Some true stories can be both entirely remarkable, and still not appropriate dramatically for the current moment. Take, for instance, the story of Brian Banks. When he was 16, Brian was a high-school football star accused of rape by a female classmate. Even with shaky evidence, Brian was sentenced to six years in prison despite maintaining his innocence. Years later, Brian managed to convince enough people within the California legal system that he didn’t commit this crime that his entire conviction and sex-offender status were overturned. This makes up the core story of Brian Banks, a fictionalized version of his journey. As a true story, it’s remarkable. But the translation from truth to cinema leaves something wanting.
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Though a lot of indie glory goes to studios like A24 and Annapurna Pictures, the indie distributor Bleecker Street has their fair share of gems: Beasts of No Nation, Captain Fantastic, Paterson, Logan Lucky and more. Now their movies will be much more accessible to audiences thanks to an multi-year exclusive streaming deal they’ve just finalized with Hulu for their upcoming theatrical releases. Find out some of the Bleecker Street movies included in the Hulu deal below. Read More »
Bleecker Street has released the official Brian Banks trailer, which tackles a controversial subject within the confines of a inspirational sports drama. The drama follows the titular Brian Banks, a former American high school footballer who was primed to become one of the biggest NFL stars of his generation. But when he is wrongly convicted of a crime he didn’t commit, his life is upended. Watch the Brian Banks trailer below.
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