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The Final Year – UK Trailer

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THE FINAL YEAR is a unique insiders’ account of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy team during their last year in office.  Featuring unprecedented access inside the White House and State Department, THE FINAL YEAR offers an uncompromising view of the inner workings of the Obama Administration as they prepare to leave power after eight years.

Directed by Greg Barker, the film revolves around a foreign policy team assembled by Barack Obama nearly a decade ago, during his first presidential campaign: Secretary of State John Kerry, UN Ambassador Samantha Power, Deputy National Security Advisor and presidential confidant Ben Rhodes, as well National Security Advisor Susan Rice and President Obama himself.

Ben Rhodes and Ambassador Power feature prominently, with Ben Rhodes still working with Barack Obama today.  Amb. Samantha Power worked in the White House as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights at the National Security Council, ahead of becoming UN Ambassador.  She is also a Pulitzer prize winning journalist.

The film tracks this team over the course of 2016, as they travel the world attempting to solidify and “lock-in” policies that they believe will define their legacy, promote diplomacy over large-scale military action, and fundamentally alter how the US government confronts questions of war and peace.

The unfolding crisis in Syria (and Russia’s role), visiting families during the Boko Haram kidnapping,  the Iran nuclear deal, the resurgence of nationalism,  and the results of the US election all challenge this legacy in unexpected and fundamental ways, leading the team to re-evaluate their lasting achievements as they prepare to hand-over the machinery of American power.

Filming began in late 2015 and wrapped at 4am on the morning of January 20th, hours before the inauguration.

Greg Barker directs the film with his longstanding producing partners John Battsek and Julie Goldman.  Together their films include HBO’s Manhunt, about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, (PrimeTime Emmy® winner), Homegrown: The Counter-Terror Dilemma, Sergio (Sundance editing award), and Koran by Heart.  The filmmaking team’s work also includes further Oscar and Bafta nominated and winning documentaries such as Academy Award-winning One day in September, BAFTA winning Searching For Sugar Man and Academy Award nominated Life Animated.

THE FINAL YEAR will be released in cinemas across the UK & Ireland on 19th January by Dogwoof.

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Fighting With My Family – Official Trailer

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In UK Cinemas on Friday 1st March 2019

Written and Directed by Stephen Merchant

Starring Florence Pugh, Lena Headey, Nick Frost and Jack Lowden with Appearances by Vince Vaughn, Stephen Merchant and Dwayne Johnson

Based on a true story, FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY follows reformed gangster Ricky, wife Julia, daughter Paige and son Zak as they make a living wrestling together in tiny venues. When Paige and Zak get the opportunity to try out for WWE, the family grabs a once-in-a-lifetime chance to turn their wildest dreams into a dazzling future. However, brother and sister quickly discover that to become superstars, both their talent and their relationship will be put to the test. FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY is a heartwarming and smart comedy that proves everything is worth fighting for when it comes to family.

 

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First Trailer for Laika & Lionsgate’s ‘Missing Link’

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In Cinemas Easter 2019

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, Emma Thompson, Stephen Fry, David Walliams, Timothy Olyphant, Matt Lucas, Amrita Acharia and Zach Galifianakis

Directed by Chris Butler

Mr. Link is the altogether lovable and hilarious title character in this globe-trotting comedy-adventure from the award-winning animation studio, Laika. Hugh Jackman is Sir Lionel frost: a brave and dashing adventurer who considers himself to be the world’s foremost investigator of myths and monsters. The trouble is, no one else seems to agree. He sees a chance to prove himself by traveling to America’s Pacific Northwest to discover the world’s most legendary creature. A living remnant of Man’s primitive ancestry.

The Missing Link. Zach Galifianakis is Mr. Link: the slightly silly, surprisingly smart and soulful beast who Sir Lionel discovers. As species go, he’s as endangered as they get; he’s possibly the last of his kind, he’s lonely, and he believes that Sir Lionel is the one man alive who can help him. Together they set out on a daring quest around the world to seek out Link’s distant relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La.

Along with the independent and resourceful Adelina Fortnight (Zoe Saldana), who possesses the only known map to the group’s secret destination, the unlikely trio embarks on a riotous rollercoaster ride of a journey. Along the way, our fearless explorers encounter more than their fair share of peril, stalked at every turn by dastardly villains seeking to thwart their mission. Through it all, Mr. Link’s disarming charm and good-humoured conviction provide the emotional and comedic foundation of this fun-filled family movie.

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‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ New Trailer

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Academy Award-winner Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) brings his highly anticipated next feature to the screen, an adaptation of James Baldwin’s stunning novel, If Beale Street Could Talk. We are delighted to share with you the new trailer and first poster for the film which comes to cinemas January 2019

In early 1970’s Harlem, Tish, a nineteen-year old girl, is in love with a young sculptor, Fonny, the father of her unborn child. When Fonny is falsely accused of rape and imprisoned, Tish and their families race to clear his name before the baby is born. A story about love persisting in the face of racial oppression and injustice, Jenkins brings together a talented young cast which includes Stephan James (Selma, Race) as Fonny and newcomer Kiki Layne as Tish.

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