The Intriguingly-Imagined Drama About A Hollywood Icon by Acclaimed Filmmaker Matthew Mishory debuts on DVD June 4th

Set primarily in the early 1950s and focusing on James Dean’s experiences as an up-and-coming actor in Los Angeles, Writer/Director Matthew Mishory’s debut feature film is a series of revealing and sometimes dreamlike vignettes that blend biographical and fictionalized elements to present pivotal moments in a remarkable life.A Portrait of James Dean: Joshua Tree, 1951 debuts across all digital platforms beginning May 7th and on DVD June 4th from Wolfe Video.Shot in gorgeous 35mm black and white punctuated by bursts of color, A Portrait of James Dean: Joshua Tree, 1951 was dubbed “mesmerizing and sexy” by theSan Francisco Chronicle and “dreamy” by London’s The Guardian. The film stars James Preston (TV’s “The Gates”) in the title role, with Dan Glenn (TV's "Pushing Daisies"), debutante Dalilah RainEdward Singletary, Jr. (Palo Alto), Robert Gant (TV’s "Queer as Folk") and Erin Daniels (“The L Word,” A Single Man) rounding out the cast in an intimate portrait of James Dean as he is on the cusp of achieving notoriety as both a great actor and an American icon. An unflinching and honest exploration of Dean’s complicated sexuality and formative relationships,JOSHUA TREE, 1951 redefines him for a new generation.

Bonus features include Matthew Mishory’s award winning short film Delphinium: A Childhood Portrait of Derek Jarman, a stylized and lyrical coming-of-age portrait of Derek Jarman's artistic, sexual, and political awakening in post-War England. The film won the Eastman Kodak Grand Prize at the 2010 United States Super 8 Film + Digital Video Festival. 

A Portrait of James Dean: Joshua Tree, 1951 was an official selection of the Seattle International Film Festival (World Premiere), the Transilvania International Film Festival (European Premiere), the Rio International Film Festival (South American Premiere), Outfest: The Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival and Frameline Film Festival, among many others. 

A Portrait of James Dean: Joshua Tree, 1951 has a runtime of 93 minutes and is not rated. 

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$24.95 USA & Canada DVD Part#:WOL 5093DDVD UPC:754703763921DVD ISBN:
978-1-935423-69-0Street Date:6/4/2013
Bonus Features Include: Matthew Mishory’s Award Winning Short Film:Delphinium: A Childhood Portrait of Derek Jarman
 
 
Award-Winning Filmmaker Aurora Guerrero’s Coming-of-Age Drama on Family, Friendship and First Love
Debuts on DVD June 4th on WolfeVideo.com

Mosquita & Mari, Writer/Director Aurora Guerrero’s (Pandora’sViernes Girl) semi-biographical look at friendship and first love, debuts on DVD June 4th from Wolfe Video. This exquisitely crafted coming-of-age tale follows a pair of Latina teenagers who fall gradually in love against the backdrop of life in Southeast Los Angeles.  Growing up in immigrant households, both girls are expected to make the well-being of their families their first priority. Yolanda (aka Mosquita) delivers straight A’s in the hope of achieving the American Dream, while Mari shares economic responsibilities with her undocumented family who scramble to make ends meet. As their relationship grows, it tests their loyalties to their families and each other. 

Bonus materials include the featurette “Behind the Scenes of Mosquita & Mari.”

Mosquita & Mari was an official selection at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for the John Cassavetes Award and Producers Award at the 2013 Independent Spirit Awards. In addition, it was nominated as Outstanding Film at the 2013 GLAAD Media Awards and took home the Audience Award for Outstanding First U.S. Dramatic Feature and the Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Actress in a Feature Film (Fenessa Pineda) at the 2012 Outfest: The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. Director Aurora Guerrero also received the Best Director honor from the 2012 Long Beach QFilm Festival and the Global Can Award at the 2012 William & Mary Global Film Festival. 

SYNOPSIS: When straight A student Yolanda — aka Mosquita (Fenessa Pineda) decides to help struggling tough girl Mari (Venecia Troncoso) with her homework, an intense attraction evolves between the two. As their friendship grows, a yearning to explore their strange yet beautiful connection surfaces. Lost in their private world of unspoken affection, lingering gazes, and heart-felt confessions of uncertain futures, Yolanda’s grades begin to slip while Mari’s focus drifts away from her duties at her new job. Mounting pressures at home collide with their new-found desires, thus driving Yolanda and Mari’s relationship to the edge, forcing them to choose between their obligations to others and staying true to each other.

Mosquita & Mari has a runtime of 85 minutes and is not rated.