SONY PICTURES CLASSICS TO RELEASE EDSON ODA’S NINE DAYS IN THEATERS ON JULY 30 IN NEW YORK AND LOS ANGELES
The film, which received two 2021 Film Independent Spirit Award nominations, will expand nationwide on August 6
NEW YORK (May 6, 2021) – Sony Pictures Classics announced today they will release NINE DAYS in New York and Los Angeles on July 30, with a wider release throughout the rest of the country on August 6.
The film, an official 2020 Sundance Film Festival selection, is written and directed by Edson Oda and stars Winston Duke, Zazie Beetz, Benedict Wong, Tony Hale, Bill Skarsgård, David Rysdahl, Arianna Ortiz.
NINE DAYS follows Will (Winston Duke), who spends his days in a remote outpost watching the live Point of View (POV) on TV's of people going about their lives, until one subject perishes, leaving a vacancy for a new life on earth. Soon, several candidates — unborn souls — arrive at Will's to undergo tests determining their fitness, facing oblivion when they are deemed unsuitable. But Will soon faces his own existential challenge in the form of free-spirited Emma (Zazie Beetz), a candidate who is not like the others, forcing him to turn within and reckon with his own tumultuous past. Fueled by unexpected power, he discovers a bold new path forward in his own life. Making his feature-film debut after a series of highly acclaimed and award-winning short films and music videos, Japanese Brazilian director Edson Oda delivers a heartfelt and meditative vision of human souls in limbo, aching to be born against unimaginable odds, yet hindered by forces beyond their will...
The official trailer for the film is available here.
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The film is a co-production between Juniper Productions, Mandalay Pictures, Nowhere, MACRO Media and The Space Program, in association with Mansa Productions, Oak Street Pictures, 30WEST, Baked Studios and Datari Turner Productions. The project is produced by Jason Michael Berman of Mandalay Pictures, Mette-Marie Kongsved and Laura Tunstall of Nowhere, Matthew Linder of Juniper Productions and Datari Turner. Executive producers are Charles D. King, Kim Roth, Gus Deardoff, Kellon Akeem, Spike Jonze, Yandy Smith, Renée Frigo, Beth Hubbard, Trevor Groth, Winston Duke, Caroline Connor, Will Raynor, Mark C. Stevens, Mark G. Mathis, Kwesi Collisson, Larry Weinberg, George A. Loucas, Michelle Craig and Piero Frescobaldi. Warner Classics will release the film’s soundtrack with Antonio Pinto (CITY OF GOD, SENNA).
For additional information and assets, visit https://www.sonyclassics.com/film/ninedays.
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