Around The Block
AROUND THE BLOCK starring Jack Thompson and Golden Globe® and Emmy Award® nominee Christina Ricci will release across Australia on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital platforms on July 16 but consumers will first have the opportunity to see the film on the big screen with a short window of theatrical screenings kicking off on June 16th at the Cremorne Orpheum. Following the local Australian release, US distributor Random Media are excited to release the film in North America in August.
Directed by first-time feature film director Sarah Spillane, Around the Block also features a breakout performance from newcomer Hunter Page-Lochard and an outstanding Australian supporting cast including Damien Walshe-Howling (Underbelly, Mystery Road), Daniel Henshall (Not Suitable for Children, Snowtown), Matt Nable (Underbelly, Bikie Wars) and media celebrity, Ruby Rose.
AROUND THE BLOCK is about breaking cycles and building dreams. Set in a contemporary, tough, inner-city precinct, this is a story of revenge and triumph, as a teenage boy is torn between his unexpected love of theatre and the disintegration of his family. With encouragement from his unconventional American drama teacher, he confronts his past and eventually takes control of his future.
AROUND THE BLOCK premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival with critics calling it ‘Aussie’s film triumph’ ‘magical’ and "a powerful drama’. AROUND THE BLOCK was also the closing night film at the Canberra Film Festival in November 2013. On both occasions everyone commented on the strength of the music in the film.
AROUND THE BLOCK (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) features a stellar line-up that includes Aussie Hip-Hop sensations Thundamentals (whose new album So We Can Remember was recently Triple J’s feature album of the week) , Horrorshow, Spit Syndicate, Astronomy Class & Tuka, Canadian indie darlings Half Moon Run, plus Matt & Kim, Jenny Morris, Ngaiire and CODA’s Nick Wales who also scored the film.
The first single from the soundtrack is Ngaiire & Nick Wales’ beautiful cover version of ‘Broken Wings’ which will be serviced to radio, television & online this month.
AROUND THE BLOCK will screen at the Beijing International Film Festival and Newport Beach Film Festival in April followed by the San Francisco Frameline Film Festival in June.
Theatrical screenings of the film will begin on June 16th at Cremorne Orpheum followed by a screening at The Randwick Ritz on the June 23rd. In Melbourne it will screen on June 24th at Nova in Carlton followed by Canberra at the Limelight Cinema on June 25th.
Pinnacle Films will release the film on DVD, Blu-ray and all major Digital platforms on July 16. Around the Block will be available from major retailers including JB HiFi, Big W and Sanity and on digital.
Look & listen out for AROUND THE BLOCK on Facebook, YouTube, 1VFM, 2XX, 2BAB, 2BAY, 2BBB, 2BLU, 2BOB, 2CCC, FBiRadio, 2HHH, Koori Radio (2LND), 2MCE, 2MCR, Monaro FM, 2MTM, 2NCR, 2NVR, 2OCB, 2OOO, 2RDJ, 2RRR, Radio Skid Row, 2SEA, 2SER, TUNE! FM 106.9, Triple U FM, Highland FM 107.1, WOW FM 100.7, Gove FM (8EAR), CAAMA Radio (8KIN), Katherine Community Radio (8KTR), Territory FM 104.1, 4BAY, 4BI, 4BVR, 4CCR, 4DDD, Fraser Coast FM 107.5, 92.9 Voice FM, 4K1G - Too Deadly!, 4ZZZ, 5BBB, Fresh 92.7, 5PBA, ROX FM, Radio Adelaide, Edge Radio 99.3 FM, 7LTN, Tasman FM, 99.9 Voice FM, 3CH, 3CR, Triple H 96.5 FM, JOY 94.9, 3KND - Kool and Deadly, 3MDR, North West FM, 3NRG 99.3FM, 3OCR, PBS FM, Plenty Valley FM 88.6, 3RPC FM, 3RPP, Triple R, Radio Upper Murray, Casey Radio, Smart FM 99.1, SYN Media, Yarra Valley FM 99.1, 3WBC 94.1 Your FM Station, 3ZZZ, WMA FM (Castlemaine District Radio Inc), Wangki Yupurnanupurru Radio, Radio Goolarri (6GME), 6KCR FM, Noongar Radio (6NME), Puranyangu-Rangka Kerrem / 6PRK, RTR FM, and Voice of the Avon (6YCR).
Around The Block (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (SIL018) is OUT July 11th digitally through iTunes and on limited edition CD directly from Undercover Music via mail order.
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