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Cinedigm Lets Genre Breeze in; Grab SXSW Preemed Nacho Vigalondo’s “Open Windows”

After last year’s notable SXSW fest pick-ups in Short Term 12 and Our Nixon, Cinedigm is taking a trip into genre-land item with Nacho Vigalondo’s Open Windows. Starring the James Stewart of horror-thriller genre in Elijah Wood in a keyboard unfriendly voyeuristic tale that turns into a real life Rear Window, this also features Sasha Grey (The Girlfriend Experience). Deadline reports that Cinedigm will release the film during the late summer or early fall with what we imagine would be a showing at genre fests such as Montreal’s Fantasia Film Fest.

Gist: Wood stars as Nick, who wins an online contest to have dinner with the hottest actress on earth Jill (Grey). When she cancels, he gets a call from a guy named Chord who offers to make it up to Nick by giving him the tools to spy on Jill from his computer for the rest of the night. Then the truth begins to reveal itself, with Nick playing a part in a much bigger plan.

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Do We Care?: Timecrimes put the Nacho Vigalondo brand on the map, and Extraterrestrial whimpered as a comedy (review) Open Windows

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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