“STELLA DAYS” Releases January 8 on DVD and Netflix; Available Now On iTunes, Amazon and Vudu
Featuring Golden Globe® winner Martin Sheen
“Splendidly acted… Martin Sheen does his best work since ‘The West Wing.’”
– The Hollywood Reporter
December 11, 2012 – New York, New York – Inspired by Michael Doorley’s memoir of the same name, STELLA DAYS follows Father Daniel Berry (Martin Sheen, The Departed, The West Wing) as he plans to open a cinema in a small town in rural Ireland in the 1950s. With intense opposition from conservative residents, including an aspiring local politician (Oscar® nominee Stephen Rea, The Crying Game), the cinema becomes the setting for a dramatic struggle between faith and passion, Rome and Hollywood, and a man and his conscience.
Directed by Emmy® nominee Thaddeus O’Sullivan (Into the Storm), STELLA DAYS releases January 8 on DVD and Netflix from Cinedigm Entertainment Group, a division of Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (NASDAQ: CIDM), and Tribeca Film. The film released in theaters in June 2012 and is currently available on iTunes, Amazon and Vudu.
STELLA DAYS encapsulates the dilemma of Ireland in the mid-1950s, perched on the cusp of the modern but still clinging to the traditions of church and a cultural identity forged in very different times. The conflict between love and duty, hope and faith, and the excitement of the unknown versus the security of the familiar are various themes in the film that Father Berry struggles with as he moves forward with his plans to open the cinema.
“The particular ‘darkness’ that Father Berry wrestles with is a loss of purpose, a loss of conviction in his vocation, and it was exactly this confusion that attracted me,” said director Thaddeus O’Sullivan. “Stubborn and proud as he is, Father Barry is a man who comes to doubt profoundly in his right to judge, to exercise power and authority within the community, as much as he doubts that he knows the will of God – while remaining deeply spiritual. This makes him deeply human and a humanist.”
STELLA DAYS is directed by Thaddeus O’Sullivan; produced by Jackie Larkin, Maggie Pope, Lesley McKimm and Thaddeus O’Sullivan; written by Antoine O’Flatharta; edited by Dermot Diskin. Bonus features include: behind the scenes with the cast and crew, presented by American Express.
Pricing: $26.95 US
Runtime: 90 mins. + extras
Catalog #: NNVG277060
Audio Format: Dolby Digital 5.1 Stereo
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.
Cinedigm Entertainment Group
Cinedigm Entertainment Group (CEG), a division of Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., is an end-to-end digital distribution company delivering content in theaters, across digital and on-demand platforms, and on DVD/Blu-ray. CEG reaches a global digital audience through partnerships with iTunes, Netflix, Amazon, Google, Hulu, Vudu, Xbox, Playstation, and others. The company’s library of over 5,000 titles includes 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. CEG is proud to distribute many Oscar®-nominated films including “Hell and Back Again,” “GasLand,” “Waste Land,” “Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory,” “A Cat in Paris” and “Chico & Rita.” Current and upcoming CEG multi-platform releases include “The Invisible War,” “Citadel,” “In Our Nature,” “22 Bullets” and “Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey.” [CIDM-G] www.cinedigm.com.
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