The directorial debut by author Stephen Elliot, titled Cherry, premiered earlier this year on February 16th at the Berlin International Film Festival, after which the film was picked up for U.S. distribution by IFC and international release by Rezo. Today ,we have the official U.S. release date for the film.
James Franco News is reporting that the film has been given a U.S. theatrical release date of September 21st, 2012. In addition, the film will also be available over a month earlier on Video On Demand, on August 9th.
For those of you unfamiliar with the story, Cherry follows:
“Angelina (Hinshaw), an 18-year-old girl on the verge of finishing high school. One morning her boyfriend (Jonny Weston) suggests she take naked pictures for money. She balks at first but then does the photo shoot, using the money to run-off with her best friend (Dav Patel) to San Francisco. In San Francisco, while cocktailing in a strip club, Angelina meets Frances (Franco) a well-off lawyer who offers to introduce her to a different kind of world, a place full of expensive dresses and fancy parties. At the same time Angelina, using the moniker Cherry, has begun exploring the San Francisco porn industry under the direction of Margaret (Graham) a former performer turned adult film director.”
Cherry won’t be everyone’s cup of tea and when it premiered the reviews were quite mixed. That being said, the film looks very authentic, interesting and unique and I’m definitely looking forward to seeing it.
Cherry stars Ashley Hinshaw, Heather Graham, James Franco, Lili Taylor, Dev Patel, Jonny Weston and Diane Farr and it will be released on September 21st, 2012.