Los Angeles, Ca. - August 22, 2005
Squitten Pix, announces the WORLD PREMIERE of the documentary feature, "HUBERT SELBY JR: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow" at the 31st Deauville American Film Festival.
"HUBERT SELBY JR: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow," directed by Michael W. Dean & Kenneth Shiffrin, executive produced by Suzanne Selby and narrated by Robert Downey Jr., is a harrowing and engaging exploration into the life and art of the renowned author Hubert Selby Jr., who against all odds, reached international acclaim with his controversial novels. Overcoming tuberculosis, drug addiction and financial ruin, Selby eventually triumphed in his life. His novel "Last Exit to Brooklyn" banned upon release in England went on to become a major motion picture and to gain the literary respect it demanded. "Requiem for a Dream" another of Selby's works made into a major film stunned audiences around the world. Selby's canon of work represents seven of the most remarkable and distinctly American books ever written.
The feature length documentary, "HUBERT SELBY JR: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow," is a fascinating look at the writer who described himself as "a scream looking for a mouth," by those who knew him best. Archival footage and new interviews from the legion of artists and friends that shared his passion for literature and love of life, drive this insightful film. Sharing their love, appreciation and insight are Lou Reed, Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Darren Aronofsky, Uli Edel, Nicolas Winding Refn, Henry Rollins, Jerry Stahl, Richard Price, Nick Tosches, Amiri Baraka, Gilbert Sorrentino, Anthony Kiedis, James Remar, Michael Silverblatt and others. It also features rare footage of Selby himself reflecting on his life and work. Music by Imperial Crowns, Martyn LeNoble, Steve Munger, Bob Bartosik and others. The film is edited by Ryan Brown.
The recently completed film is available for worldwide distribution.
31st Deauville American Film Festival - Festival du Cinema Américain
Press office of the festival - Diana Badreddina 33 1 41 34 2109
Screening: Saturday, September 3 at 10 am at the Casino Cinema and
HUBERT SELBY JR: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow is one of ten documentaries selected for the "Uncle Sam's Docs" section of the Deauville American Film Festival. The other documentaries included are: Born Into Brothels, The Devil and Daniel Johnston, Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room, Final Cut: The Making and Unmaking of Heaven's Gate, Grizzly Man, The Outsider: A Film About James Toback, The Protocols Of Zion, Stolen and The Year Of The Yao.
For the first time, Canal+ will reward one of "Uncle Sam's Docs" by giving it a "Favorite Documentary Canal + Award" during the Deauville Festival's closing ceremony on Sunday, September 11.
For more info about the Deauville Film Festival go to http://www.festival-deauville.com