One of my most anticipated “under-the-radar” titles of 2012 would be Welcome to the Punch. Eran Creevy (Shifty) makes his sophomore outing with crime drama pitting James McAvoy and Mark Strong — one a cop, the other a former criminal — against a larger conspiracy that makes their opposing sides on the law seem trivial in comparison. Don’t you already get the anticipation? It just sound like great fun.
Needless to say, I’m greatly pleased to hear that IFC’s giving Punch a release this coming fall. In a press release, IFC President Jonathan Sehring called Creevy‘s Shift follow-up “an ingenious action thriller featuring some of the best actors working today” — Andrea Riseborough also being one of them — though he didn’t give a release date in the meantime. I would assume a fall day-and-date theatrical & VOD release is in store, but what do I know. Welcome to the Punch just needs to “happen” right away. [IndieWIRE]
Another pick-up is reported by Variety, who tell us that Kino Lorber will bring audiences The Revisionaries, a documentary chronicling issues in Texas’ State Board of Education. It premiered at Tribeca this year — the reaction was quite positive over there, even winning the Special Jury’s Best Documentary prize — and centers on “how public education has become the latest battleground in a new wave of cultural, religious and ideological clashes, with local Texas education board members advancing agendas of Creationism and other religious issues in public schools.” This atheist liberal is already furious; a job well done!
The Revisionaries is expected to hit in “early October,” with a DVD release coming alongside a premiere on PBS’ Independent Lens during the start of 2013.
Have you kept any eye on Punch, and is this news satisfactory? Does The Revisionaries speak to your interests?
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