February 05, 2017

Alamo expands to film distribution, starts with “Four Lions”


By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: The Alamo Drafthouse is taking a major step forward.

CEO and founder Tim League announced that he’s expanding the Alamo Drafthouse brand into film distribution under the banner Drafthouse Films. The first film to release under the new label will be Chris Morris’s Sundance comedy, “Four Lions.”

The comedy illuminates the war on terror through satire and farce. After Sundance, it closed South by Southwest, won the Independent Camera Award at Karlovy Vary and was voted Best Narrative Feature by audiences at the Los Angeles Film Festival.

“I’ve been a huge fan of Chris Morris’ comedic television and radio for years. To launch our new distribution label with what I consider to be a modern classic is a dream come true,” said League.

“Four Lions” will kick off a 10 city promotional screening tour with Chris Morris in attendance in mid-October. The film is slated to release this fall in New York, Los Angeles and Austin and will expand wider in the following weeks.

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Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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