Chalk this one up as a victory for film! Dennis Hauck’s feature directorial debut “Too Late,” starring Academy Award nominee John Hawkes, is set to be released in theaters this spring exclusively on 35mm. The crime drama sees Hawkes as a troubled private eye who gets entangled with a missing woman he is hired to find.
Filmed in the 35mm Techniscope format, “Too Late” takes place over five acts, each filmed with a single 20-minute uncut shot. In a time when straight-to-VOD and digital theatrical exhibition reigns supreme, the defiant filmmakers and distributors of “Too Late” have partnered with Michael Tuckman’s mTuckman Media and Alamo Drafthouse cinemas to ensure that the film be seen as intended.
“We made this movie to be seen on the big screen, with an audience, and yes, on 35mm,” said Hauck. “Home video, streaming, and VOD are all great, but that’s the afterlife of a film. Regardless of whatever the current distribution fads may be, we’re excited to give ‘Too Late’ the theatrical life we always envisioned for it.”
“We have always believed that movie theaters should be in service of the visionaries who create the stories and experiences for which they charge,” added Alamo Drafthouse founder and CEO Tim League. “We were excited to present Dennis Hauck’s ‘Too Late’ in 35mm at this year’s Fantastic Fest where it wowed audiences and commanded multiple encore screenings. We’re now proud to support the 35mm-only release of ‘Too Late’ in Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas across the country this spring and encourage other theaters still fighting the good fight for 35mm to join in.”
“Too Late” will be released in Los Angeles on March 18 and New York on March 25 before expanding to 35mm-equipped Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas nationwide.