A24 has announced an event which they’re calling A24 Public Access, with the mission of “bringing movies back home to the places that inspired them.”
For the event, A24 will be screening some of their films on billboards around the country in some of the locations those movies were set in or inspired by. The movies being screened are as follows: the 2015 New England folktale horror The Witch, which is screening up in my neck of the woods here in New Hampshire; 2018 Best Picture nominee Lady Bird, screening in California; 2017 Best Picture winner Moonlight, which will be shown in Florida; 2013’s The Spectacular Now, screening in Georgia; The Bling Ring, also from 2013, will be shown in California; and finally 2017’s Good Time, which will be shown in New York.
You can find dates and locations for all of these screenings below.
The Summer of 2016 is over and the Fall movie season is upon us. As the studios and indies prepare to unleash the prestige pictures and family friendly blockbusters they have been holding on for this moment, I’m taking a look back at the ten best films I’ve seen so far this year. Please bear in mind that there are titles like The Neon Demon and Hell or High Water that I would love to see, but have not yet received the opportunity to do so. Who knows? They might just make my end of the year list. But, for now, here’s my picks for the 10 Best Movies of 2016 … So Far.
The Witch Blu-ray | DVD Directed by Robert Eggers Written by Robert Eggers Starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger, Lucas Dawson Distributor:Lionsgate Rated R | 92 Minutes Release Date: May 17, 2016
Filmed on a low budget at locations in rural Ontario, Canada, the restrained chills and atmospheric tension of the film festival sensation, The Witch (or The VVitch: A New-England Folktale, as it was originally titled) made a mighty impression on critics and audiences willing to embrace a more cerebral form of modern horror. Now, this terrifying tale of a despairing evil that overcomes a devout Christian family trying to forge their survival off of an unforgiving land comes home to Blu-ray, where chances are it will gain an even larger following.
The Witch Director: Robert Eggers
Screenwriter: Robert Eggers
Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger, Lucas Dawson
Distributor: A24 Films
Rated R | 93 Minutes
Release Date: February 19, 2016
Written and directed by Robert Eggers, The Witch is an exquisitely crafted exercise in dread. Set in 17th century New England, the film stars Ralph Ineson as William, a Puritan farmer who, upon threat of banishment by the church, must leave his colonial plantation.
He relocates his wife, Katherine (Kate Dickie), and their children to a secluded plot of land on the edge of the wilderness. Unsettling things begin to happen “” the crops rot, goats give blood instead of milk, and the youngest child disappears as another becomes possessed by an unknown evil. With suspicion and paranoia mounting, the grief-stricken family accuses Thomasin (Anya Taylor-Joy), the oldest daughter, of witchcraft.
A24 has released a new trailer for Robert Eggers‘ The Witch, which is being hailed as one of the most anticipated films of 2016. Set in 17th Century New England, a deeply religious mother and father believe that a dark force has descending on their plantation located deep within an ominous forest. Soon the heads of the family believe that their eldest daughter has become possessed by evil spirits, and start to accuse her of witchcraft. Something that she adamantly denies.
Based on the trailer, The Witch is a bit unconventional horror film that doesn’t rely on cheap jump scares, but rather a cold unnerving chill that will continue to build until the moment is right. Check out the latest trailer for film below.