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Leah Goldstein is nominated for Best Actress at the Canadian Screen Awards

Leah Goldstein is nominated for Best Actress at the Canadian Screen Awards

Completely thrilled that our very own Leah Goldstein is nominated as Best Actress at the Canadian Screen Awards!

The CSA’s are essentially the “Canadian Oscars”, and the fact that Leah’s performance in the film has been recognized is not only a total out-of-nowhere surprise, but also a very big deal for a very small film.

If you’re in Canada and haven’t yet seen Leah’s incredible performance in Diamond Tongues, you can rent or buy the film on iTunes!

Toronto Tickets On Sale Now!

Toronto Tickets On Sale Now!

Tickets for our run at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto are now on sale here:

http://tiff.net/programming/new-releases/diamond-tongues

Showtimes are as follows:

Friday, August 7
12:30pm 7:00pm (*7pm screening includes a cast/crew Q&A)
Saturday, August 8
12:30pm 7:10pm
Sunday, August 9
12:30pm 7:00pm
Monday, August 10
7:00pm
Tuesday, August 11
12:30pm 6:00pm
Wednesday, August 12
12:30pm 7:00pm
Thursday, August 13
12:30pm 7:00pm

Playback Online: Diamond Tongues lands U.S. Distribution

Playback Online: Diamond Tongues lands U.S. Distribution

Pavan Moondi and Brian Robertson’s film will get a stateside release via boutique distributor Factory 25.

Pavan Moondi and Brian Robertson’s Diamond Tongues will get a stateside release thanks to a new deal inked with boutique distributor Factory 25.

The feature film earlier secured Canadian distribution via Mongrel Media and will be released in Toronto at the TIFF Bell Lightbox on Aug. 7. It premiered at Slamdance earlier this year.

Brooklyn-based Factory 25 has secured a theatrical release for Diamond Tongues and the film will also be released on Fandor’s SVOD platform. The distribution deal was negotiated by Matt Grady of Factory 25 and Toronto lawyer David Steinberg on behalf of the filmmakers.

The film stars stars Toronto indie rock star Leah Fay Goldstein of July Talk alongside Adam Gurfinkel and Nick Flanagan.

The film is produced by Draper Street Films, Daylight On Mars Pictures, Riddle Films Inc., Scythia Films and Serendipity Point Films. Producers are Sarah Haywood, Brian Robertson and Pavan Moondi. Executive producers are Ari Lantos, Mark Musselman, Brendan Canning, Sarah Haywood, Daniel Bekerman, Jason Charters and Liam Romalis.

– Katie Bailey

Source: Playback Online

Factory 25 acquires Diamond Tongues for US Theatrical + VOD Release

Great news! After a great Los Angeles premiere at the Arclight Hollywood and a packed NXNE Sneak Preview in Toronto, one of our favourite distributors, Factory 25 – which has previously released the films of some incredible filmmakers such as Joe Swanberg, Alex Ross Perry, Rick Alverson and many more – has acquired Diamond Tongues!

The film will be released theatrically in New York this Fall day-and-date with a SVOD release on the great cinephile-targeted viewing platform, Fandor.

Factory 25 has also acquired international rights.

We’re honoured to have been acquired alongside some other great films from filmmakers whom we admire. Check out more details in Deadline Hollywood, indieWIRE, and The Hollywood Reporter

This is frankly, a dream come true. More news soon!

P.S. We have a new alt. trailer, check it out above.

indieWIRE Exclusive: New Trailer for Andrew Bujalski Approved Indie Dramedy, Diamond Tongues

indieWIRE Exclusive: New Trailer for Andrew Bujalski Approved Indie Dramedy, Diamond Tongues

While critical praise is always appreciated, and something that the forthcoming “Diamond Tongues” has no shortage of, sometimes the sweetest words of appreciation comes from fellow filmmakers. And co-directors Pavan Moondi and Brian Robertson caught the attention of “Results” and “Computer Chess” filmmaker Andrew Bujalski with their film. “A riveting, screen-commanding performance from a fresh face is a rare and magical thing–rarer still is that it lands in the lap of filmmakers who know what to do with it. ‘Diamond Tongues’ had me start to finish,” he said. And today we have the exclusive trailer for the movie so you can get a sense of what Bujalski is raving about.

Led by Leah Goldstein, the movie follows a young woman and aspiring actress who struggles to deal with the success achieved by her friends, while she continues to have difficulties making her dreams come true. And this trailer, powered by Sunset Rubdown’s “Us Ones In Between,” captures the film’s comedic and melancholy spirit quite nicely.

Watch the trailer [at this link] and read our review. “Diamond Tongues” has a string of screenings coming up as well, and you check out those details as well.

Source: indieWIRE’s The Playlist Blog

Two Special Toronto Screenings Added (NXNE Sneak Peek + Open Roof)

Two Special Toronto Screenings Added (NXNE Sneak Peek + Open Roof)

In addition to our one week theatrical run at the TIFF Bell Lightbox (announced last week alongside our Los Angeles screening), we will have two special screenings in Toronto this summer…

NXNE SNEAK PREVIEW SCREENING – JUNE 21st

This screening will be our Canadian Premiere and held at the NXNE HUB at Queen and Spadina. The hub is a loft space and pop-up venue and will surely be a unique place to see the film. We’re working on planning a reception to immediately follow the screening, so stay tuned for details. The screening will feature a cast/crew Q&A following the film. We should note however, that if you’re a stickler for the full cinematic experience with state-of-the-art picture and sound, it might be best to wait for our theatrical run at the Lightbox.

Tickets are available HERE. It’s a small, unconventional venue and could sell out quick.

OPEN ROOF FESTIVAL – AUGUST 19th

This screening, which is co-presented by CMW Film Fest, will be a part of the sixth annual OPEN ROOF FESTIVAL at 99 Sudbury. The evening combines food, film, and music (and drinks); and will feature a special musical performance by our Diamond Tongues lead actress and July Talk frontwoman, Leah Fay, doing a rare solo set.

Tickets for the Open Roof Festival outdoor screening are available HERE.

That’s two special screenings and a one week theatrical run, and we promise the movie is worth the price of admission – don’t miss out!

LOS ANGELES and TORONTO theatrical screenings announced! Plus, our new alternate poster.

LOS ANGELES and TORONTO theatrical screenings announced! Plus, our new alternate poster.

Plenty of news below, plenty more to come.

LOS ANGELES SCREENING ON JUNE 15TH

Diamond Tongues will be screening in LOS ANGELES at the Arclight Cinema on Monday June 15th. Directors Pavan Moondi and Brian Robertson will be in attendance for the screening, which is a part of the Slamdance Cinema Club. Thanks to Slamdance and the Arclight for giving us such a visible platform to share the film. You can see the official announcement HERE and tickets will soon be available online HERE.

TORONTO THEATRICAL RELEASE BEGINS AUGUST 7TH

Finally, we’re super excited to announce our hometown TORONTO theatrical release, which will begin on August 7th for a one-week run at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. The cast and crew will be in attendance for a Q&A. Having this film open at the Lightbox was one of our goals from the outset so a big thanks to Mongrel Media and the TIFF Programming team for making it happen. You can take a look at the rest of TIFF’s programming for the summer HERE.

There will be more dates announced very very soon, including a couple more chances to see the film in Toronto this summer, as well as in the US and Europe.

NEW POSTER

Finally you can find our new poster designed and illustrated by brilliant genius Toronto artist, Justin Cozens, below. Justin is well known for his incredible chalk murals at the great Toronto bar Unlovable, and also illustrated the poster for our previous film, Everyday Is Like Sunday. Major thanks to one of our favourite filmmakers, Andrew Bujalski, for a great testimonial which is excerpted on the poster. Go see his film RESULTS, which we saw at Sundance and is hilarious. It opens in Toronto starting May 29th.

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Slamdance Tickets Now Available!

Slamdance Tickets Now Available!

Online tickets for our two screenings in Slamdance are now available! Our World Premiere (January 25th at 5:15pm) will feature lead actress Leah Goldstein in attendance. Directors Pavan Moondi and Brian Robertson will be attendance for both screenings (Screening two is January 28th at 8:50pm) along with actor Nick Flanagan and more assorted cast and crew. Here are the festival’s programming notes:

“What is a frustrated indie actress capable of? Will she lie? Yes. Backstab? Of course — if it gets her an audition, or at least soothes her own failure. Never has the insecurity, jealousy, and destructive navel-gazing of creative pursuit been so spot-on and darkly hilarious as it is in Diamond Tongues. And never has it been so enjoyable to watch. Even though she’s fictional, the relentless and resentful Edith Welland is the most honest actress you’ll see this year in Park City. I guarantee it.”Aaron Marshall, Programmer & Co-Captain, Slamdance Film Festival

Tickets here: uniiverse.com/events/diamond-tongues-tickets-park-city/.

Screening Times
Sunday January 25th, 5:15pm (World Premiere, star Leah Goldstein in attendance)
Wednesday January 28th, 8:50pm