The tape “The Roads Not Taken”, which features Javier Bardem and Salma Hayek in the cast, will be seen in a “streaming” (broadcast online) as part of an independent initiative which aims to keep alive the activity of the film while the rooms continue to be closed by the coronavirus.
The distributor Bleecker Street, explained Monday in a press release that “The Roads Not Taken”, after performing at the Berlinale, premiered in a limited way in some movie theaters in New York and Los Angeles last march 13.
However, the tour business of the film was abruptly interrupted when the global crisis of the coronavirus forced to close the meeting.
As a solution, the distributor has partnered with a number of independent cinemas to bring this film to the internet this Friday so that viewers can rent it for three days at a price of $ 12.
“While we count down the days missing to take the film to the cinemas of the country, this new approach helps us to share it with the public, while we also support our partners in the exhibition during these difficult times”, said the president of distribution of Bleecker Street, Jack Foley.
Along Bleecker Street are involved in this proposed digital cinemas Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas, CMX Cinemas, Bow Tie Cinemas, Laemmle Theatres and Studio Movie Grill.
The income obtained shall be divided between the distributor and the exhibitors.
The filmmaker, british Sally Potter is the mind behind “The Roads Not Taken”, a tape in which in addition to Bardem and Hayek, also appear actresses Elle Fanning and Laura Linney.
“The Roads not Taken” is the portrait of a man broken, Leo (Bardem), who, in a state of dementia, he lives parallel lives, one of them in Mexico along with Dolores (Hayek), while his daughter Molly (Elle Fanning) is dealing with it in a poignant way.