Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You Premiere
USA- New York, NY | Sep 12 2012 | (23:14:43 - EDT)
Four of a Kind Productions ("The Kids Are All Right"), Jean Vigo Italia ("Life is Beautiful") and digital entertainment curator Film Buff present the North American theatrical and VOD premiere of acclaimed Italian director Roberto Faenza’s ("The Soul Keeper") "Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You,"starring Oscar-winning actresses Marcia Gay Harden and Ellen Burstyn, Peter Gallagher, Lucy Liu, Stephen Lang, Deborah Ann Woll and Toby Regbo.
Based on the best-selling novel by Peter Cameron, "Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You" is the delightfully observant, heart-breaking and funny story of a bright but excruciatingly sensitive teenage boy, played by Regbo ("Treasure Island," "Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows"), who undergoes a paralyzing identity crisis when faced with taking his first steps toward adulthood.
The film will open in N.Y. at the Village East Cinemas, 189 2nd Avenue, New York, NY, and in select cities, and on cable and broadband VOD everywhere on Oct. 5, 2012. The digital release will include cable partners such as Comcast and Time Warner Cable and broadband partners such as iTunes and Amazon Instant View. The Official Motion Picture Soundtrack, now available on DECCA, a Universal Music Company, features original performances by multi-platinum Italian singer-songwriter Elisa.
About the Film
"Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You" is a heart warming, funny and passionate portrait of a confused New York teenager, James Sveck, played by up-and-coming star Toby Regbo, and his loving, eccentric and dysfunctional family.
James’s staunch non-conformism leads him to teenage mistakes that are hard to undo. He refuses to go to college, after being accepted at Brown, and is interested in nothing – barring visits to his enigmatic, free-spirited grandmother Nanette, played by Oscar®-winner Ellen Burstyn (Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, Requiem for a Dream), the only one who seems to understand just how lost a restless 17-year-old can feel while trying to find himself in a confusing world.
Adding to his teenage angst, James’ family is a mess. His mother Marjorie, played with soulful grace and humour by Marcia Gay Harden (Pollock, Mystic River), owns a gallery where she exhibits extreme avant-garde art that just won’t sell, including a farcical collection of smoking trash cans. She has just dumped her third husband, a compulsive gambler named Barry, played by Stephen Lang (Avatar, Terra Nova), during their honeymoon in Vegas. James’ vain father Paul, played in a hilarious performance by Peter Gallagher, (American Beauty, Sex Lies and Videotape, Covert Affairs), dates women half his age and dabbles in plastic surgery during a flamboyant mid-life crisis. And, by contrast, James’ sister Gillian (Deborah Ann Woll, True Blood) dates her aging semiotics professor, and is hopelessly unable to fall in love with any man who is not at least twice her age.
As his future becomes evermore murky, our irreverent antihero is forced (by parental guilt-trip and ultimatum) into therapy with a life coach, played by Lucy Liu (Elementary, Charlie’s Angels), whose methods are refreshingly unconventional. After his initial trepidation gives way to curiosity, James embarks on a life-changing journey and his budding empathy, innate wisdom and prodigious intelligence begin to ripen with each passing day.
Source: JMP Verdant
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