Edward Burns’ “NEWLYWEDS” Releases May 22 on DVD and Digital

Edward Burns’ “NEWLYWEDS”
May 22 on DVD and Digital


A Provocative Look at Modern Relationships


“An exceptional film…sharp, intimate, and realistic…adult dramedy done right.”

Film School Rejects

April 9, 2012 –When you get married, you’re not just getting a husband or wife—you get the family, the friends, even the exes.

Buzzy (Edward Burns, Saving Private Ryan) and Katie (Caitlin Fitzgerald, It’s Complicated) are newlyweds who seem to have it all, until an unexpected visit from Buzzy’s wild sister, Linda (Kerry Bishé), begins to disrupt their daily routine. Katie’s sister, Marcia (Marsha Dietlein Bennett), has been married to Max (Max Baker) for 18 years and suspects him of being unfaithful. As drama begins to unfold with their respective siblings, Buzzy and Katie begin to question their own relationship and whether they will ever return to their stress-free life.

Written and directed by Edward Burns with crackling humor and sharp insights into modern relationships, NEWLYWEDS tracks the tangled threads of these New Yorkers over three days. Aiming to root out the reality and bypassing the Hollywood sentimentality of love and marriage, Burns takes a pseudo-documentary approach that is no less visually striking for its on-the-fly style. Shot entirely in New York’s TriBeCa neighborhood, it’s a quintessential New York film from a quintessential New York director.

The film releases on standard digital platforms and DVD on May 15, following its premiere at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival. NEWLYWEDS is Burns’ sixth film in the festival.

NEWLYWEDS is written and directed by Edward Burns; executive produced by Mike Harrop; produced by Aaron Lubin, Edward Burns, William Rexer II; edited by Janet Gaynor. The DVD includes deleted scenes, an interview with Edward Burns on the inspiration for NEWLYWEDS and his filmmaking process and relationship with Tribeca, presented by American Express.

Pricing:                                $29.95 US
Runtime:                             96 mins. + extras
Rating:                                 NR
Catalog #:                           NNVG 268720
Language:                          English
Color:                                   Color
Audio Format:                 Dolby Digital 5.1 Stereo
Genre:                                  Drama/Comedy

About Tribeca Film
Tribeca Film is a comprehensive distribution label dedicated to acquiring and marketing independent films across multiple platforms, including video-on-demand, theatrical and home video.  It is an initiative from Tribeca Enterprises designed to provide new platforms for how film can be experienced, while supporting filmmakers and introducing audiences to films they might not otherwise see. American Express continues its support of Tribeca and the independent film community by serving as the Founding Partner of Tribeca Film.

About New Video
New Video is a leading entertainment distributor and the largest aggregator of independent digital content worldwide. Headquartered in New York City, with an international presence in 45 territories, the company delivers feature films, TV programs and web originals via digital download, streaming, video-on-demand, Blu-ray, DVD, and theatrical release. In 2011, New Video bowed Oscar®-nominated Hell and Back Again and South American blockbuster Elite Squad: The Enemy Within in US theaters. Through a new partnership with digital exhibitor Cinedigm Entertainment Group, New Video is poised to bring more independent films to theaters nationwide. New Video streamlines distribution and marketing for filmmakers and partners, bringing a wide variety of fresh content to new audiences. The company’s library includes original TV series and movies from A+E® Home Entertainment, HISTORY™, and Lifetime®, unforgettable games and trophy sets from Major League Baseball®, storybook treasures from Scholastic®, award-winning documentaries from Docurama Films®, next-gen indies from Flatiron Film Company®, and acclaimed independent films and festival picks through partnerships with the Sundance Institute and Tribeca Film. New Video is proud to distribute many Oscar®-nominated documentaries including GasLand, Waste Land, Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory and Hell and Back Again.

For more information, please contact:
Luis Garza; 646-259-4144; lgarza@newvideo.com

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