the youthful origins of a revolutionary heart, the Latin American continent is unveiled in all its glory as two friends experience life at its fullest. -Friday, September 1st: The Constant Gardener (2005) sweeps audiences along one man’s emotional and global journey to uncover the truth behind a personal loss and a worldwide conspiracy. For her performance opposite Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz won the Screen Actors Guild, Golden Globe, and Academy Award. -Friday,

Movie Review: LOVING Uplifting, Beautiful, & Heartfelt. #ThisIsLoving

LOVING  is an uplifting, important film that will be cherished for generations. Both Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga disappear in their characters, among the most deeply-affecting performances this year. And writer/director Jeff Nichols once again proves his storytelling prowess. Rama is back again. Based on the true story of interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving who were punished by law and ultimately banished from their hometown for getting married. They spent the next nine years fighting for their right to raise their family there. It’s a case that went all the way to the supreme court and resulted in the landmark civil rights decision invalidating any laws that prohibit interracial marriage. What I’ve always admired about writer/director Jeff Nichols is that he’s more interested in the human factor. Even when his film could be about mystery adventure like “Midnight Special,” the focus remains centered around how two or three characters affect each other. The same

Enter For A Chance To Win Passes To See #LovingMovie In Memphis

Enter for a chance to see LOVING on November 15 at 7:00 PM in Memphis. From acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols , Loving celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving (portrayed by Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga ), who married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown. Their civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, went all the way to the Supreme Court, which in 1967 reaffirmed the very foundation of the right to marry - and their love story has become an inspiration to couples ever since. See how to enter after the Jump... Make sure to  LIKE   SandwichJohnFilms  on  Facebook  and follow us on  Twitter  for all your entertainment news and to be to notified about our upcoming Advance Screenings. Also make sure to subscribe and download our  Podcast Email us at screenings@sandwichjohnfilms.com Subject-Loving-Memphis Name & address www.lovingthefilm.com Facebo

Enter For A Chance To Win Passes To See #LovingMovie In Houston

Enter for a chance to see LOVING on November 15 at 7:00 PM in Houston. From acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols , Loving celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving (portrayed by Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga ), who married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown. Their civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, went all the way to the Supreme Court, which in 1967 reaffirmed the very foundation of the right to marry - and their love story has become an inspiration to couples ever since. See how to enter after the Jump... Make sure to  LIKE   SandwichJohnFilms  on  Facebook  and follow us on  Twitter  for all your entertainment news and to be to notified about our upcoming Advance Screenings. Also make sure to subscribe and download our  Podcast Email us at screenings@sandwichjohnfilms.com Subject-Loving-Houston Name & address www.lovingthefilm.com Facebo

Official Poster For Loving Starring Joel Edgerton

Focus Features’ new movie Loving world-premieres today In Competition at the 2016 Cannes International Film Festival. We are enclosing a link to the teaser poster, which is being unveiled today as well, and which we encourage you to share and post with your readers. From acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols (Midnight Special, Mud, Take Shelter), Loving celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving ( Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga ), whose civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, went all the way to the Supreme Court. Loving will be in theaters across the country in November Please Leave A Comment-

LAIKA Studio Delivers #KuboTheMovie Posters & Trailer

An epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan from acclaimed animation studio LAIKA . Clever, kindhearted Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson of “Game of Thrones”) ekes out a humble living, telling stories to the people of his seaside town including Hosato ( George Takei ), Akihiro ( Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ), and Kameyo (Academy Award nominee Brenda Vaccaro ). But his relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a spirit from his past which storms down from the heavens to enforce an age-old vendetta. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey (Academy Award winner Charlize Theron ) and Beetle (Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey ), and sets out on a thrilling quest to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known. With the help of his shamisen – a magical musical instrument – Kubo must battle gods and monsters, including the vengeful Moon King (Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes ) an