The indie drama “Yellow,” directed by Greek-American Nick Cassavetes, will get a limited release on August 29, Medient Studios has announced.
The studio will initially put the film in theaters across New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Chicago, followed by a planned expansion nationwide.
“Yellow” tells the story of Mary Holmes (Heather Wahlquist), a young substitute teacher who escapes from her drudging everyday life by fantasizing bizarre parallel realities. Described as a “wildly inventive and visually dazzling head-trip,” it enters Mary’s hallucinatory world, peopled with Busby Berkeley dancers, Cirque du Soleil, Circus freaks, and human farm animals where nothing is quite what it seems.
The film has screened at over a dozen film festivals around the world, including the Toronto International Film Festival, Tokyo International Film Festival, Munich Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, Sitges Film Festival and SXSW, among others. It also won the Best Feature Film award at the Catalina Film Festival in September 2013.
“I guess what I’m interested in today is putting up on screen something that is consistent with what I see when I walk out my front door. And granted, I’m a little crazy, but ‘Yellow’ comes pretty darn close,” Cassavetes said.
Manu Kumaran, chairman of Medient Studios and the producer of the film said, “Nick Cassavetes has invented a new story telling idiom,” adding, “He has broken every narrative tool in the shed and yet pulled off this stunning ode to a modern reality. This is a film for the ages, a film that will survive all of us. Every screening of the film to an American audience has ended in a standing ovation and we expect the film to perform well at the box office.”
“Yellow” stars Heather Wahlquist, Sienna Miller, Melanie Griffith, Lucy Punch, Gena Rowlands, David Morse, Daveigh Chase, Max Thieriot, Riley Keough, Ethan Suplee, Brendon Sexton and Ray Liotta.