IT'S COMING

IT COMES AT NIGHT is the new film by Trey Edward Shults. Produced by Andy Roa and Animal Kingdom alongside A24. Coming to a theater near you on June 9th. 

IT TOOK YEARS OF THERAPY TO GET HERE

SHRINK is a new series by SPIELBERGS produced by Alicia Van Couvering. It is a series of short interviews with phenomenal people about their experiences in therapy. Turns out, to quote Elaine Stritch, "everybody's got a bad of rocks." 

Here is the first one, about bravery and summer camp, with Sarah Silverman.  (Produced with ABOVE AVERAGE for Tru TV.) 

LISTEN AT HOME

We are all ears for the impending release of a new project created right at the new frontier of new media: HOMECOMING, a scripted podcast for the Gimlet network, by Eli Horowitz, produced by Alicia Van Couvering, starring Catherine Keener, Oscar Isaac, David Schwimmer, David Cross, Amy Sedaris and more. It is a special event. Subscribe here.  

https://gimletmedia.com/show/homecoming/

IT COMES AT DARK

We are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel for IT COMES AT NIGHT, a new film by KRISHA director Trey Edward Shults, starring Joel Edgerton, produced by Andrea Roa alongside Animal Kingdom and A24. 

Read about it. 

 

THE PEARL

You watch "Transparent," you read the news -- you probably think you know an awful lot about trans issues. So did we, we admit it. And then we met Jessica Dimmock and Chris LaMarca and got involved in their beautiful documentary, THE PEARL. And we got schooled. 

Festivals include: Hot Docs, True / False, Dallas (where it won the Grand Jury Prize!), Montclair, and many many more. You must see it to be made more of a person. 

THE SPIDER MAN

As you may have heard, COP CAR's very own Jon Watts will soon direct a little movie called SPIDER-MAN. We are proud



WE COULD HAVE (SUN)DANCED ALL NIGHT

Three Dark Arts originals took flight seven thousand feet above sea level last week. Our feet are so tired but our hearts are so full.  

DIGGING FOR FIRE by Joe Swanberg

"Excellent" "symbolically meaningful" "emotionally mature" "refreshing" says Indiewire

 

COP CAR by Jon Watts 

"An Amblin movie by way of the Coen Brothers" says Slashfilm 

 

UNEXPECTED by Kris Swanberg 

"Not a false note" says Variety 


Q&A ALERT

Alicia Van Couvering "had me at 'grow'" (blush) : read the Hollywood Journal interview HERE

OUR HANDS ARE DIRTY

What?! We made another Joe Swanberg film? And it just might be the most fun and awesome one yet? You're right, life IS wonderful sometimes. Stay tuned for updates on this sun-soaked, California-set baby:  DIGGING FOR FIRE.  

 

 

BETTER / BLEACHERS / DARK ARTS

Stop, look and listen at this amazing music video we made with the incomparable Lena Dunham for the unbelievable rock star Jack Antonoff of BLEACHERS, starring Mary Kay Place, Retta, Arrow DeWilde, Mike Doyle and a host of other luminaries, co-produced by Anonymous Content! We think this might be what gets us that G for our EGOT, and hope you agree. 

SXSW: GET READY FOR "CHOCOLATE HEART"

If David Cronenberg and Todd Solondz had a love child, that child would one day turn eighteen, at which point they would be allowed to watch Harrison Atkins' CHOCOLATE HEART.

We could not be more proud of our beloved Dark Artist Harrison Atkins and his stunning / mind-bending / patently ridiculous new film, which will shock the world this weekend at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin. 

http://www.chocolateheartfilm.com/about/

"Owen never learned about sex or relationships from his parents, since they turned into cats. But today, with the help of a human girl, Owen is going to learn a lot." 

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THE WAIT FOR THE WAIT IS OVER

M Blash's "seductive," "stunning," "beautiful," "mysterious," "lyric" new opus -- complete with mind-bending score by Owen Pallett and mind-boggling cinematography by Kaspar Tuxen -- OPENS in NY & LA this weekend. 

***** SATURDAY * FEB 1st * LA DOWNTOWN INDEPENDENT *****

*** Q&A w/M Blash, Jena Malone, Chloe Sevigny live and in person*** 

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" M BLASH'S THE WAIT IS GORGEOUS AND HAUNTING"

- THE VILLAGE VOICE

" (A) SURREAL - AND STUNNINGLY SHOT - BACKDROP OF ISOLATION AND IMMERSION, BEAUTY AND LOSS. "

- THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE

" SEDUCTIVE QUALITIES... THE FILM IS BEAUTIFUL. LEADS CHLOE SEVIGNY AND JENA MALONE SHOULD DRAW ATTENTION... BUT BLASH'S QUIET COMMAND OF MOOD AND MYSTIQUE IS AN EQUAL ASSET. "

-THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

"AN UNUSUAL FILM, WITH A COMPLEX AND LAYERED AESTHETIC... GROUNDED BY A BEAUTIFUL SCRIPT"

- POPBYTES

"A HAUNTING FILM WITH POWERFUL PERFORMANCES ALL AROUND... BEAUTIFULLY SHOT WITH VIBRANT COLORS AND VISUALLY STRIKING TONES... A REMARKABLE FILM THAT EXPLORES THE REALMS OF HUMAN EXPERIENCE IN PURELY CINEMATIC FASHION. THE SCRIPT IS STRONG AND POWERFULLY UNDERSTATED. THE WAIT IS A POWERFUL FILM THAT DESERVES TO BE SEEN BY AS MANY PEOPLE AS CAN POSSIBLY SEE IT"

- AUSTIN DAZE

DARK ARTS LEANS IT IN @ SUNDANCE

Dark Arts' Alicia Van Couvering participated in a packed-to-the-rafters Sundance industry panel for The Wrap over the weekend. Here she is, making all the boys lean in: 


HAPPY CHRISTMAS JINGLES ALL THE WAY

Pleased to announce that our very own Joe Swanberg's HAPPY CHRISTMAS has found a home with Paramount & Magnolia Pictures. Reunited and it feels so good! 

Read the press release here and some of our body-soothing, heart-warming reviews here and here, and see an interview with our adorable cast here