Drafthouse Films Acquires 'Graceland'

Plus news on Fantastic Fest's bumper contest

Drafthouse Films just doesn't slow down.

In "Brand on the Run," this week's Screens profile of the Drafthouse Films, Chronicle writer Richard Whittaker details the still-young company's breakneck pace of releasing a new title every month. Well, the hits just keep on coming: Today, Drafthouse Films announced its latest acquisition, writer/director Ron Morales' Graceland, for North American distribution.


The Manila-set thriller previously nabbed the 2nd place Audience Award at 2012 Tribeca Film Festival and will screen at Fantastic Fest in late September. Here's how Fantastic Fest breaks down the plot:

"When a driver for a powerful congressman picks up his and his boss’s daughter from school, he's annoyed to find himself being pulled over. But this alleged cop, far from an officer of the law, sets in motion a downward spiral of kidnapping, murder, deceit and deep depravity."

After the film's Texas premiere at FF, a limited theatrical and VOD release is planned for 2013. 

Oh, and speaking of Fantastic Fest: The Badass Digest-hosted annual bumper contest, Filmmaker Frenzy is now open for submissions.


This year's theme is "Time Travel Is Fantastic," and submitted videos must run between 15-45 seconds and incorporate the line, "That's fantastic!" Winning entries will screen throughout the festival prior to screenings. Read more about the rules and fast-approaching deadline (Sept. 15) here.

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