Australian independent film distributor Potential Films has announced that it will release James Marsh’s Shadow Dancer and Bobcat Goldthwait’s God Bless America to Australian cinemas in October and November respectively.
Dates will be announced soon, but details and trailers are below. Always great to see more indie films hitting Australian cinemas.
Shadow Dancer (M)
Dir. James Marsh, UK/Ireland, 2012. 101m Trailer | October 2012
Single mother Collette McVeigh is a Republican living in Belfast with her mother and hardliner IRA brothers. When she is arrested for her part in an aborted IRA bomb plot in London, an M15 officer, Mac, offers her a choice: lose everything and go to prison for 25 years or return to Belfast to spy on her own family. With her son’s life in her hands, Collette chooses to place her trust in Mac and return home. But when her brothers’ secret operation is ambushed, suspicions of an informant are raised and Collette finds herself and her family in grave danger. A taut thriller from James Marsh (Man on Wire, Project Nim, The King) with brilliant performances by Clive Owen, Andrea Riseborough (Brighton Rock, W.E.) and Gillian Anderson.
God Bless America (MA)
Dir. Bobcat Goldthwait, USA, 2011. 104m Trailer | November 2012
Frank has had enough of the downward spiral of American culture. Divorced, recently fired, and possibly terminally ill, Frank truly has nothing left to live for. But instead of taking his own life, he buys a gun and decides to take out his frustration on the cruelest, stupidest, most intolerant people he can imagine – starting with some particularly odious reality television stars. Frank finds an unusual accomplice in a high-school student, Roxy, who shares his sense of rage and disenfranchisement. Together they embark on a nationwide assault on our country’s most irritating celebrities.
Written and Directed by taboo-busting filmmaker and comedian Bobcat Goldthwait (World’s Greatest Dad, Sleeping Dogs Lie), God Bless America is a truly dark and very funny comedy for anyone who’s had enough of the dumbing down of our society. Starring Joel Murray (Mad Men) and Tara Lynne Barr.