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#1 of 1 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted September 03 2012 - 10:28 PM

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Samuel L. Jackson Gives a Moving, Powerhouse Performance as an

Ex-Con Trying to Go Straight in a Twist-Filled Crime Drama

Arriving on Blu-ray and DVD on September 25, 2012

"A rock solid Samuel L. Jackson adeptly anchors the twists and turns of this noir crime thriller."

- The Hollywood Reporter

Samuel L. Jackson gives one of the most moving and surprising performances of his distinguished career in THE SAMARITAN, a crime saga about an ex-con trying desperately to get his life back together. The modern-day noir thriller comes to high-definition Blu-ray and DVD from IFC Films September 25, 2012, with SRPs, respectively, of $29.98 and $24.98.

After twenty-five years in prison for killing his partner in crime, mournful con man Foley (Samuel L. Jackson, The Aveng

ers, Pulp Fiction, Snakes on a Plane) is finished with the grifter's life. When he meets a beautiful yet damaged and mysterious young woman named Iris (Ruth Negga, Steve McQueen's upcoming Twelve Years a Slave), the possibility of a new start looks real. But his past is proving to be a stubborn companion: Ethan (Luke Kirby, Take This Waltz, Tell Me You Love Me), the headstrong son of Foley's former partner, has come up with an ingenious plan for a score involving his mobster boss and he wants Foley in on it.

Can Foley trust this bitter young man who may have scores to settle? And what is the dark secret that the enigmatic Iris carries with her?

The harder Foley tries to escape his past, the tighter he is ensnared in Ethan's web of deception, until it becomes all too clear to Foley that some wrongs can never be made right and that maybe the ultimate con man is being conned. THE SAMARITAN shows how redemption often comes at a dangerously high price.

The Hollywood Reporter's Michael Rechtshaffen called the movie "a gritty serving of pulp fiction masterfully perpetrated by Samuel L. Jackson."

Directed by David Weaver and written by Weaver and Elan Mastai (Alone in the Dark), THE SAMARITAN, an IFC Films theatrical release, features a topflight cast including Tom Wilkinson (The Lone Ranger, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Deborah Kara Unger (88 Minutes, Silent Hill, The Game) and Gil Bellows (The Shawshank Redemption).

About IFC Entertainment

A leader in the independent film industry, IFC Entertainment consists of multiple brands that are devoted to bringing the best of specialty films to the largest possible audience: IFC Films, Festival Direct, IFC Productions, and the IFC Center. IFC Films is a leading distributor of independent film. Its unique day and date distribution model, 'IFC In Theaters,' makes independent films available to a national audience by releasing them simultaneously in theaters as well as on cable's On Demand platform and through Pay-Per-View, reaching 50 million homes. 'IFC Festival Direct' features a wide selection of titles acquired from major international film festivals and offers them exclusively through Video on Demand. IFC Productions is a feature film production company that provides financing for select independent film projects. IFC Center is a three screen, state-of-the-art cinema with luxurious seating and HD digital and 35mm projection that shows art-house films in the heart of New York's Greenwich Village. IFC Entertainment's companies are subsidiaries of Rainbow Media Holdings LLC.

Ronald J Epstein
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