MONTEREY MEDIA ACQUIRES U.S. RIGHTS TO FESTIVAL FAVORITE FORT MCCOY
Los Angeles, CA (March 10, 2014) - monterey media is proud to announce the acquisition of all U.S. and Canada rights to Fort McCoystarring Golden Globe & Independent Spirit Award nominee Eric Stoltz ( Pulp Fiction, Mask, "Caprica", Anaconda), Kate Connor (playing her real-life grandmother in the film), Golden Globe Winner & EMMY Winner Camryn Manheim ("The Practice", "Ghost Whisperer", "Elvis") and Academy Award nominee Seymour Cassel (The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Royal Tenenbaums, Rushmore). Garnering critical praise, Fort McCoy is based on the true story of one family living next to a Nazi POW camp in Wisconsin during W.W.II. The deal was inked between Fort McCoy LLC's Kate Connor and monterey's Scott Mansfield with a late summer theatrical release planned.
"We are thrilled to be working with Monterey Media with their rich tradition of championing beautiful award-winning films. We were honored by the overwhelming response to Fort McCoy on the festival circuit. Not only is it a personal film involving the history of my family, but it is our collective history as Americans, so we can't wait to bring this untold story to a wider American audience with Monterey.", commented Ms. Connor.
"A heartfelt, personal film with great performances."
- Hollywood Reporter
"Elegant. Wonderful. Shows that love and goodness still remain the saving graces of humanity. The performances are excellent. The characters are so rich. Stoltz underplays beautifully. The lovely Connor is the solid center of the film."
- We Are Movie Geeks
"Handsomely crafted. An appealingly sentimental drama about home front life during W.W.II. Fonseca and Hirsch give winning performances as the young lovers."
About Fort McCoy
Tag Line: Between good and evil lies a long blurred line
Eric Stoltz (Pulp Fiction) gives one of his most powerful performances as Frank Stirn, who moves with his family to become a barber for the American Army and POW camp at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, in the summer of 1944. Embittered that he cannot fight, Frank must take a stand when a Nazi SS Officer threatens his wife (Kate Connor, playing her real-life grandmother). Her Catholic sister (Lyndsy Fonseca, Kick-Ass) falls for a Jewish soldier (Andy Hirsch, The Chicago 8) haunted by the battle of Monte Cassino and the death of his best friend (Matthew Lawrence, Mrs. Doubtfire).
Camryn Manheim (The Practice) is their audacious friend who encourages the couple, while Seymour Cassel (Rushmore) is the priest who cannot. Frank's daughter befriends a German prisoner boy during this magical summer, but war still finds its victims even thousands of miles from the battlefields in rural America.
Film Festival WINNER: Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Stony Brook, Tacoma, Cannes Independent, TriMedia, Hollywood, Milan, Rhode Island, Savannah, Worldfest Houston.
About monterey media inc.
monterey media (www.montereymedia.com) is celebrating 30+ years as an exclusive distributor of quality films. It is a privately owned entertainment industry company specializing in uniquely tailored distribution and marketing for independent films. monterey media films have been nominated for Golden Globe Award, Independent Spirit Award, and NAACP Image Awards and include films having premiered at Sundance, TIFF, SXSW, and the Tribeca Film Festivals, as well as a film on Roger Ebert's 10 Best Independent Films list.
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