HOOPLA FEATURES ALAN RUDOLPH’S ‘RAY MEETS HELEN’ ON THEIR “ROMANTIC COMEDIES” COLLECTION

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Indulge on Alan Rudolph’s late romcom ‘RAY MEETS HELEN’ on Hoopla from September 25th – October 8th.

Los Angeles, CA (September 25, 2018) – TRICAOST ENTERTAINMENT – Director Alan Rudolph has returned to Hollywood with the late romcom ‘RAY MEETS HELEN’ featuring Keith Carradine and Sondra Locke.

After a 15-year hiatus from Hollywood’s silver screen, the longtime director of Choose Me (1984) and Afterglow, Alan Rudolph, has returned with RAY MEETS HELEN. As an old-fashioned, comedy-drama full of mistaken identities, love triangles and lost dreams, watch RAY MEETS HELEN on Hoopla’s “Romantic Comedies” collection here: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12048125.

Starring Academy Award and Golden Globe winner, Keith Carradine, and Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee, Sondra Locke, RAY MEETS HELEN follows Ray (Carradine) and Helen (Locke) separately, both stalled in their middle aged years haunted by their failed and missed opportunities. Both hampered by life’s material challenges – Ray is divorced and struggling at an insurance company, while Helen is a bankrupt California farmer seeking for a bank loan. With a dash of good luck, the characters are suddenly blessed with the good luck of endless free money, allowing the two enjoy their newly improved lives. But, when Ray and Helen unexpectedly cross paths, both fall for the other’s “new” enhanced, persona, fulfilling the large void of loneliness and irrelevancy of old-age love.

“Ray Meets Helen is Alan Rudolph’s comeback. After 16 years, his vision of all-American eccentricity makes you believe that different personalities (loners Keith Carradine and Sondra Locke) can find emotional harmony. A love story that is also a vision of national hope,” summarized The National Review.

However, life’s ability to strip away their newly adopted, external trappings have Ray and Helen, hand-in-hand, falling in love with the other’s true selves. Brought together by destiny, Ray and Helen embark on a love-lost journey of a lifetime. “This effortless, unassuming empathy characterizes the film as a whole: delicate, immensely strange, but filled with a singular Rudolphian magic.” – The Film Stage.

Alongside Keith Carradine and Sondra Locke, RAY MEETS HELEN stars Academy Award nominee, Jennifer Tilly (Liar Liar, Seed of Chucky), Samantha Mathis (American Psycho, Little Women) and Keith David, RAY MEETS HELEN was selected as a NYT Critics Pick. As a great romantic, Rudolph’s film leaves residues of sentimentality, a longing for companionship, and just how fragile love can be.

Watch Hoopla’s exclusive showing of RAY MEETS HELEN on their collection of “Romantic Comedies” beginning September 25th – October 8th. See the collection here: https://www.hoopladigital.com/collection/4514.

Producers for RAY MEETS HELEN are Ernst “Etchie” Stroh of Moonstone Entertainment, who also produced Rudolph’s Academy Award-nominated feature, Afterglow, and Steven J. Wolfe (500 Days of Summer) of Sneak Preview Entertainment, withLesley Ann Warren, Keith Carradine and Sondra Locke as executive producers. For more information about RAY MEETS HELEN, please visit: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5813010/.

RAY MEETS HELEN (2017, 100 min.) Directed and written by Alan Rudolph. Editor: Jason Erickson. Cinematography: Spencer Hutchins. Original Music: Shahar Stroh. US, English. Moonstone Entertainment, TriCoast Entertainment.

PRODUCTION COMPANY: Moonstone Entertainment – Moonstone Entertainment is a production, financing and distribution company for theatrical quality films. Moonstone’s Etchie Stroh has produced feature films for a number of internationally renowned filmmakers, including Robert Altman (Cookie’s Fortune), Michael Radford (Dancing At The Blue Iguana), Mike Figgis (Hotel), and Palm d’Or winner Chen Kaige (The Promise).

About TriCoast Entertainment: A new home for story-driven American films, TriCoast Entertainment is a full service media company that creates, produces, manages and distributes unique and unusual entertainment. Bringing together filmmakers, distributors, financiers, and technologists, TriCoast Entertainment embraces change by redefining the production and distribution model for indie filmmakers, providing them with low cost tools, financing, and worldwide theatrical and digital distribution, along with market feedback and storytelling opportunities. Founded by CEOs: Strathford Hamilton and Marcy Levitas Hamilton.

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