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Corinth Films Acquires Tale of German Tragedy ‘Home From Home’

Corinth Films will distribute Edgar Reitz’s “Home From Home,” the struggle of 19th century German villagers trying to escape the hardships of home by emigrating to South America.

Jan Dieter Schneider stars as Jakob, who longs for a new life for himself and troubled family in Brazil and whose dreams may be shattered by his devious brother, Gustav, played by Maximilian Scheidt. But Jakob refuses to let his hard work and studies go to waste and rebels against the tired labor system. After being thrown in prison and brought to near death, Jakob must reunite with his family and love, Henriette.

“Home From Home” is planned for a limited theatrical release in July. Read more at IndieWire.

‘Two Hundred Thousand Dirty’ Theatrical Release January 2, 2015

Few things in life are more depressing than being stuck in a hopeless, dead-end job at a mattress store in a decaying urban strip mall. Native to this environment and products of outdated pop culture are Rob (Mark Greenfield) and Manny (Coolio), the unsuccessful, unrefined and uncouth sales force behind Affordable Mattress. The pair spend their days shifting around unsold inventory, taking smoke breaks, washing windows, and middling with employees from other stores in the strip mall.

‘Two Hundred Thousand Dirty’ opens January 2, 2015 at Arena Cinema, 1625 N. Las Palmas Ave, Hollywood, CA www.arenasreen.com.

Cool Stuff: Limited Edition Posters For ‘The Bicycle Thief’

In the limited edition poster game, you pretty much know the drill. You’re going to get really nice art for the same few dozen movies. It just so happens that movies like Back to the Future, Ghostbusters, Star Wars, Jaws, etc. are the ones that most influenced the current crop of professional artists. In fact, it’s pretty rare that you get a piece of art for a movie that was made before 1975, let alone something foreign.

Enter FAMP Art, a new limited edition art company who is hoping to create works not from the regular hit films. They’re focusing only on the best in independent and foreign cinema. They checked both boxes with their first poster for City of God and next week, they’ll release a regular and variant for Vittorio De Sica‘s 1948 masterpiece, The Bicycle ThiefREAD MORE AT SLASH FILM

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Italian Film Series at The Civic Theatre

Bicycle Thief and Coming to Corinth’s Hometown This Summer, Morning Call

ITALIAN FILM SERIES

“The Bicycle Thief,” Tuesday July 22: Academy Award-winning 1948 film, directed by Vittorio De Sica, follows a man in poverty-stricken postwar Rome whose bicycle is stolen on his first day of a new job. With his young son in tow, he sets off to track down the thief.

“8½,” Aug. 5: Federico Fellini film of 1963 stars Marcello Mastroianni as Fellini’s alter ego Guido Anselmi, a film director overwhelmed by the large-scale production he has undertaken as he juggles romantic relationships.

Details: Films at 7:30 p.m. at Civic’s 19th Street Theatre, 527 N. 19th St., Allentown. In in Italian with English subtitles. Tickets: $7; $5, Civic Theatre and Allentown Art Museum members. www.civictheatre.com, 610-432-0888.