**Watch the film / On-demand (US)**
Whole Lotta Sole / Stand Off by Terry George is now available on demand in the US (as of 22 Jan)
As is often the way with films the one my friend Amanda H is in (Whole Lotta Sole) is now going under the name Stand Off in North America. It's even got a groovy new poster (the one in the middle) which I've pinched off the web, oops. The one on the right is for New Zealand.
In the poster on the left Amanda's below Colm Meaney, with a crossbow - she means business.
It's great fun and I went to see the European premiere in June last year in Belfast (where it was filmed) and the Waterfront was packed with an enthusiastic crowd, most of whom seemed to know someone involved in the film's production. There's a clever story with lots of subplots woven together and although the posters don't give the game away really it's a comedy, and hilarious.
Since then it's shown in a few film festivals in the US including the Hamptons Film Festival. It's shortly to be shown at the Mostly British Film Festival in San Francisco (as Stand Off) on 22 Jan and the Rialto Cinema in Tauranga, New Zealand is showing it for a week, starting this Thursday 17th (as Whole Lotta Sole - dates and timings below).
It's also scheduled to be available on video-on-demand, have a theatre release in the US (not sure about international yet) and also have the DVD / Blu-Ray released on 26 March (US version).
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that (a) it shows in cinemas in London or if it doesn't that (b) a UK region DVD becomes available and then I can try and see if I can hire a cinema screen in London (people do it all the time!) and get permission to show it and get Amanda to give a speech or something, or we can all just drink lots of wine and eat canapes :)
Anyway, lots going on, which is rather exciting.
- 17 Jan (Thur): Whole Lotta Sole showing at Rialto Cinemas in Tauranga, NZ
Thursday 17 - Friday 18
11:15am, 1.20pm, 6pm and 8pm
Saturday 19 - Sunday 20
11.15am, 3.45pm, 6pm and 8pm
Monday 21 - Wednesday 23 Jan - as before
11.15am, 1.20pm, 6pm and 8pm
- 22 Jan (Tue): Stand Off showing at San Francisco's Mostly British Film Festival, 7pm, Vogue Theatre
- 22 Jan (Tue): "Stand Off will be available via VOD on January 22nd..."
- 22 Feb (Fri): "...followed by a theatrical release on February 22nd"
- 26 Mar (Tue): Stand Off available from Amazon.com, can order now.
Actor Brendan Fraser introduces Gods and Monsters - he talked about working with Bill Condon (the director) Ian McKellen (who plays James Whale) and Lynn Redgrave (who plays Hanna the housekeeper). It was a lovely event, a last-minute addition to the Belfast Film Festival programme and I was very lucky to hear about it in time and bag a ticket :)