Thursday, June 14, 2012

Sprout Film Festival acquires "The Eighth Day" starring actor with Down syndrome, Pascal Duquenne; will be available for purchase through sproutflix

From Sprout Film Festival:

Sprout Film Festival has received the rights to sell the award-winning film, The Eighth Day (Le Huitieme Jour) on sproutflix.  This 1996 feature-length Belgian film tells the story of a chance friendship that develops between a divorced businessman (Daniel Auteuil) and a young man with Down's syndrome (Pascal Duquenne) who ran off from the institution he lives in.
This film was nominated for the Palme d'Or award, the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival. It won the Best Actor award that year, which was given to both lead actors.  This was the first time in the Cannes Film Festival's history that two actors shared this award.  
We are pleased to be able to include this film on sproutflix and I strongly encourage you to see it.  At times deeply poignant, while also brilliantly funny, The Eighth Day (in French with English subtitles) is not to be missed.
We continue to add films and free streams to our sproutflix site.  You can now see a free stream of Sheri and Paul on sproutflix. A couple shares their personal thoughts on love and marriage in this candid and touching portrait. I made this film in 2004 and I’m delighted to announce that they are still together and as happy as ever.

Lastly, the Sprout Touring Film Festival in partnership with The Arc, continues its tour to cities throughout the country and we will be presenting a program of films at The Arc’s upcoming National Convention in Washington, DC on Thursday, October 25, 2012.
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