As indie filmmakers continue to try new ways to get their films out–with or without conventional distribution– Five Star Day, an astrology-themed feature that overemphasizes the significance of place and time, premiered Wednesday November 2 day-and-date in movie theaters and Facebook. Gravitas Ventures and Breaking Glass Pictures claim that it’s the first film to open simultaneously on both silver and laptop screens. At the same time that the film is available on Facebook — $7 gets you access to the film for 48 hours–it will continue to roll out in theaters across the country.
One month ago, the low-budget horror film The Perfect House premiered on the social network, but after a thirty-city tour. The Five Star Day trailer is below.
Danny Buday’s debut film, Five Star Day stars Cam Gigandet (The Twilight Saga, Easy A) and Jena Malone (Sucker Punch, Donnie Darko). The movie explores themes of spirituality and self-improvement, fate and fortune — a high-concept attempt for which the stars don’t quite align.