The New York Press Club has joined forces with Magnolia Pictures, a leading distributor of independent films, to provide a “virtual cinema” initiative to members. You’ll recall that we worked with Magnolia last summer for screenings of the films, Mike Wallace is Here and The Brink about former Trump operative Steve Bannon.
This effort will assist the film company and the Press Club while offering members great films to view at home while theaters are closed. The club will receive 30% of all net sales generated through member viewing of these films. Click on the film titles and follow instructions to screen them.
Our first offerings (with more to come next month) available now for $3.99 per download are:
Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead – From the 1970s thru the 1990s, the hippest and most outrageous comedy in print was the National Lampoon. The groundbreaking humor magazine pushed the limits of taste and acceptability parodying everything from politics, religion, entertainment and the whole of American lifestyle. The print publication even branched out into successful radio shows, record albums, live stage revues and iconic movies, including Animal House and National Lampoon’s Vacation. The National Lampoon launched the careers of legends like John Belushi, Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Christopher Guest, Gilda Radner and many more.
Mike Wallace is Here – MIKE WALLACE IS HERE offers an unflinching look at the legendary reporter, who interrogated the 20th century’s biggest figures in his over fifty years on air, and his aggressive reporting style and showmanship that redefined what America came to expect from broadcasters. Unearthing decades of never-before-seen footage from the 60 Minutes vault, the film explores what drove and plagued Wallace, whose storied career was entwined with the evolution of journalism itself.
Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins – This film tells the story of media firebrand Molly Ivins, six feet of Texas trouble who took on the Good Old Boy corruption wherever she found it. Her razor-sharp wit left both sides of the aisle laughing, and craving ink in her columns. She knew the Bill of Rights was in peril and said, “Polarizing people is a good way to win an election and a good way to wreck a country.” Molly’s words have proved prescient. Now it’s up to us to raise hell!
To launch a film, just click on the link associated with the film title above and follow the instructions. Please note, by clicking a link you will also have the opportunity to “gift” a film to a friend or colleague.
Happy Viewing and thank you for supporting the New York Press Club.