Never Rarely Sometimes Always giveaway

Writer/director Eliza Hittman‘s new film, Never Rarely Sometimes Always, won a special jury prize for neorealism at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and went on to win the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. But the coronavirus interrupted its theatrical release, causing Focus Features to rethink its strategy and ultimately make the film available through Video On Demand platforms.

Now we’re giving away five streaming codes for the movie so you can check it out for yourselves. Read on to get details about how to win. Read More »

Eliza Hittman interview

Never Rarely Sometimes Always, the third feature film from writer/director Eliza Hittman, was released in theaters on Friday, March 13 – one of the unluckiest release dates in the history of Hollywood. Theaters began shutting down due to the coronavirus crisis, cutting short the film’s box office prospects and its ability to continue riding the wave of acclaim that began cresting when it debuted at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.

Thankfully, after a short break, Focus Features has decided to make the movie available on VOD beginning today, and this morning I caught up with Hittman on the phone to talk about her film’s unusual release, how she captured this movie’s particular texture, and more. Read More »

never rarely sometimes always trailer

Following its wins at the Berlin Film Festival and the Sundance Film Festival, Eliza Hittman‘s moving abortion drama Never Rarely Sometimes Always finally comes to U.S. theaters. Focus Features has released a new trailer for  Never Rarely Sometimes Always alongside a slew of clips previewing the story of a teenage Pennsylvania girl who faces an unplanned pregnancy. Watch the Never Rarely Sometimes Always trailer below.

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never rarely sometimes always trailer

Eliza Hittman has been a Sundance Film Festival favorite since her debut feature A Lot Like Love took Park City by storm in 2013. Her critically acclaimed LGBT drama Beach Rats followed in 2017, and now, Hittman has a new potentially heartbreaking drama that will debut at Sundance this January. Never Rarely Sometimes Always is a drama following a teenage girl in Pennsylvania who faces an unwanted pregnancy. Watch the Never Rarely Sometimes Always trailer below.

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Fewer trailers

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising?

This week we collect a debt, poison ourselves with makeup, go on a Russian mind trip, and drill down into the sounds that have been everywhere lately.

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Beach Rats Trailer

Dozens of independent films debuted at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, and plenty of them got picked up for distribution, presumably sometime later this year. One of those films was Beach Rats, which ended up landing a directing award in the U.S. Dramatic section of films for director Eliza Hittman, making her second feature film.

The first Beach Rats trailer has arrived online, and while it doesn’t show much, it does give us a hint of the personality of the main character we’ll meet played by Harris Dickinson, who received plenty of praise for his performance in the film. Watch below. Read More »

 

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we get blamed for indirectly killing a guy, have our sexuality come into full bloom, hunt down a guy for funsies, get fake blood on everything, and try to make a kid with two women. 
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