June 1, 2010 - Los Angeles, CA- monterey media is pleased to announce the acquisition of "Lovely, Still," a film starring Academy Award Winners Martin Landau and Ellen Burstyn, from Overture Street Films for distribution of all rights / all media in the United States. To bring audiences the film that critics are calling "Uncommonly lovely" , "Brilliant" , "Masterfully told" and "Remarkable", monterey media is scheduled to release the film theatrically this September after a special benefit performance for the Actor's Studio and prior to the DVD launch on November 9th.
"Beautiful film. The chemistry between the two of them is so beautiful and the astonishing poignancy of the final scene is applause-worthy in and of itself. One of the great pleasures of Lovely, Still is the mere sight of Martin Landau and Ellen Burstyn on screen together. "-eFilmCritic
In this mysterious and tender love story, Robert Malone (Martin Landau, 9, Ed Wood) braves precarious wintry snow on the walk from his job at the grocery store to his home only to discover a stranger (Ellen Burstyn, Requiem for a Dream, ) in his house. What begins as an awkward encounter quickly blossoms into what appears to be a new chance for romance and the elderly couple's love affair takes us on a heartfelt and wonderful journey that reveals a most unexpected twist.
"A movie as expertly made as this, and as tender and subtly beautiful as this, deserves to be seen.
Skillfully and sensitively directed by Nik Fackler, the film also stars Elizabeth Banks (Zack and Miri, W., Spider-Man) and Adam Scott (Leap Year, Step Brothers), and features original music by singer-songwriter and guitarist Conor Oberst, whom NPR praised as "one of the best lyricists making music in the 21st century" and a score by Nate Walcott and Mike Mogis, all 3 of whom comprise the permanent members of American band and indie favorite Bright Eyes
"A miracle of a movie. Beautiful, full of love and life.
"- John Foote, incontention.com
As an official selection at film festivals across North America, Lovely, Still was chosen for the Toronto International Film Festival and received 2 awards at the California Independent Film Festival, where Director Nik Fackler won the festival's Award for Best Director and lead Martin Landau won the Award for Best Actor. Other film festivals include Phoenix, Chicago Int'l, Palm Beach and Stony Brook.
Selected as a "Film for Grown-ups" by AARP, release plans for the film include major branding associations nationwide, special events and an Actor's Studio Benefit screening. For more information, please visit: www.montereymedia.com
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