prophetTwo strangers indulge in wild impulses and become entangled in an unexpected relationship in Wild Grass, a critically acclaimed, award-winning French film from renowned director Alain Resnais (Hiroshima Mon Amour). "Like its would-be lovers," writes Stephen Holden in NY Times, "Wild Grass chases itself in circles as it scrambles genres, examining seeing, thinking, remembering and imagining with a zany awareness. In Georges's words: "After the cinema nothing surprises you. Everything is possible."And now you have a chance to win the Wild Grass DVD thanks to a giveaway sponsored by GreenCine and Sony Pictures Classics.

Blog entry 10/25/2010 - 8:40am


LOTR_BD.jpgThere may be one ring, to rule them all, but there have been many editions of the Lord of the Rings trilogy on DVD -- but now that Peter Jackson's award winning saga is out on Blu-ray the exitement can begin all over again. The new discs are loaded with extras and most importantly, in high-def! And now, thanks to the generosity of GreenCine and Warner Brothers Home Video, you have the chance to win this excellent prize package in our LOTR Blu-ray giveaway:

Blog entry 09/13/2010 - 11:42am

prophet Two time Academy Award winner Michael Caine stars as Harry Brown, an ordinary, law-abiding citizen, who just wanted to quietly live out his retirement. But in this desolate urban wasteland, the residents live in fear of the drug dealers who rule the streets--and the police offers little protection. When Inspector Alice Frampton (Emily Mortimer) can't convict the thugs who killed Harry's best friend, he decides to take the law into his own hands. Using skills honed as a Royal Marine, Harry begins to serve his own brand of justice. David Edelstein says "Caine makes a grave, soulful vigilante avenger, and first-time director Daniel Barber gives the film a dank, streaky, genuinely unnerving palette." Harry Brown is out on DVD August 31st. And now you have a chance to win that DVD thanks to a giveaway sponsored by GreenCine and Sony Pictures Classics.

Blog entry 08/24/2010 - 11:12am

prophet Academy Award nominated A Prophet (2009, Best Foreign Language Film) details the gritty prison career of a nineteen-year-old Malik (Tahar Rahim, 2009 European Film Award Winner for Best Actor). Arriving at the jail, he is cornered by the leader of the ruling Corsican gang (Niels Arestrup, 2009 César Award, Winner for Best Supporting Actor) and forced to carry out a number of dangerous missions including drug trafficking and brutal hits. Over time Malik is able to earn the gang leader’s confidence and rise up the prison ranks, all the while secretly devising his own plans. The new DVD includes commentary with director Jacques Audiard, Rahim and co-screenwriter Thomas Bidegain. And now you have a chance to win that DVD thanks to a giveaway sponsored by GreenCine and Sony Pictures Classics.


To enter, email and include your name, email address, mailing address, and, if you're a GreenCine member, your username in the email, and "A Prophet" in the subject header. Entries without all this information will not be considered. (You will not be added to a mailing list!). One winner will be selected at random from all valid entries. You must be a US resident to enter. The deadline to enter is August 23. Winner will be notified by e-mail and announced in future editions of the GreenCine Dispatch newsletter.

Blog entry 07/30/2010 - 10:26am

kidsareallright_poster.jpg The Kids Are All Right is the heartfelt new comedy from acclaimed director Lisa Cholodenko [interview], starring Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, and Mark Ruffalo. Two teenaged children (Alice in Wonderland's Mia Wasikowska and Journey to the Center of the Earth's Josh Hutcherson) get the notion to seek out their biological father and introduce him into the family life that their two mothers (Bening and Moore) have built for them. Once the donor (Ruffalo) is found, the household will never be the same, as family ties are defined, re-defined, and re-re-defined. The New York Times raves that it's "a generous, nearly note-perfect portrait of a modern family," and Entertainment Weekly calls the movie "funny, smart and sexy!" And now GreenCine and Focus Features have teamed up teaming up for a new contest with prizes that are more than all right. 

Details within!

Blog entry 07/23/2010 - 11:16am

To celebrate the release of the Henri Cartier-Bresson DVD set, GreenCine teamed up with our friends at Photojojo for our first ever photo contest. We asked you to send us your photos inspired by a film, and we received some amazing submissions! Thanks to all the photogs who entered, and to Photojojo for supplying the awesome prizes, the Digital Harinezumi 2.0 and the magnetic photo rope. And thanks to our judging panel, which included GreenCine's Craig Phillips, Maian Tran, plus film critics Jeffrey Anderson and Erin Donovan.

Congrats to our first prize winner Juan Rodrigo Jardón Galeana for his photo inspired by Wings of Desire.

See more of our favorite entries after the jump!

Blog entry 05/27/2010 - 2:41pm

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is Terry Gilliam's fantastical morality tale, set in the present-day. It tells the story of Dr. Parnassus and his extraordinary ‘Imaginarium’, a traveling show where members of the audience get an irresistible opportunity to choose between light and joy or darkness and gloom. The film of course became well-known, too, for being the final prominent performance by Heath Ledger, who died during filming. Ledger is extraordinary in the film and Gilliam found rather creative ways to edit with and around Ledger with a fine supporting cast, and the result, says Kenneth Turan, is "one of [Gilliam's] most original and accessible works." And now thanks to Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and GreenCine, we're having a DVD giveaway for Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus!

One (1) lucky winner will be given a copy of Doctor Parnassus on DVD. [More details by clicking link below]

Blog entry 04/26/2010 - 10:01am

From acclaimed writer Nick Hornby (About A Boy, High Fidelity) comes this inspired coming-of-age film Rolling Stone magazine calls "a miracle of a movie." When Jenny (Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Carey Mulligan), a bright young school girl who longs for adulthood, meets David (Peter Sarsgaard), a dashing older man, he introduces her to his vibrant world of glamorous friends, chic jazz clubs and her own sexual awakening. Will she let this affair ruin her dreams of attending Oxford, as her headmistress (Emma Thompson) fears? This captivating film sparkles with the wit, charm and style of 1960s Britain. Among other things, the DVD features commentary with director Lone Scherfig and actors Mulligan and Sarsgaard. And now thanks to Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and GreenCine, we're having a DVD giveaway for An Education!

Blog entry 04/05/2010 - 10:59am

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

Werner Herzog's nutzoid psychodrama-cum-policier Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (about which we spoke with Herzog last fall) stumbles to DVD next Tuesday, April 6—and GreenCine has 3 free copies to give away! There are two ways you can enter to win, social media style:

Blog entry 03/31/2010 - 9:47am

"As far as I'm concerned, taking photographs is a means of understanding which canonot be separated from other means of visual expression. It is a way of shouting, of freeing oneself, not of proving or asserting one's own originality. It is a way of life." - Henri Cartier-Bresson

This week, New Video Group releases the Collector's Edition of the Henri Cartier-Bresson DVD set, which includes a series of documentaries on the artist, five of his original works, and a booklet containing photographs, quotes, and essays on his life. In the spirit of this amalgamation of photography and cinema, we've teamed up with Photojojo for our first ever photo contest! Photojojo is a candy store for photographers of sorts, with a really great newsletter devoted to sharing just about anything rad that's related to photography (photo tips, DIY projects, inspiration and more).

The contest is simple: take a photo inspired by a film. Send it to us at contest(at)greencine(dot)com and let us know what film you're referencing. We'll post our favorite photos here (along with your credit) and allow submissions to our Flickr pool once the contest has closed. 1 grand prize winner will receive, compliments of PhotoJojo, our favorite little gadget of late, the Digital Harinezumi 2.0,   which captures dreamy photos and Super-8 style video (check out stills and video), plus a copy of the Henri Cartier-Bresson DVD set.

One runner-up will receive the awesome magnetic photo rope, and the DVD. Skip to the full description for rules and terms. We look forward to seeing your cinematic-inspired creations!

Blog entry 03/30/2010 - 10:12am

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