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PR: GKIDS Sets July 4, 2014, US Release Date for “Wrinkles”

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GKIDS SETS RELEASE DATE FOR
WRINKLES

OPENS JULY 4 AT NYC’S IFC CENTER
FOLLOWED BY JULY 15 DVD AND DIGITAL RELEASE

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FILM FEATURES THE VOICES OF
MARTIN SHEEN, MATTHEW MODINE and GEORGE COE

*****

“Oh joy, oh joy, oh joy!”
“It’s funny, it’s sad, it’s sweet, it’s heartbreaking! It’s brilliant!”
– Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

New York, New York – May 22, 2014 – GKIDS, a distributor of award-winning animation for both adult and family audiences, has announced that it will release WRINKLES, an animated film for adults, on July 4 at New York’s IFC Center. The theatrical release will be followed by a July 15 DVD and digital release. WRINKLES, the Spanish animated film directed by Ignacio Ferreras and based on Paco Roca’s award-winning graphic novel, features the voices of Martin Sheen (The Amazing Spider-Man, The West Wing), Matthew Modine (The Dark Knight Rises, Full Metal Jacket) and George Coe (Archer, Kramer vs. Kramer).

WRINKLES illustrates the visual beauty and tender emotion that can be created by traditional animation, as it tackles a universal subject matter with humor and acerbic wit. The story opens with former bank manager Emilio being dispatched to a retirement home by his family. His new roommate is a wily, wheeler-dealer named Miguel, who cheerfully swindles small amounts of cash from the more befuddled residents but is also full of handy insider tips that are crucial to survival. Like One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest in an old folks home, we are introduced to daily pill regimens, electric gates, and an eccentric cast of characters who rebel against institutional authority, while doing everything in their power to avoid being assigned to the dreaded top floor assisted living wing – a dwelling place for lost souls from which there is no return. The hand-drawn animation style allows the film to move freely between the reality-bound daily lives of the ‘inmates’ and their more colorful dementia-induced fantasies, leaving plenty of room for both tears and laughter and pulling no punches in its critique of society’s attitude towards the elderly.

Wrinkles Montage

ABOUT GKIDS

GKIDS is a distributor of award-winning filmed entertainment specializing in feature animation for both adult and family audiences. The company has scored four Best Animated Feature Oscar nominations – the most for an independent distributor – with The Secret of Kells in 2010, A Cat in Paris and Chico & Rita in 2012, and Ernest & Celestine in 2014. Current and upcoming releases include Ernest & Celestine, featuring Forrest Whitaker, Mackenzie Foy, Lauren Bacall, Paul Giamatti, William H. Macy, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman, and Jeffrey Wright, and Ignacio Ferreras’ Wrinkles, featuring Martin Sheen, Matthew Modine and George Coe. GKIDS also handles North American theatrical distribution for the Studio Ghibli library of films, one of the world’s most coveted animation collections with titles Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke and others. GKIDS is longtime producer of the New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival, an Oscar-qualifying event and North America’s largest festival of film for children and teens. NYICFF jury members include Uma Thurman, Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Gus van Sant, Christine Vachon, Henry Selick and James Schamus. www.gkidsfilms.com

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