BRIARCLIFF ENTERTAINMENT ACQUIRES U.S RIGHTS TO BRYAN FOGEL’S ‘THE DISSIDENT’

Briarcliff Entertainment announced today the acquisition of domestic distribution rights to THE DISSIDENT, the highly anticipated film from Bryan Fogel (Academy Award-winning director of ICARUS), and today they released the films first trailer. Following the films world premiere at Sundance Film Festival earlier this year to rave reviews, Briarcliff is planning a theatrical and VOD release in late 2020 along with other events to coincide with the second anniversary of Jamal Khashoggi’s assassination. HanWay Films will handle international sales of the film. UTA Independent Film Group orchestrated both the domestic distribution deal, and the international sales deal on behalf of the filmmaking team.

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Oscars 2020 – Predictions

 

Kevin Muller‘s Oscar Picks

Visual Effects

Avengers: Endgame

The Irishman

1917

The Lion King

Star Wars: Rise of the Skywalker

 

My Pick: 1917

What Will Win: 1917

While the people will be pulling for Avengers: Endgame, I feel that the sheer mastery of direction, and visual trickery, of Sam Mendes World War 1 film, will take it all.  It’s a masterpiece of filmmaking that pushed the extremes of the singular shot technique.

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