Allison Anders and Illeana Douglas Present Films at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Littleton

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Denver, CO (May 26, 2015) – Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Littleton is thrilled to announce that director Allison Anders and actress Illeana Douglas will present two films, Hud and Grace of My Heart, on Wednesday, June 10. Tickets for both events are on sale now at www.drafthouse.com/denver.


Hud, starring Paul Newman and Melvyn Douglas, will play at 5:00 p.m. Douglas, the granddaughter of Melvyn, will speak in part about her grandfather’s extensive career and legacy. Following this screening, Anders and Douglas will host Grace of My Heart at 8:00 p.m. Anders directed and Douglas stars in this film about a hit songwriter with singing aspirations. The film will be presented in 35mm from the George Eastman House’s Martin Scorsese Collection.


For interview opportunities, please contact Alexandra Griesmer at alexandra.griesmer@drathouse.com or 303-204-6785.





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​Allison Anders is an award-winning film and television writer and director. She attended UCLA film school and in 1984 had her first professional break working for her film mentor Wim Wenders on his movie Paris, Texas (1984). After graduation, Anders had her feature film debut, Border Radio (1987), which she co-wrote and co-directed with Kurt Voss. The influential indie film examined the Los Angeles punk scene in the 1980s and went on to be nominated by the Independent Feature Project for Best First Feature, and it recently had its TCM premiere. Anders and Voss would partner again on Sugar Town (1999), another film about the Los Angeles music industry, starring several of their friends, including the lead singer of X, John Doe. Sugar Town was also nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards.


Anders’ other credits include Gas, Food Lodging (1992), Mi Vida Loca (My Crazy Life) (1993), Grace of My Heart (1996) and Four Rooms (1995). In 2001, Don Cheadle was nominated for an Emmy for Best Supporting Actor for his work on Anders’ film Things Behind the Sun (2001). The powerful movie about the long-term effects of rape went on to garner the SHINE Award as well as the Peabody Award.


Anders is also well known in television for directing episodes of hit shows such as Sex and the CityGross PointeCold CaseThe L WordMen in Trees,What About Brian?, SouthlandThe Mentalist, Orange Is The New Black, Gang Related, The Divide, Murder In The FirstProof, and AMC’s Turn.


In 2003, Anders became a professor of the Film and Media Studies Department at UC Santa Barbara, and in 2006 she made an appearance in the film documentary Wanderlust. Anders and her daughter Tiffany Anders co-founded the “Don’t Knock the Rock Film and Music Festival” in Los Angeles. Throughout her career she has been recognized for her achievements in film and nominated for various awards and prizes; other major highlights include a New York Film Critics Circle Award, as well as the prestigious MacArthur Foundation Fellowship.


Anders’ recent film Strutter will have its Los Angeles premiere April 2013, and the film she directed for Lifetime TV Ring Of Fire, on the life of country singer June Carter Cash with singer Jewel in the title role, aired in May 2013 and garnered Anders an Emmy nomination for best director.




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Award-winning actress Illeana Douglas is a hit with critics and moviegoers alike. Current films include She’s Funny That Way (2015) directed by Peter Bogdanovitch, Pearly Gates (2015) All Stars (2014) Sisters (2014) with Barbara Hershey, and Max Rose (2013) with Jerry Lewis. It’s Dark Here (2013), Chez Upshaw with Kevin Pollak (2012), for which Douglas won the LA IFS Best Actress Award, The Green (2012) for which Douglas won best supporting actress for her role at the San Diego Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. Illeana Douglas first came to prominence as Matt Dillon’s suspicious sister in Gus Van Sant’sTo Die For (1995), for which she was a New York Film Critics award nominee. She has had memorable performances in Goodfellas (1991) Cape Fear (1993)Alive (1993), Search and Destroy (1995) Grief (1995) Grace of My Heart (1996)) Picture Perfect (1997) Message in a Bottle (1999) Happy, Texas (1999) Stir of Echoes (1999) The Next Best Thing (2000) Ghost World (2001) Dummy (2003) Factory Girl (2006) Pittsburgh (2006) Television movies include Rough Riders (1998) Bella Mafia (1999) Lansky, (2000) Point of Origin (2001) and Weapons of Mass Distraction (1998).


Illeana has a recurring role on the NBC show Welcome to Sweden (2014-2015), a Swedish/American comedy shot in Sweden and produced by Amy Poehler, and Chasing Life for the Disney Channel. Illeana created and stars in The Living Room Show, an ongoing live variety show she performs in featuring comedy, music, and magic, in a complete stranger’s living room.


She developed and hosted a pilot for Turner Classic Movies called Second Looks (2014) based on their Friday Night Spotlight series on TCM. She is an on camera host and interviewer for Turner Classic Movies having interviewed luminaries such as Jerry Lewis, Richard Dreyfuss, Agnes Varda, Gena Rowlands, and Eva Marie Saint.  She just completed a book called I Blame Dennis Hopper: Stories of a life inside and outside the movies. Published by Flatiron books, it is available on Amazon and out November 3rd.

Currently Illeana is a producer and costars in the web-series The Skinny (2015) for Jill Sollaway’s online network Wifey.TV.



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For a full bio, please contact alexandra.griesmer@drafthouse.com.




Alamo Drafthouse is an entertainment brand comprised of the acclaimed cinema-eatery chain, the largest genre film festival in the United States and a collectible art gallery. Named “the best theater ever” by Time Magazine, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has built a reputation as a movie lover’s oasis not only by combining food and drink service with the movie-going experience, but also introducing unique programming and high-profile, star-studded special events. Alamo Drafthouse Founder & CEO, Tim League, created Fantastic Fest, a world-renowned film festival dubbed “The Geek Telluride” by Variety. Fantastic Fest showcases eight days of offbeat cinema from independents, international filmmakers and major Hollywood studios. The Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art gallery, Mondo, offers breathtaking, original products featuring designs from world-famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and Movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek & Universal Monsters. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is expanding its brand in new and exciting ways, including the launch of Drafthouse Films, a new film distribution label and plans to extend its theaters and unique programming philosophy to additional markets across the United States. More information about Alamo Drafthouse franchise opportunities are available on the official website www.drafthouse.com.

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