Raúl Castillo will be storming into select theaters soon…
Juno Films has acquired the distribution rights to the experimental drama The Same Storm, starring the 44-year-old Latino actor.
From writer-director Peter Hedges, the project was filmed during the height of the COVID pandemic using cell phones and laptops.
The Same Storm invites viewers into the lives of 24 characters as they navigate the spring and summer of 2020. With lockdowns, the Black Lives Matter movement and the looming 2020 election as key backdrops, the film explores the importance of human connection, family and love during a time when all of that seemed out of reach.
The film also stars Sandra Oh, Mary-Louise Parker, Elaine May, Moses Ingram and Noma Duzemweni.
“Peter Hedges’ film The Same Storm captures a period that bound us together through uncertainty, anxiety and fatigue while keeping us physically apart from family, loved ones and friends,” said Juno Films CEO, Elizabeth Sheldon. “The performances from the all-star cast allow viewers to laugh at our collective experience, to cry for our losses, and to remember what it felt like during those dark days when despite the risk we came together for Black Lives Matter, comforted those who suffered loss, and relied on the kindness of strangers and the love of family.”
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Elizabeth Sheldon and Juno Films,” added Hedges. “The Same Storm was made with a whole lot of love during a fraught and challenging time. The ferocity and generosity of our extraordinary cast and crew fill every on-screen moment. I couldn’t be more proud of and grateful for everyone who helped make this possible.”
It made its world premiere at the 2021 Telluride Film Festival.
The film is presented by Evenstar Films in association with Straight Up Technologies and Home Plate Pictures.
Juno Films will distribute the film in the U.S., Canada and the UK.
The Same Storm will open at the Quad Cinema in NYC and the Laemmle Santa Monica on October 14.