And we’re off! The first screener going out to Oscar voters this season is I’ll See You In My Dreams starring potential Best Actress contender Blythe Danner and distributed by newcomers Bleecker Street Films.
The Sundance film was a sleeper hit this summer, earning more than $7M. Being the first can have its benefits. It worked out well for A Better Life and Junebug but more recently Snowpiercer and Mud were the first out of the gate to no avail. It will all depend on how Bleecker Street can manage this campaign. They’re smart being the first and they also have another Oscar contender on the way, this fall’s Trumbo starring Bryan Cranston and distributing Beasts of No Nation from Netflix.
[box type=”shadow” align=”aligncenter” class=”” width=””]After the death of her beloved dog, Carol (Blythe Danner) finds the everyday activities that have given her life structure – her regular bridge game, gardening, a glass of wine or two – have lost their luster. With the support of three loyal girlfriends (June Squibb, Rhea Perlman, and Mary Kay Place), Carol decides to embrace the world, embarking on an unlikely friendship with her pool maintenance man (Martin Starr), pursuing a new love interest (Sam Elliott), and reconnecting with her daughter (Malin Akerman). [/box]