The latest COVID lockdown in Sydney is still very much on, and so while I may not be able to go to the cinema, I can still dream of seeing movies there.
Thankfully, the trailers keep on coming which makes all the dreaming remarkably easy.
And while the actually going to see the films looks like being an issue right up until Christmas possibly, the fact that movies are still out there somewhere and could eventually be seen somewhere down the track, makes me feel like the world is still ticking on OK.
Well, enough to be palatable, anyway …
The story follows John (Patrick McNamee), a 19 year old from Manchester who embarks on a journey to Brighton, the spiritual home of the Mods, on an old Lambretta scooter left to him by his father. The film is a celebration of Mod culture and fashion and features music by Paul Weller and The Jam. The Pebble and The Boy is both written and directed by English filmmaker Chris Green, director of the films Strangeways Here We Come and Me, Myself & Di previously, as well as a bunch of shorts. Produced by Michael Knowles and Jo Mifsud. (synopsis via First Showing)
The Pebble and the Boy opens in UK on 27 August 2021.
Set in the summer of 1983 in Rockaway Beach on Long Island, the movie follows a group of recent high school and college graduates as they work summer jobs, fall in and out of love, and prepare for their new worlds to begin after Labor Day weekend. Summer Days, Summer Nights is both written and directed by American actor-turned-filmmaker Edward Burns, director of the films The Brothers McMullen, She’s the One, No Looking Back, Sidewalks of New York, Ash Wednesday, Looking for Kitty, The Groomsmen, Nice Guy Johnny, Purple Violets, Newlyweds, and The Fitzgerald Family Christmas previously. (synopsis courtesy First Showing)
Summer Days, Summer Nights goes direct-to-video on 24 August, 2021.
Wendy (Francesca Reale) and Milo (Jaboukie Young-White), both jaded about their love lives, are thrown together at what might be the worst, most complicated time for romance in their lives — however, in spite of their reluctance, the remarkable magic of New York City and a few profound text messages just might be the transformative force they need to find love. Their L-Train fueled-quest for love ultimately begs the question: can ‘happily ever after’ truly exist in the age of read receipts? Dating & New York, also known as Dating in New York, is both written and directed by NYC filmmaker Jonah Feingold, making his feature directorial debut after numerous other short films previously. This initially premiered at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year. (synopsis courtesy First Showing)
Dating & New York opens 10 September in U.S. in cinemas and VOD.