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Medient Studios to Release Yellow on August 29(June 03, 2014)
EFFINGHAM COUNTY, GA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/03/14 -- Medient Studios, Inc. (OTCQB: MDNT) ('Medient') announced today that it will release Nick Cassavetes' Yellow on August 29 in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Chicago, followed by a planned expansion nationwide. A festival favorite, Yellow has been screened to great critical acclaim at over a dozen film festivals around the world, including Toronto International Film Festival, Tokyo International Film Festival, Munich Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, Sitges Film Festival and SXSW among others. The film also won the "Best Feature Film" award at the Catalina Film Festival in September 2013.
Nick Cassavetes, the director and writer of Yellow, said, "I guess what I'm interested in today is putting up on screen something that is consistent with what I see when I walk out my front door. And granted, I'm a little crazy, but 'Yellow' comes pretty darn close."
Yellow has received several glowing reviews over the past months when it has played at the various film festivals. Screen Daily calls it a film "destined for cult status" while Indiewire called it Cassavetes' best work. "It's not only Cassavetes' best movie, but also a fascinating alternative to conventional melodrama that burrows inside its troubled protagonist's head and unleashes her emotions in vivid terms. No matter how messy it gets, 'Yellow' renders a troubled subjectivity with striking creativity."
Manu Kumaran, Chairman of Medient Studios and the Producer of the film said that this was a labor of love. "Nick Cassavetes has invented a new story telling idiom. He has broken every narrative tool in the shed and yet pulled off this stunning ode to a modern reality. This is a film for the ages, a film that will survive all of us. Every screening of the film to an American audience has ended in a standing ovation and we expect the film to perform well at the box office."
A visually dazzling head-trip from director Nick Cassavetes (The Notebook, The Other Woman),Yellow tells the story of Mary Holmes, (Heather Wahlquist), a young substitute teacher who escapes from her drudging everyday life by fantasizing bizarre parallel realities. We enter her hallucinatory world, peopled with Busby Berkeley dancers, Cirque du Soleil, Circus freaks, and human farm animals, where nothing is quite what it seems.
Yellow stars Heather Wahlquist, Sienna Miller, Melanie Griffith, Lucy Punch, Gena Rowlands, David Morse, Daveigh Chase, Max Thieriot, Riley Keough, Ethan Suplee, Brendon Sexton and Ray Liotta.
Medient Studios, Inc. (OTCQB: MDNT) ('Medient') (www.medient.com) is an entertainment content creation company with a strong presence in North America, Europe and India. Medient's management team has approximately 150 years of experience in the motion picture industry and is responsible for producing and/or financing over 250 movies. Medient is realigning the content creation process to enable efficiencies of scale and eliminate process waste by building a fully integrated movie and electronic game production facility as part of its Studioplex on a 1,560-acre property in Effingham County, Georgia. Once operational this production facility will be the largest of its kind in the United States.
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