BIG STONE GAP - Home Entertainment Release

ASHLEY JUDD, PATRICK WILSON, WHOOPI GOLDBERG
AND JOHN BENJAMIN HICKEY BRING TO LIFE
BEST-SELLING AUTHOR ADRIANA TRIGIANI’S BELOVED STORY 

BIG STONE GAP

AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL HD ON JANUARY 19, 2016
AND ON BLU-RAY™ AND DVD ON FEBRUARY 2, 2016
FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

 

“Big Stone Gap is as sweet as pie.” — Kyle Smith, New York Post


Universal City, California, December 3, 2015 – Adriana Trigiani, acclaimed author of “The Shoemaker’s Wife” and “All the Stars in the Heavens” makes her directing and screenwriting debut with a hilarious and heartwarming portrait of the down-to-earth townsfolk of her childhood in Big Stone Gap, coming to Digital HD on January 19, 2016 and Blu-ray™ , DVD, and On Demand on February 2, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Adapted from Trigiani’s New York Times bestseller, Big Stone Gap is “A heartfelt and earnest homespun comedy about the family ties that bind us all together” (Travis Hopson, Examiner.com). Packed with behind-the-scenes bonus features, Big Stone Gap on Blu-ray™ and DVD includes an array of interviews with cast and crew plus a visit to the film’s premiere at the Virginia Film Festival. 

Released domestically by Picturehouse with an all-star cast featuring Ashley Judd (Divergent, The Identical), Patrick Wilson (Morning Glory, Young Adult), Whoopi Goldberg (Ghost, “The View”), John Benjamin Hickey (Pitch Perfect, “The Big C”), Jane Krakowski (“30 Rock,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), Anthony LaPaglia (Analyze That, “Without a Trace”) and Jenna Elfman (“Dharma & Greg,” Keeping the Faith), Big Stone Gap is a love letter to small-town life, working people and the triumph of love that critics call “a real winner” (Kate Erbland, Film School Rejects).

It’s 1978 and the ever-ordinary Ave Maria Mulligan (Ashley Judd) leads a simple life. She lives with her mother, runs the pharmacy, directs The Trail of the Lonesome Pine Outdoor Drama, and hopes that her best friend will take their platonic friendship in a romantic direction. Ave Maria waits, and before she knows it, she turns 40.  Now the old maid of Big Stone Gap, Ave Maria decides that happiness is for other people – that is, until a long-buried family secret throws her quiet life spectacularly off-course


BLU-RAY AND DVD BONUS FEATURES

  • Virginia Film Festival Q&A with Cast - Q&A in theaters after the film premiere with filmmakers and cast Cast & Crew Interviews - Thoughts and comments on the book and the movie
  • Hollywood Celebrates Big Stone Gap - Footage from the town of Big Stone Gap, CA taken during opening weekend. Includes townspeople, cast and crew celebrating the film. 
  • On Virginia - Special tribute by the cast on shooting on location in Virginia
  • Virginia Film Festival Panel - Press interviews with cast and crew of Big Stone Gap

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FILMMAKERS:
Cast: Ashley Judd, Patrick Wilson, Whoopi Goldberg, John Benjamin Hickey, Jane Krakowski, Anthony LaPaglia, Jenna Elfman, 
Directed By: Adriana Trigiani
Written By: Adriana Trigiani
Based on the Novel By: Adriana Trigiani
Produced By: Donna Gigliotti, James Spies
Executive Produced By: J.E. Craig, Jean Morrissey
Cinematography By: Reynaldo Villalobos
Production Designer: Eloise Crane Stammerjohn
Edited By: Christopher Passig
Costume Designer: Debra McGuire
Music By: John Leventhal

TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY™:
Street Date: February 2, 2016
Copyright: 2016 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 45175451
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Widescreen
Rating: Rated PG-13 for brief suggestive material
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish Subtitles
Sound: English DTS HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital 2.0
Run Time: 1 hour, 43 minutes

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:
Street Date: February 2, 2016
Copyright: 2016 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 45174966
Layers: Dual
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating: Rated PG-13 for brief suggestive material
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish Subtitles
Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0
Run Time: 1 hour, 43 minutes


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GLORIA - Home Entertainment

“A SUPERIOR POP-STAR PORTRAIT”
– Stephen Holden, The New York Times

GLORIA

AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL HD SEPTEMBER 29, 2015
AND ON DVD OCTOBER 13, 2015 FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Universal City, California, August 20, 2015 – An explosive and driven young singer-songwriter aims for the stars in Gloria, a riveting glimpse of real-life show-business survivor Gloria Trevi, available on Digital HD on September 29, 2015, and on DVD on October 13, 2015, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Starring Sofía Espinosa (Los Bañistas), whose “ferocious performance evokes both Madonna and Miley Cyrus” (Stephen Holden, The New York Times), and Marco Pérez (Amores Perros), Gloria is an unforgettable look at one young woman’s journey on the way to the top of the global pop charts. 

A bold and compelling tale of ambition, adversity and triumph, Gloria is inspired by the story of international pop icon Gloria Trevi, the “Mexican Madonna,” and set to a soundtrack of the diva’s infectious hits. Propelled by her controversial lyrics and outrageous persona, Gloria shoots to unparalleled stardom—until astonishing events bring her world crashing down. A film as provocative as Trevi herself, Gloria chronicles the sacrifices, setbacks, redemption and rebirth in the extraordinary career of a musical superstar.

BONUS FEATURES
•    The Making of Gloria 
•    A Conversation with Gloria Trevi 
•    Music Videos – features the hits “Dr. Psiquiatra,” “Qué Bueno Que No Fui Lady Di,” and “El Recuento de los Daños” performed by the talents in the film.

FILMMAKERS
Cast: Sofía Espinosa, Marco Pérez, Tatiana del Real, Ximena Romo
Directed By: Christian Keller 
Written By: Sabina Berman 
Produced By: Matthias Ehrenberg, Ricardo Kleinbaum, Alan B. Curtiss, Barrie M. Osborne, Christian Keller
Executive Produced By: Anthony Picciuto, Charlotte Larsen, Max Appedole, Glen Himes, Pedro Solís Cámara, Ángel Losada
Director of Photography: Martín Boege
Production Designer: Julieta Álvarez
Edited By: Adriana Martínez, Patricia Rommel
Costume Design By: Gilda Navarro
Original Score By: Lorne Balfe
TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:
Street Date: October 13, 2015
Copyright: 2015 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 61169900
Layers: Dual
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Rating: R for sexual content, brief graphic nudity, some disturbing material and for language
Languages/Subtitles: English SDS, Spanish Subtitles
Sound: Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0
Run Time: 2 hours, 8 minutes


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About Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com). Universal Studios is a part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

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Publicity 
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BIG STONE GAP - Trailer Announcement

Thursday, August 13, 2015

We are thrilled to share with you the trailer for the upcoming all-star ensemble film BIG STONE GAP. Written and directed by Adriana Trigiani (The Shoemaker’s Wife), BIG STONE GAP is based on her best-selling novel of the same name. Picturehouse will release the film nationwide on October 9, 2015.

Starring: Ashley Judd, Patrick Wilson, Whoopi Goldberg, John Benjamin Hickey, Jane Krakowski, Anthony LaPaglia, Jenna Elfman, Jasmine Guy, Judith Ivey

Adriana Trigiani, in her debut as screenwriter/director, brings her best-selling novel BIG STONE GAP to the movies. BIG STONE GAP, shot entirely on location in Trigiani’s hometown, is the story of proud working people and their lives in a coal mining town nestled in the southwest corner of Virginia, deep in the Appalachian Mountains. Ave Maria Mulligan (Ashley Judd), the town’s self-proclaimed spinster, has resigned herself to a quiet life of singlehood and being useful. She works in her family’s pharmacy, delivers the prescriptions herself, and directs the town’s annual outdoor drama until one day she learns of a long-buried family secret that changes the course of her life forever. 

*****
For more information and press opportunities with Adriana Trigiani and the cast, please contact: 
NEW YORK: NMcKenzie@AlliedIM.com / (646) 500-8746
LOS ANGELES: LIncerpi@AlliedIM.com / (323) 330-8860

For promotional opportunities, please contact:

NEW YORK: PKindlon@AlliedIM.com / (212) 819-8162
LOS ANGELES: DCowden@AlliedIM.com / (323) 370-6316

Press materials are available at EPK.TV: 
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BIG STONE GAP - Poster Debut

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

We are delighted to share with you the poster for the upcoming all-star ensemble film BIG STONE GAP. Written and directed by Adriana Trigiani (The Shoemaker’s Wife), BIG STONE GAP is based on her best-selling novel of the same name. Picturehouse will release the film nationwide on October 9, 2015.

Starring: Ashley Judd, Patrick Wilson, Whoopi Goldberg, John Benjamin Hickey, Jane Krakowski, Anthony LaPaglia, Jenna Elfman, Jasmine Guy, Judith Ivey

Adriana Trigiani, in her debut as screenwriter/director, brings her best-selling novel BIG STONE GAP to the movies. BIG STONE GAP, shot entirely on location in Trigiani’s hometown, is the story of proud working people and their lives in a coal mining town nestled in the southwest corner of Virginia, deep in the Appalachian Mountains. Ave Maria Mulligan (Ashley Judd), the town’s self-proclaimed spinster, has resigned herself to a quiet life of singlehood and being useful. She works in her family’s pharmacy, delivers the prescriptions herself, and directs the town’s annual outdoor drama until one day she learns of a long-buried family secret that changes the course of her life forever.

*****
For more information and press opportunities with Adriana Trigiani and the cast, please contact: 
NEW YORK: NMcKenzie@AlliedIM.com / (646) 500-8746
LOS ANGELES: LIncerpi@AlliedIM.com / (323) 330-8860

For promotional opportunities, please contact:

NEW YORK: PKindlon@AlliedIM.com / (212) 819-8162
LOS ANGELES: DCowden@AlliedIM.com / (323) 370-6316

Press materials are available at EPK.TV: 
https://www.epk.tv/view/#/campaign/big-stone-gap/

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PICTUREHOUSE ACQUIRES ALL US RIGHTS TO ‘BIG STONE GAP’

PICTUREHOUSE ACQUIRES ALL US RIGHTS TO ‘BIG STONE GAP’ FROM ALTAR IDENTITY STUDIOS AND WILL OPEN THE FILM NATIONWIDE ON OCT. 9

Best selling author Adriana Trigiani brings her novel to life on the big screen 

Heartwarming film stars ASHLEY JUDD, PATRICK WILSON, WHOOPI GOLDBERG, JOHN BENJAMIN HICKEY, JANE KRAKOWSKI, ANTHONY LaPAGLIA and JENNA ELFMAN

Ashley Judd and Patrick Wilson star in Big Stone Gap opening nationwide on October 9 from Picturehouse.

CLICK HERE for the full press release

OPENS IN THEATERS OCTOBER 9, 2015

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