This past October, Kino Lorber picked up the distribution rights to Oren Shai’s debut feature film “The Frontier,” a noir western about a drifter who starts working at a diner on the outskirts of Phoenix only to discover its inhabitants are all accomplices in a million-dollar heist. She soon plans to steal the cash for herself. The film stars Jocelin Donahue (“The House of the Devil”), Kelly Lynch (“Drugstore Cowboy”), Jim Beaver (“Deadwood”), Izabella Miko (“Step Up All In”), Jamie Harris (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D”); AJ Bowen (“The Sacrament”), and Liam Aiken (“Ned Rifle”). Now, the film is available on VOD and digital platforms. Watch two exclusive clips from the film below.
“With ‘The Frontier’ I wanted to capture the feeling of reading an old vintage paperback,” says Shai. “Highly stylized, yet gritty – the pages disintegrating in your hands as you flip through them ravenously. Many talented individuals shed their blood sweat and tears in crafting ‘The Frontier,’ and it’s a dream come true to have audiences discover it. I’m moved and thrilled by the release Kino Lorber put together.”
Israeli-born director Oren Shai’s short films played festivals across the world and garnered praise by IndieWire, USA Today and Film Threat. His writing has appeared in film publications in the United States, Israel, Italy and Spain.
“The Frontier” first premiered at last year’s SXSW Festival. It is currently available for rent and purchase at iTunes, Amazon and Google Play from Kino Lorber. The Blu-ray will be available on December 6 and can be pre-ordered at Amazon now. It’s also screening in Los Angeles at the American Cinematheque Theater tomorrow night at 10 p.m. PT, and tickets are still available.