MUSIC BOX FILMS TAKES U.S. RIGHTS ON
BETTIE PAGE REVEALS ALL
"Queen of the Pinups" Documentary to Open NY and LA on November 29
Chicago, IL (August 8, 2013) - Music Box Films announced today that it has acquired all U.S. rights to Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Mark Mori's BETTIE PAGE REVEALS ALL, an intimate look at one of the world's most recognized sex symbols, featuring Bettie Page herself telling her story for the first time in her own words. Music Box Films will release BETTIE PAGE REVEALS ALL in New York and Los Angeles on November 29, followed by a national theatrical rollout and later on all home entertainment platforms.
In Mori's documentary, the real Bettie Page emerges from the veil of myth and rumor via interviews Mori taped a decade prior to her death in 2008. With earthy, razor sharp wit, Bettie tells her life story -- from humble beginnings as one of six children born to an impoverished southern family, to high school salutatorian, to her career as a scandalous 50s pin-up model. The film also uncovers previously unknown details about Bettie's many torrid affairs, told from both her and her lovers' perspectives. We follow her story through her sudden retirement at the peak of her modeling career in 1957, and discover a strange tale of decades of broken marriages, born-again Christianity, and bouts of mental illness, before ultimately resurfacing in the public eye in the early 90's, unaware of her cult status.
With a stunning array of photographs, archival material and movie footage, BETTIE PAGE REVEALS ALL shows how Page's unabashed sexual expression and provocative poses set the stage for the 1960s sexual revolution and ushered in a modern era in fashion. The film definitively demonstrates why, for stars like Katy Perry and Beyonce, and for new generations of fans, Bettie remains an irresistible style icon. Revealingly, Forbes in 2012 listed her as one of the top ten posthumous celebrity earners.
Music Box president William Schopf negotiated the deal directly with the filmmaker.
ABOUT MUSIC BOX FILMS
Founded in 2007, Music Box Films has established itself as one of the leading theatrical and home entertainment distributors of foreign language, American independent and documentary films in the US and Canada.
Past releases include the film adaptations of Stieg Larsson's trilogy of international mega selling novels; the first in the series, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, with over $10 million in US box office, was one of the most popular international releases of the decade.
2012 heralded diverse new titles such as Terence Davies' THE DEEP BLUE SEA, starring Rachel Weisz, and Philippe Falardeau's Academy Award-nominated MONSIEUR LAZHAR, one of the top grossing foreign language films of the year. Recent releases include Werner Herzog and Dmitry Vasyukov's HAPPY PEOPLE: A YEAR IN THE TAIGA, Cate Shortland's LORE, and Alice Winocour's AUGUSTINE.
Upcoming titles include Roger Michell's LE WEEKEND, starring Jim Broadbent, Jan Troell's THE LAST SENTENCE and Jan Ole Gerster's OH BOY.
Music Box Films is independently owned and operated by the Southport Music Box Corporation, which also owns and operates The Music Box Theatre, Chicago's premiere venue for independent and foreign films.
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Happy Valentine's Day, Bettie fans!
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The grand prize winner gets a set of Bettie Page art prints by Jessica Whiteside and a Bettie Page t-shirt. The second place winner gets a Bettie Page purse and a Bettie Page mug and the third place winner gets Bettie Page stationary, magnets and keychains!
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The New Orleans Film Festival
Tuesday October 16th at 8 PM
Thursday, October 18th at 8:30 PM
The Hot Springs
Documentary Film Festival
Saturday October 13th at 8:45 PM Cinema 2
Saturday October 20th at 9:30 PM followed by a burlesque performance by Foul Play Cabaret
Texas Tease-a-thon Film Festival
Saturday, October 20 at 11 PM,
House of Blues, Houston
Miami Beach Film Society
Thursday November 1st at 8:45 PM introduced via webcast by Director Mark Mori and preceeded at 7PM by a booksigning by legendary Bettie Page photographer Bunny Yeager who will be autographing purchased copies of her new book "Bunny Yeager's Darkroom: Pin-up Photography's Golden Era".
Also playing November 2nd at 7 PM & 8:45 PM,
November 3rd at 7 PM & 9 PM,
November 4th at 7 PM & 9 PM,
November 5th at 7 PM and 9 PM,
November 6th at 7 PM and 9 PM,
and November 7th at 7 PM and 9 PM.
Out: Nov. 27 on e-book, Price: $2.99
Special screening presented by The Atlanta Film Festival
Thursday, Sept. 13, 9:30 PM
Plaza Theater, 1049 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE
free admission for students, faculty and staff of Georgia State University
appearance by Director, Mark Mori
Coney Island Film Festival
Saturday, Sept. 22, 3 PM
CONEY ISLAND MUSEUM
1208 Surf Ave. 2nd Floor
appearance by Director Mark Mori
New Orleans Film Festival
Tuesday, Oct 16
appearance by Writer/Editor, Douglas Miller
Bettie Page Reveals All launches film festival run
Los Angeles Independent Film Festival, playing in competition, Saturday, September 8, 10:00 PM
Coney Island Film Festival, Sept 21-23 (screening time TBD)
New Orleans International Film Festival (screening time TBD)
Key West Film Festival (screening time TBD)
Additional festival announcements coming soon!
"The season's hottest new titles riding the tide of erotic romance" include "Bettie Page Presents: The Librarian" by Logan Belle!
Out: Nov. 27 on e-book, Price: $2.99
Read NY Post's review here.
Medellin, Colombia's Dorados Rockabilly Trio wrote a song about the iconic pinup, Bettie Page. Check it out!