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With over 30 years of Film experience in the Marketing/Distribution/Sales and Acquisitions areas, Steven Raphael and MJ Peckos bring their passion and love for cinema to every aspect of their work. The films they have marketed and distributed have garnered numerous Awards including: Academy Awards, Palme d'Or, Golden Bear, Independent Spirit Awards, Gotham Awards, and every major Film Critics’ Aw

With over 30 years of Film experience in the Marketing/Distribution/Sales and Acquisitions areas, Steven Raphael and MJ Peckos bring their passion and love for cinema to every aspect of their work. The films they have marketed and distributed have garnered numerous Awards including: Academy Awards, Palme d'Or, Golden Bear, Independent Spirit Awards, Gotham Awards, and every major Film Critics’ Aw

"For years, Jasmila Zbanic hoped someone else would dramatize the worst atrocity of the Balkan wars. Instead, she did so...
03/17/2021
Making a Movie About a Genocide That Some Still Deny

"For years, Jasmila Zbanic hoped someone else would dramatize the worst atrocity of the Balkan wars. Instead, she did so with “Quo Vadis, Aida?” and it has been nominated for an Oscar."

#QuoVadisAida Super LTD NEON
The New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/17/movies/quo-vadis-aida-jasmila-zbanic.html?smid=em-share

For years, Jasmila Zbanic hoped someone else would dramatize the worst atrocity of the Balkan wars. Instead, she did so with “Quo Vadis, Aida?” and it has been nominated for an Oscar.

CONGRATULATIONS to Jasmila Zbanic and team Quo Vadis, Aida?!!! Oscars here we come!Super LTD NEON Indie Sales
03/15/2021

CONGRATULATIONS to Jasmila Zbanic and team Quo Vadis, Aida?!!! Oscars here we come!

Super LTD NEON Indie Sales

Huge congrats to director A.J. Wilhelm for screening his latest film, the beautiful Junior Doc Short, to a #live audienc...
03/14/2021
Miami Film Festival screening both virtually and in person

Huge congrats to director A.J. Wilhelm for screening his latest film, the beautiful Junior Doc Short, to a #live audience at the Miami Film Festival! Did we say LIVE?!

Thank you Miami Film Festival for another great festival!

The 38th annual Miami Film Festival kicked off with an opening-night celebration featuring smiling actors and filmmakers walking down a lush red carpet as excited attendees snapped their images and

Congratulations to A.J. Wilhelm and Junior! So proud of this film and thanks to Miami Film Festival!#ayiti#miamifilmfest...
02/05/2021

Congratulations to A.J. Wilhelm and Junior! So proud of this film and thanks to Miami Film Festival!

#ayiti
#miamifilmfestival
#LittleHaiti

🥳 thrilled to announce that JUNIOR will be playing at the 38th Miami Film Festival. March 3 - 14. 🎥🥁🏝

A.J. Wilhelm's beautiful short doc JUNIOR is available to stream now through November 22 at the St. Louis International ...
11/15/2020
Junior | Doc Shorts: Making Music | 2020 St. Louis International Film Festival

A.J. Wilhelm's beautiful short doc JUNIOR is available to stream now through November 22 at the St. Louis International Film Festival's virtual festival...and even better, it's free of charge! (thank you St. Louis International Film Festival!!!)

Make sure to support emerging filmmakers by voting for JUNIOR for the Audience Award!

#VOTE #junior #documentary #Haiti #drums #racine

10/07/2020
'Mighty Ira': Film Review | Hollywood Reporter

"...Mighty Ira underscores the kind of truths that many will consider inconvenient, especially in these hyper-tribal times."

Make sure to check it out this Friday at the Angelika Film Center's Virtual Cinema!

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/mighty-ira-film-review

'Mighty Ira': Film Review 11:02 AM PDT 10/7/2020 by Sheri Linden FACEBOOK TWITTER EMAIL ME Foundation for Individual Rights in Education A warm portrait that poses ever-urgent questions. TWITTER 10/9/2020 Ira Glasser, who led the ACLU for two pivotal decades, is profiled in a documentary that focuse...

Now more than ever, we must remember what’s at stake and how crucial it is to have people and organizations like Ira Gla...
10/06/2020
How Freedom of Speech Protects You from Rulers Like Trump

Now more than ever, we must remember what’s at stake and how crucial it is to have people and organizations like Ira Glasser and the ACLU to fight for us!

This Friday, Oct 9 check out Mighty Ira documentary at the Angelika Film Center's Virtual cinema! and remember to #VOTE #vote #vote!

Angelika Film Center & Café - Dallas
Angelika Film Center & Café at Mosaic
Angelika Film Center & Café - Plano
Angelika Mosiac (Fairfax) Open Captioned on Sundays

The longtime director of the American Civil Liberties Union—and subject of the documentary “Mighty Ira”—writes about why we must protect freedom of speech at all costs.

10/05/2020

It's a honor to announce Junior will be screening at the St. Louis International Film Festival this November! Stay tuned for virtual screening dates! Congratulations to director A.J. Wilhelm!

Cinema St. Louis @ajwilhelm #diversityinfilm #haiti #documentaryfilm #NewVoices

Save the date! On October 9 MIGHTY IRA opens at the Angelika Film Center virtual cinemas nationwide! Amid high-profile c...
09/24/2020
Mighty Ira - Movie Trailers - iTunes

Save the date! On October 9 MIGHTY IRA opens at the Angelika Film Center virtual cinemas nationwide!

Amid high-profile controversies surrounding free speech and racial equality, former American Civil Liberties Union Executive Director Ira Glasser reflects on his life at the forefront of defending the rights of all Americans, from civil rights leaders to neo-Nazis. ACLU Mighty Ira documentary

And don't forget to #VOTE !

Ira Glasser is one of America’s unsung champions of civil rights and liberties. As the leader of the American Civil Liberties Union for 23 years, he transformed the organization from a small, “mom-and-pop” operation on the verge of bankruptcy into a civil liberties juggernaut with offices in e...

05/31/2019

It's Friday! Join the great Patricia Rozema at the Village East Cinema for a special post screening Q&A following the 7:20pm showing of her latest film MOUTHPIECE!

Get your tickets here: https://www.citycinemas.com/villageeast/film/mouthpiece

Variety calls Mouthpiece a “thoughtful interrogation of modern womanhood.” Opening TODAY at the Village East Cinemas in NYC & LA June 7th. #mouthpiecemovie #womeninfilm #femalepower

Calling all #ShirleyJackson fans, we are proud to present the great new trailer for Stacie Passon's WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED...
04/16/2019
Exclusive: See Taissa Farmiga in creepy trailer for 'We Have Always Lived in the Castle'

Calling all #ShirleyJackson fans, we are proud to present the great new trailer for Stacie Passon's WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE starring Taissa Farmiga, Alexandra Daddario, Sebastian Stan, The Official Crispin Hellion Glover Page

IN THEATERS AND VOD MAY 17.

Brainstorm Media
Entertainment Weekly

https://ew.com/trailers/2019/04/16/we-have-always-lived-in-the-castle-trailer/

Adapted from Shirley Jackson's 1962 mystery novel, We Have Always Lived in the Castle (out May 17) stars Taissa Farmiga…

John Stossel's fantastic piece on the Little Pink House, eminent domain and Susette Kelo's case will give you some backg...
04/04/2018
Little Pink House: New at Reason

John Stossel's fantastic piece on the Little Pink House, eminent domain and Susette Kelo's case will give you some background before you get your tickets for LITTLE PINK HOUSE opening weekend!

APRIL 20
New York / Village East Cinema, Amc Empire 25
Los Angeles / Laemmle Monica Film Center, Laemmle Playhouse 7, Edwards Westpark 8
San Francisco / Landmark's Opera Plaza Cinema Landmark's Shattuck Cinemas
Atlanta / Landmark's Midtown Art Cinema

https://reason.com/blog/2018/04/03/stossel-little-pink-house-new-at-reason#comment

The story of how the government can take your home against your will.

Little Pink House hits theaters on April 20th. Based on the true story of Susette Kelo and her Supreme Court battle agai...
03/28/2018
Lawmakers to View Eminent Domain Film 'Little Pink House' at U.S. Capitol

Little Pink House hits theaters on April 20th. Based on the true story of Susette Kelo and her Supreme Court battle against Pfizer and eminent domain. It's incredibly timely and should be required viewing for all! #handsoffourtowns #littlepinkhousemovie

P.S. Doesn't hurt that it stars the always amazing Catherine Keener and Jeanne Tripplehorn and features an original song from the legendary David Crosby!

Korchula Productions Village East Cinema AMC Theatres Landmark Theatres

Rep. Jamie Raskin, a Democrat from Maryland, and Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a Republican from California, have signed on.

The annual Canada Now - 2018 USA tour film series is back at the IFC Center starting tonight with a screening of Academy...
03/22/2018
5 Film Series to Catch in NYC This Weekend

The annual Canada Now - 2018 USA tour film series is back at the IFC Center starting tonight with a screening of Academy Award winner Francois Girard's acclaimed film
(and Canada's Oscar entry) Hochelaga, Terre des Âmes (Hochelaga, Land of Souls). Telefilm Canada

Get tickets while they're still available! http://www.ifccenter.com/series/canada-now-2018/

Our guide to film series and special screenings.

So proud to be working with the great Ildikó Enyedi and Netflix on her Academy Award shortlisted masterpiece On Body and...
01/10/2018
Foreign Contenders: Ildikó Enyedi Aligns Framing and Sound for the Dreamy Romance in Hungary’s On Body and Soul - MovieMaker Magazine

So proud to be working with the great Ildikó Enyedi and Netflix on her Academy Award shortlisted masterpiece On Body and Soul -2016 Movie.

Now playing in LA at the Laemmle Music Hall and available to stream on Netflix beginning February 2!

Shout out to Carlos Aguilar for his great MovieMaker Magazine piece on Ildikó.

#dreams #deers

Ildikó Enyedi, writer-director of 2018 Best Foreign Language Film contender On Body and Soul, discusses Eastern European cinema, shooting with real animals, and the humanity in her films.

Check out the gorgeous trailer for Stéphanie Di Giusto's La Danseuse http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/the-...
12/01/2017
The Dancer - Movie Trailers - iTunes

Check out the gorgeous trailer for Stéphanie Di Giusto's La Danseuse http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/the-dancer/

Don't miss the Q&A with director Stéphanie Di Giusto and choreographer Jody Spering (Time Lapse Dance) after the Fri, December 1, 7:00pm show! GET YOUR TICKETS HERE: https://www.landmarktheatres.com/Booking/the-landmark-at-57-west/5547387

Pacific Northwest Pictures, uniFrance, FrenchFlicks The Landmark at 57 West

Loïe Fuller was the toast of the Folies Bergères at the turn of the 20th century and an inspiration for Toulouse-Lautrec and the Lumière Brothers. The film revolves around her complicated relationship with protégé and rival Isadora Duncan.

THE DANCER opens today at the Village East Cinema and The Landmark at 57 West. Q&A with director Stéphanie Di Giusto and...
12/01/2017
A Film About Loie Fuller’s Art Nouveau Dances

THE DANCER opens today at the Village East Cinema and The Landmark at 57 West. Q&A with director Stéphanie Di Giusto and Choreographer Jody Sperling following the 7PM showtime at The Landmark at 57 West!

Starring SoKo , Lily Rose Melody Depp, Mélanie Thierry, GaspardUlliel

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/12/11/a-film-about-loie-fullers-art-nouveau-dances

In “The Dancer,” Fuller’s pieces are reconstructed by a scholar and performed by the French actress Soko.

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Polish Foreign Oscar Candidate #Spoor by Agnieszka Holland ’s, based on Olga Tokarczuk ’s acclaimed novel „follows a retired engineer in a remote area of Poland who starts her own investigation after finding a body. All of the deceased in what becomes a series of deaths were involved in hunting, and evidence suggests they were killed by animals, possibly in revenge.“ (Variety).We are happy to present the film in framework of EFP Screenings of Oscar Entries from Europe in LA. Beta Cinema Required Viewing #TorFilmProduction Heimatfilm Cologne Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej
Bulgaria's Oscar Entry for Best Foreign-language Film СЛАВА / GLORY by #KristinaGrozeva and Petar Valchanov Petrov „is a sharply executed, superbly performed Bulgarian tragic dramedy where the lives of a cosmopolitan PR woman and lonely railroad worker come together in some highly unfortunate ways.“ (reviewed by The Hollywood Reporter). It was a great pleasure to have the screenwriter Decho Taralezhkov / John Detch and director/producer Petar Valchanov Petrov for the Q&A after the EFP Oscar Screening in LA! Stay tuned for the photo impressions coming soon. WIDE - International Sales & Distribution Required Viewing #Abraxasfilm #Graalfilms Национален филмов център / Bulgarian National Film Center
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