Legendary film producer Robert Evans, subject of this summer's Focus Features release "The Kid Stays in the Picture," will be appearing at Tower Records Sunset for a special in-store signing of the film's Milan Records soundtrack CD on Tuesday, August 6th at 7:00 PM.
Mr. Evans (who, as chief of production at Paramount Pictures, oversaw the production of such classics as "The Godfather," "Rosemary's Baby," and "Love Story") will be joined for this special event by guitar virtuoso Slash (whose rendition of Nino Rota's unforgettable "Love Theme from 'The Godfather'" will be available commercially, for the first time, as part of the soundtrack); and "The Kid Stays in the Picture" composer Jeff Danna (whose other film scoring credits include "'O'" and "Green Dragon").
During their Tower Records appearance, the trio will only be signing copies of the Milan Records soundtrack, which features classic songs from Elton John, Steely Dan, and Cat Stevens that are skillfully layered around Mr. Danna's original score.
Focus Features will release "The Kid Stays in the Picture" on July 26th in New York and Los Angeles; on August 2nd in Orange County; and on August 9th in select cities. "The Kid Stays in the Picture" traces the meteoric rise, fall, and rise again of the legendary Hollywood producer. Adapted from Mr. Evans's tell-all autobiography, the movie takes the audience on an intimate journey into the mind of this Hollywood legend, and is narrated by Mr. Evans in his distinctive voice and storytelling manner. Academy Award-nominated filmmakers Brett Morgen and Nanette Burstein ("On the Ropes") and producer Graydon Carter bring this Hollywood tale to life utilizing visual effects, archival footage, clips from classic films, and 35MM photography by cinematographer John Bailey to create a rich visual and aural portrait of the man who, throughout the 1970s, was considered Hollywood's "Golden Boy." "The Kid Stays in the Picture" made its World Premiere at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival; and was a Special Screening selection at the 2002 Cannes International Film Festival.
Focus Features releases, current and upcoming, also include Mira Nair's "Monsoon Wedding," which won the top prize (the Golden Lion Award) at the 2001 Venice International Film Festival; Neil LaBute's "Possession," starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Aaron Eckhart, Jeremy Northam, and Jennifer Ehle; FranVois Ozon's "8 Women," starring Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert, Emmanuelle Béart, Fanny Ardant, Virginie Ledoyen, Danielle Darrieux, Ludivine Sagnier, and Firmine Richard; Todd Haynes' "Far from Heaven," starring Julianne Moore and Dennis Quaid; Roman Polanski's "The Pianist," which won the top prize (the Palme d'Or [Best Picture]) at the 2002 Cannes International Film Festival; Gary Hardwick's "Deliver Us from Eva," starring LL Cool J and Gabrielle Union; Neil LaBute's "The Shape of Things," starring Gretchen Mol, Paul Rudd, Rachel Weisz, and Frederick Weller; the untitled film about Sylvia Plath that will star Gwyneth Paltrow; and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's "21 Grams."
Focus Features is a motion picture production, financing, and worldwide distribution company. Focus Features, committed to nurturing innovative filmmakers, was recently formed through the merger of Good Machine, Good Machine International, and USA Films.
Focus Features is the specialty films unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Vivendi Universal Entertainment (VUE), the U.S.-based film, television, and recreation entity of Vivendi Universal.
Milan Entertainment exists at the very intersection of film and soundtrack. The company's releases include the soundtracks to such beloved films as "Ghost," and "Princess Mononoke," as well as the recent award winners "Mulholland Drive" and "Monsoon Wedding." Milan has been fortunate enough to work with some of the greatest composers of our time, including Angelo Badalamenti, Mychael Danna, Maurice Jarre and Hans Zimmer.
Milan's upcoming releases include, Andy Dick's debut rock record, the OST's to the highly anticipated films "Spirited Away," which is Director Hayao Miyazaki's follow-up to the critically acclaimed, "Princess Mononoke," Academy Award winning director Pedro Almodovar's "Talk To Her," and Atom Egoyan's powerful tale of the Armenian Holocaust "Ararat."