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Bringing Up Bobby

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“FAMKE JANSSEN… WITH BLUE-CHIP DIRECTORAL DEBUT IN BRINGING UP BOBBY. SENSITIVELY ACTED, CAREFULLY WRITTEN AND DIRECTED WITH HEARTFELT COMPASSION, BRINGING UP BOBBYIS AN IS AN ENGROSSING LITTLE INDEPENDENT FILM. MS. JOVOVICH DISPLAYS SUCH A KEEN AWARENESS OF HER STRENGTHS THAT SHE BRINGS OUT MAGICAL ELEMENTS I NEVER BELIEVED POSSIBLE. SHE MANAGES TO MAKE OLIVE BOTH COLORFUL AND IRRESPONSIBLE, SELF-CENTERED AND BIG-HEARTED, INFURIATING AND SYMPATHETIC, SOMETIMES WITHIN THE SAME SCENE… SHE KEEPS YOU RIVETED… SHE’S IRRESISTIBLE.”
– REX REED, THE NEW YORK OBSERVER

“A TENDER AND POIGNANT STORY, INTELLIGENTLY WRITTEN AND DIRECTED, OF AN UNBREAKABLE LOVE. THIS IS THE BEST PERFORMANCE OF MILLA JOVOVICH’S CAREER.”
– JEFFREY LYONS/LYONS DEN RADIO

“BRINGING UP BOBBY IS A SORT OF CHEEKY, MODERN-DAY PAPER MOON FILLED WITH HUMOR AND CHARM.”
– NICKI RICHESIN, THE HUFFINGTON POST

“JANSSEN’S AFFECTIONATE, ALMOST-1970S-STYLE VIEW OF INNOCENTS-AT-LARGE… EARNS POINTS FOR BEING FROM THE HEART.”
– NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

“BRINGING UP BOBBY IS A RARE AND BEAUTIFUL FILM MADE ALL THE MORE POWERFUL BY A SUPERB CAST, AND FLAWLESS WRITING”
– AMY R HANDLER, FILM THREAT

“4 STARS. IMPRESSIVE”
– INSIDE PULSE

“MILLA JOVOVICH GIVES A TOUCHINGLY NUANCED PERFORMANCE.”
– SHAWN ROBBINS, BOXOFFICE.COM

“THE FILM STARTS OFF AS A BREEZY COMEDY THAT IS BUOYED UP BY THE CONSIDERABLE CHARMS OF JOVOVICH. THEY KEY REASON TO SEE IT IS THE LEAD PERFORMANCE BY JOVOVICH, AN UNDERRATED ACTRESS WHO GETS A CHANCE HERE TO DISPLAY HER COMEDIC AND DRAMATIC TALENTS WHILE SHOWING THAT SHE IS INDEED CAPABLE OF DOING MUCH MORE ONSCREEN THAT LOOKING FABULOUS WHILE KICKING ZOMBIE ASS. IT IS A MUST FOR MILLA FANATICS. ”
– EFILMCRITIC.COM

“BOTH FUNNY AND TOUCHING”
– CONNECT SAVANNAH

“PROBABLY THE BIGGEST FILM OF THE ENTIRE DALLAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. IT IS ONE OF THE STRONGEST PERFORMANCES GIVEN BY MILLA JOVOVICH AND SHOULD HAVE HER IN THE OSCAR RACE FOR 2012.”
– BIG FAN BOY.COM

“AN EXQUISITELY ACTED INDEPENDENT FILM.”
– SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL

“A FANTASTIC INDEPENDENT FILM. THIS IS A POWERFUL MOVIE ABOUT LOVE, FREEDOM AND COMMITMENT. I LOVED THE FILM.”
– THE PENNY ROSE.COM

Directed and Written By:Famke Janssen (Jean Grey from X-Men films, Taken)

Produced By: Famke Janssen and Sofia Sondervan

Starring: Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil, The Three Musketeers), Bill Pullman (Independence Day, Sleepless in Seattle, The Grudge), Marcia Cross (star of “Desperate Housewives”)

In an effort to escape her murky past and build a better future, Olive (Milla Jovovich), a nomadic European con-artist, and her 10-year-old American-born son, Bobby (Spencer List), find themselves living in Oklahoma.

As her top priority, Olive seeks to give Bobby the things she never had. But despite of her efforts (or perhaps because of them) Bobby displays troubling behavior both at his school and in their conservative neighborhood. Things take a turn for the worse after Bobby’s unfortunate “run-in” with the local and wealthy businessman Kent (Bill Pullman), and Olive’s criminal past finally catches up with her, forcing her to make the toughest judgment of all.

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rory cochrane headshot Rory Cochrane

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Biography

Milla Jovovich

Milla Jovovich has successfully established herself as a highly regarded, international model and actress. Jovovich, (pronounced “mee-luh” “yo-vo-vitch”) has transitioned effortlessly to a full time actress, starring in over two dozen filmsmost recently “The Three Musketeers 3D” where she portrays “Milady de Winter.”

Star of the “Resident Evil” franchise, Jovovich reprised her role as “Alice” in the fourth installment of the film. In October 2010, Jovovich starred alongside Robert DeNiro and Edward Norton in “Stone.”In February 2011, Jovovich starred in the Russian language romantic comedy “Vykrutasy,” which opened in Russia at Number 1.

Jovovich recently completed production on two independent films, including “Faces in the Crowd,” and the lead role in “Bringing Up Bobby”.

She was born December 17, 1975 in Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine to father Bogdanovitch Jovovich (Serbian doctor) and mother Galina Loginova Jovovich (Russian actress). In 1981, Milla and her family left the Soviet Union and moved to London, England and then to Sacramento, California, ultimately settling in Los Angeles where at the age of eleven, Jovovich was spotted by photographer Richard Avedon, who featured her in Revlon’s “Most Unforgettable Women in the World” ads. In October 1987, she was on the cover of the Italian fashion magazine Lei, her first of many covers and in 1988, she signed her first professional modeling contract.

Milla’s early modeling led to acting roles, and in 1988 she appeared in her first film role in the romance thriller Two Moon Junction. Her first leading role was in “Return to the Blue Lagoon” in 1991, for which she was nominated for the “Best Young Actress Starring in a Motion Picture” in the 1991 Young Artist Awards. She appeared on some TV shows around this time and also in the films “Kuffs” (1992), “Chaplin” (1992), and “Dazed and Confused” (1993).

Milla’s breakout role was as “Leeloo,” the perfect being in Luc Besson’s “The Fifth Element”(1997). She later starred in several other action movies besides the “Resident Evil” trilogy such as “Ultraviolet” (2006), “A Perfect Getaway” (2009), and “The Fourth Kind” (2009). Milla has also been in several comedies and dramas, including Spike Lee’s “He Got Game” (1998), “The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc” (1999), “The Claim” (2000), “The Million Dollar Hotel” (2000), “Zoolander” (2001).

In 1994, Milla released her critically acclaimed folk album, The Divine Comedy. Inspired by a love of “elves and magic trees,” Milla wrote the lyrics at 15 and recorded the album when she was just 16. “In a Glade” is a beautiful traditional Ukrainian folk song that Milla sings in her native tongue. Milla led a band called Plastic Has Memory which played about a dozen shows in Los Angeles and New York City in 1999. Although Plastic Has Memory never released a record, they did contribute one song, “On the Hill,” to Hollywood Goes Wild, a benefit CD for The Wildlife Waystation. She has also had songs on several albums.

Milla is an ambassador for amfAR (The Foundation for AIDS Research) and also supports several other charities, including OCRF (Ovarian Cancer Research Fund), The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, Wildlands Project, and UNESCO World Heritage Centre.

When she is not in production, Milla resides in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter, Ever.

Biography

Spencer List

Spencer List stars as the title role in Famke Janssen’s directorial debut BRINGING UP BOBBY, in which he co-stars opposite Milla Jovovich, Bill Pullman and Marcia Cross. He also co-starred in the indie horror FORECLOSURE, opposite Michael Imperioli and Wendell Pierce, and starred opposite his twin sister and fellow thesp Peyton List in the indie horror thriller BEREAVEMENT.

On the small screen, Spencer has guest-starred on such hit series as CBS’ CSI: MIAMI, 20th Century Fox’s FRINGE, NBC’s LAW & ORDER: SVU, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE and ABC’s ONE LIFE TO LIVE.

Spencer is also a “StarPower Ambassador” for the Starlight Children’s Foundation.

Biography

Rory Cochrane

Rory Cochrane was born in New York and spent much of his childhood in England. He eventually returned to New York City to study at the La Guardia High School of Performing Arts.

Rory’s first performance was playing Jeff Goldblum’s son in the well-received film, FATHERS AND SONS. He soon followed this up with a stand-out performance in Richard Linklater’s film classic, DAZED AND CONFUSED as ‘Slater’, the young comedic stoner. After this breakthrough performance, Rory created another tour-de-force role as a crazed tattooed killer in LOVE AND A .45 opposite Rene Zelwegger, and the following year starred as ‘Lucas’ in the cult classic EMPIRE RECORDS opposite Liv Tyler.

Other notable films followed including; THE LOW LIFE and DOGTOWN for director George Hickenlooper, Art Linson’s SUNSET STRIP, Joel Schumacher’s FLAWLESS opposite Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Robert De Niro, HART’S WAR opposite Colin Farrell and Bruce Willis, and THE PRIME GIG opposite Vince Vaughn and Ed Harris. On television, Rory played the lead character ‘Tim Speedle’ opposite David Caruso for two years in the #1 rated CBS show CSI: MIAMI. Rory followed this up with a critically lauded performance in THE COMPANY produced by Ridley Scott for TNT. He played the double spy ‘Yevgeny’ opposite Chris O’Donnell and Michael Keaton.

Rory gave an intense performance in the indie thriller RIGHT AT YOUR DOOR opposite Mary McCormick for director Chris Gorak, and later that year re-teamed with director Richard Linklater on the acclaimed A SCANNER DARKLY playing the lead role of ‘Charles Freck’ opposite Robert Downey, Jr.

Recently, Rory starred opposite Johnny Depp in Michael Mann’s PUBLIC ENEMIES as ‘Carter Baum’, charged with taking down the infamous outlaw, as well as in the Fox series ‘24’ opposite Kiefer Sutherland and Jon Voight.

Rory will next be seen in PASSION PLAY opposite Mickey Rourke and Megan Fox, as well as the upcoming film BRINGING UP BOBBY opposite Milla Jovovich and directed by Famke Janssen.

Biography

Bill Pullman

Bill Pullman started acting professionally in New York theater in 1983, and shortly after began hisfilm career which currently spans nearly fifty features. His movie work includes blockbustercomedies (Ruthless People, Spaceballs, Casper), dramas (The Serpent and the Rainbow, The Accidental Tourist, Igby Goes Down), romantic comedies (Sleepless in Seattle, While You Were Sleeping), action (Independence Day), thrillers (Malice), westerns (The Virginian, Wyatt Earp), film noir (The Last Seduction, Lost Highway, The Zero Effect), and horror (The Grudge). More recent films include: Killer Inside Me (with Casey Affleck), Rio Sex Comedy (with Irene Jacob and Charlotte Rampling), Bottle Shock (with Alan Rickman), Phoebe in Wonderland (with Elle Fanning and Felicity Huffman), Surveillance (with Julia Ormond) and Your Name Here (a fantasia on the last days of author Philip K. Dick). His theater work includes acting in the Broadway revival of David Mamet’s Oleanna opposite Julia Stiles, the Broadway world premiere of Edward Albee’s The Goat (Drama Desk nomination), and Albee’s most recent production Peter & Jerry (Drama Desk nomination), as well as productions of new plays by Beth Henley (with Holly Hunter) and Thomas Babe (with Tom Waits).

Bill directed for the anthology TV series Night Visions, and directed and produced the TNT movie The Virginian (Wrangler Award/Best Picture, 2000). He also starred in a television mini-series for NBC Revelations and HBO’s Too Big To Fail for director Curtis Hanson, which will premiere on the pay cabler on May 23. He is currently in production on the highly anticipated series Torchwood for the Starz network.

Bill has been an “Ambassador” for the MS Society since 1998, serves on the board of Cornerstone Theater Company (using theater collaborations to engage the issues of underserved communities), and has helped facilitate health programs in his hometown of Hornell, New York where his father practiced medicine.

Bill received a BA from the State University College at Oneonta, and an MFA in Theater Directing from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He taught in the Theater Department at Montana State University in Bozeman for two years before heading to New York.

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Dates and Locations

ARIZONA

KANSAS

Friday, October 19th, 2012
Shea 14
7354 E. Shea Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ
(480) 948-6555
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Tuesday, November 27th, 2012
Mary D. Fisher Theatre
2030 W. State Route 89A, Suite A-3
Sedona, AZ
WEBSITE

CALIFORNIA

Friday, October 12th, 2012
The Osio Cinemas
350 Alvarado St
Monterey, CA
(831) 644-8171
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Friday, October 19th, 2012
Gaslamp 15
701 5th Avenue
San Diego, CA
(619) 232-0401
WEBSITE

COLORADO

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012
Durango Stadium 9
900 Translux Drive
Durango, CO
(970) 247-9799
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CONNECTICUT

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012
Bijou Theatre
275 Fairfield Ave
Bridgeport, CT
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DELAWARE

Friday, October 12th, 2012
Theatre N at Nemours
11th & Tatnall Streets
Wilmington, DE
(302) 571-4699
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FLORIDA

Friday, October 26th, 2012
Mos’Art Theatre
700 Park Ave
Lake Park , FL
(561) 337-6763
WEBSITE

Friday, October 19th, 2012
Polk Theatre
121 South Florida Avenue
Lakeland, Florida 33801
863-682-8227
WEBSITE

Friday, October 19th, 2012
Cinematique Theater
242 South Beach St.
Daytona Beach, FL
(386)-871-7873
WEBSITE

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013
Brown Grand Theatre
310 West 6th Street
Concordia, KS
(785) 243-2553
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MASSACHUSETTS

Saturday, November 3, 2012
Cape Anne Community Cinema
21 Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 282-1988
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MICHIGAN

Friday, October 12th, 2012
Emagine Novi
44425 West Twelve Mile Road
Novi, MI
(888) 319-3456
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NEW MEXICO

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012
Allen Theatres Cineport 10
700 S Telshor Blvd
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 521-9360
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NEW YORK

Friday, September 28, 2012
Beekman Theatre
1271 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10065
212-585-4141
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OKLAHOMA

Friday, October 26th, 2012
Buffalo Theatre
117 North Hoy
Buffalo, OK
(888) 392-8332
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Friday, October 26th, 2012
Oklahoma City Museum of Art-
The Noble Theater
415 Couch Drive
Oklahoma City , OK
(405) 236-3100 x 211
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VERMONT

Friday, November 16th, 2012
Catamount Arts Center
115 Eastern Avenue
St. Johnsbury, VT
(802) 748-2600
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