February 12, 2021

6:00 pm

AC Spotlight: THE RUSSO BROTHERS

JOE & ANTHONY RUSSO

We salute one of cinema’s most impressive moviemaking duos with free virtual screenings of two films

February 12 – 14, 2021

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VIRTUAL CINEMA

Debut feature WELCOME TO COLLINWOOD follows a heist that goes hilariously awry.

Executive produced by the pair, RELIC offers a new spin on the haunted-house movie.

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About the Russo Brothers

One of cinema’s most impressive filmmaking duos, Joe and Anthony Russo have spent their careers championing the collaborative nature of the artform and assembling creative teams that push the boundaries of cinematic scope and form. With their debut feature, classic crime comedy WELCOME TO COLLINWOOD (2002), the Brothers showcased their natural talent for directing impressive ensembles; likewise, their subsequent work in television on ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT (for which they won an Emmy for Outstanding Directing of a Comedy Series), COMMUNITY and HAPPY ENDINGS demonstrated their ability to create artful, yet massively popular, entertainment. Over the last seven years, the Russo Brothers have become household names by redefining what a blockbuster could be through their groundbreaking contributions to the Marvel cinematic universe, permanently raising the bar in terms of scope and box office: CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER (2014), CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR (2016), AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (2018) and AVENGERS: ENDGAME (2019), the latter of which holds the record for highest-grossing film of all time.

Similarly, the Russo Brothers are committed to helping storytellers – both established and new – thrive and gain a foothold in the film industry. In early 2018, they announced the formation of their studio, AGBO, through which they have produced a number of successful films including Brian Kirk’s crime drama 21 BRIDGES, starring Chadwick Boseman, Sam Hargrave’s streaming-record-breaking thriller EXTRACTION and Natalie Erika James’ critically acclaimed horror thriller RELIC, starring Emily Mortimer. Most recently, the Russo Brothers have produced and directed the highly anticipated CHERRY, a crime drama based on the best-selling novel, starring Tom Holland and Ciara Bravo. CHERRY will be released as an Apple Original Film on Apple TV+ on March 12, 2021.

This month, we pay tribute to the Russo Brothers’ influential work and invite you to watch their debut feature WELCOME TO COLLINWOOD and their newly executive produced film RELIC, as well as a special advance screening of CHERRY, as part of our AC Spotlight: APPLE ORIGINAL FILMS.

About WELCOME TO COLLINWOOD

WELCOME TO COLLINWOOD
2002, Warner Bros., 86 min, USA/Germany, Dir: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Five hapless misfits from the hard-luck streets of Cleveland band together to try to pull off the greatest score they’ve ever heard of – an easy crime with a huge payoff. Ironically, when the plan goes awry – as such plans always do – these eccentric underachievers find themselves gaining more than they lose. With William H. Macy, Sam Rockwell, Isaiah Washington and George Clooney.

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About RELIC

RELIC
2020, IFC Midnight, 89 min, Australia/USA, Dir: Natalie Erika James

When elderly mother Edna (Robyn Nevin) inexplicably vanishes, her daughter Kay (Emily Mortimer) and granddaughter Sam (Bella Heathcote) rush to their family’s decaying country home, finding clues of her increasing dementia scattered around the house in her absence. After Edna returns just as mysteriously as she disappeared, Kay’s concern that her mother seems unwilling or unable to say where she’s been clashes with Sam’s unabashed enthusiasm to have her grandma back. As Edna’s behavior turns increasingly volatile, both begin to sense that an insidious presence in the house might be taking control of her. With RELIC, first-time writer-director Natalie Erika James crafts an unforgettable new spin on the haunted-house movie.

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