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Cast : Christian Friedel , Katharina Schüttler , Johann von Bülow , Burghart Klaussner
Director : Oliver Hirschbiegel
Screenplay : Fred Breinersdorfer & Leonie-Claire Breinersdorfer
Website : sonyclassics . com / 13minutes
Tag Line : This man could have changed history . The ultimate ... what if ?
Synopsis : During Hitler ’ s anniversary speech on November 8 , 1939 , a man is arrested on the Swiss border for possession of suspicious objects . Just minutes later , a bomb explodes in the Munich Bürgerbräukeller , immediately behind the Führer ’ s lectern , killing eight people . The man is Georg Elser ( Christian Friedel ), a carpenter from Königsbronn . When a map of the site of the assault and detonators are found on him , he is sent to the head of the Criminal Police , Arthur Nebe ( Burghart Klaussner ) and the head of the Gestapo , Heinrich Müller ( Johann von Bülow ) to be questioned . From them , Elser learns that his attempt has failed – that the man he wanted to kill in order to stop the bloodshed of the World War that had just begun , has left the Bürgerbräukeller 13 minutes before the explosion . For days , Elser is interrogated by Nebe and Müller , for days , he holds out against their questions . Until he finally confesses and relates the story of his deed .
Marketing / Promotion : Reach out to historical societies , museums , and history classes for promotions and event ideas . Invite world and European history classes to organize group screenings . Capitalize on the film ’ s strong reviews and critical buzz . The movie was screened out of competition at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival . It was also on a short list of films Germany considered to submit for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film .
Films attracting similar target audience : Land of Mine , The Zookeeper ’ s Wife , Hacksaw Ridge Facebook : / SonyClassics Twitter : @ SonyClassics Instagram : @ SonyClassics

Alien : Covenant

FOX • 5 / 19 / 17 • Wide • Scope
Cast : Michael Fassbender , Katherine Waterston , Billy Crudup , Danny McBride , Demián Bichir
Director : Ridley Scott
Screenplay : John Logan and Dante Harper
Website : AlienCovenant . com
Synopsis : Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created , with Alien : Covenant , a new chapter in his groundbreaking Alien franchise . The crew of the colony ship Covenant , bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy , discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise , but is actually a dark , dangerous world . When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination , they must attempt a harrowing escape .
Marketing / Promotion : Appeal to the horror film demographic and fans of the Alien series . Host late night screenings of the movie on the opening weekend . Have patrons compete is Best Scream Contests ( playing off of the tagline of the first Alien film - “ In Space No One Hears You Scream ”). Attendees can compete in trivia contests about the Alien series and the 2012 Ridley Scott movie Prometheus .
For inquiries and ideas , please refer to 20th Century Fox in the Exhibitor Relations Guide . Films attracting similar target audience : The Lost City of Z , Sleight , Free Fire Facebook : / AlienAnthology Twitter : @ AlienAnthology Instagram : @ AlienAnthology
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