The National Review features Alan Rudolph’s ‘RAY MEETS HELEN’ in 2018 Top Midyear Reckoning Films not from Hollywood. Watch it on VOD platforms including Amazon today:

Los Angeles, CA – July 10, 2018 – 

Hollywood falls, art movies rise – ‘RAY MEETS HELEN’.

“Hollywood falls, art movies rise […] The Midyear Reckoning must acknowledge that so far this year, the most celebrated films (which are almost all films in our consumer-driven, criticism-free culture) have been unedifying,” observed The National Review’s Armond White when considering films mid 2018, adding, “Readers who still care about art and politics can no longer pretend, or fool themselves, that the average new release is worthy of their politics or that it fulfills their capacity for sight and feeling. When you look beyond Hollywood, it is surprising how honest, exploratory, and politically challenging, rather than predictable, filmmaking can be.”

For those who have also lost sight and feeling for today’s big-budget Hollywood films, The National Review revealed the “2018 Top Midyear Reckoning Films not from Hollywood” that have challenged filmmaking, creating honest and rare pictures that remind moviegoers of prior celebrated films. Not surprisingly, indie film director for previous titles including ‘Choose Me’, ‘Trouble in Mind’, ‘The Moderns’ and ‘Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle’, Alan Rudolph’s 2018 comeback feature drama, ‘RAY MEETS HELEN’ made The National Review’s top list.

Ray Meets Helen is Alan Rudolph’s comeback. After 16 years, his vision of all-American eccentricity makes you believe that different personalities (loners Keith Carradine and Sondra Locke) can find emotional harmony. A love story that is also a vision of national hope,” summarized The National Review.

Starring Academy Award and Golden Globe winner, Keith Carradine and Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee, Sondra Locke, ‘RAY MEETS HELEN’ bears Rudolph’s signature hallmarks of intertwining characters whose lives will be altered by their meeting and the element of chance. With support from Academy Award nominee, Jennifer Tilly (‘Bound’, ‘Liar Liar’, ‘Seed of Chucky’), Samantha Mathis (‘American Psycho’, ‘Little Women’) and Keith David, ‘RAY MEETS HELEN’ was selected as a NYT Critics Pick. As a great romantic, Rudolph’s film leaves residues of sentimentality, a longing for companionship, and just how fragile love can be.

Watch ‘RAY MEETS HELEN’ today on VOD platforms including on Amazon:

Producers for ‘RAY MEETS HELEN’ are Ernst “Etchie” Stroh of Moonstone Entertainment, who also produced Rudolph’s Academy Award-nominated feature, ‘AFTERGLOW’, and Steven J. Wolfe (‘500 Days of Summer’) of Sneak Preview Entertainment, with Lesley Ann Warren, Keith Carradine and Sondra Locke as executive producers. For more information about ‘RAY MEETS HELEN’, please visit:

RAY MEETS HELEN (2017, 100 min.) Directed and written by Alan Rudolph. Editor: Jason Erickson. Cinematography: Spencer Hutchins. Original Music: Shahar Stroh. US, English. Moonstone Entertainment, TriCoast Entertainment.

PRODUCTION COMPANY: Moonstone Entertainment – Moonstone Entertainment is a production, financing and distribution company for theatrical quality films. Moonstone’s Etchie Stroh has produced feature films for a number of internationally renowned filmmakers, including Robert Altman (Cookie’s Fortune), Michael Radford (Dancing At The Blue Iguana), Mike Figgis (Hotel), and Palm d’Or winner Chen Kaige (The Promise).

About TriCoast Entertainment: 

A new home for story-driven American films, TriCoast Entertainment is a full service media company that creates, produces, manages and distributes unique and unusual entertainment. Bringing together filmmakers, distributors, financiers, and technologists, TriCoast Entertainment embraces change by redefining the production and distribution model for indie filmmakers, providing them with low cost tools, financing, and worldwide theatrical and digital distribution, along with market feedback and storytelling opportunities.

Founded by CEOs: Strathford Hamilton and Marcy Levitas Hamilton.

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