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May 18, 2011 - Los Angeles, CA - monterey media is pleased to announce the DVD, Digital Download and VOD home entertainment release of director Ed Gass-Donnelly's modern, gothic tale of crime and redemption, SMALL TOWN MURDER SONGS, set for July 19th.

Following the film's World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, SMALL TOWN MURDER SONGS was exalted by Variety as "A rare film. Cosmologically profound" and also named Ed Gass-Donnelly as one of their 10 Directors to Watch.

Written by Ed Gass-Donnelly, produced by Lee Kim and Gass-Donnelly and starring Peter Stormare (Fargo, The Big Lebowski, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters), Martha Plimpton ("Raising Hop"), Jill Hennessy ("Crossing Jordan", Wild Hogs) and Aaron Poole (This Beautiful City), SMALL TOWN MURDER SONGS was shot in Listowel, Ontario. One of the film's most vital elements and featured throughout the soundtrack is music by Canadian indie-rock band Bruce Peninsula, whose style has been described as "a near indescribable and rousing potpourri of prog, gospel, folk, rock, pop and country."

"Haunting& totally captivating" - The Huffington Post

"Eerily beautiful. Evoking the Coen Brothers." - Screen Daily

SMALL TOWN MURDER SONGS intrigued both audiences and critics during its theatrical release and as an official selection at the Toronto International Film Festival, Santa Barbara Film Festival and International Film Festival Rotterdam, in addition to Seattle, Miami, Cleveland and Hamptons International Film Festivals, the Phoenix Film Festival where Ed Gass-Donnelly was honored with the festival's World Cinema Award for Best Director and Whistler Film Festival where Martha Plimpton received the Best Actress Award for her role as Sam.

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Small Town Murder Songs Specifications:
Street Date: July 19, 2011
Pre-Order: June 21, 2011
Run time: 76 minutes
Rating: R (MPAA - for some violence, disturbing images, a scene of sexuality, nudity and language)
DVD Sound: Stereo and 5.1
DVD SRP: $26.95
Screen Format: widescreen 2.35 letterbox
Language: English
CC: English
DVD Bonus Features: Deleted Scenes

About "Small Town Murder Songs"
When a young, unidentified woman is found dead by the lake - the victim of a brutal and violent crime - Walter, an aging small town police officer (Peter Stormare), is called to the scene of the town's first murder investigation in decades.

Haunted by his past, and hampered by the mistrust of the community and a state police officer overseeing the investigation, he sets out to solve the murder, complicated by his ex-lover (Jill Hennessey) and his suspicion of her current boyfriend. As he delves deeper into the crime, his newly-reformed life begins to unravel threatening his relationship with Sam (Martha Plimpton) and intertwining itself within the investigation and possibly the murder itself.

" A must-see fresh take on crime and redemption" - Toronto Star

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