Dark Star Pictures has acquired North American rights to Orson Oblowitz’ Tarantino-esque crime/drama, The Queen of Hollywood Blvd. Dark Star has set an October theatrical (L.A.) and VOD release for the film, a dark L.A.-set noir exploring the one-day odyssey of a woman’s reckoning. Veteran actress Rosemary Hochschild (Supergirl, Desperately Seeking Susan) plays the lead.
Rothschild stars as a strip club owner who finds herself over her head when a 25 year old debt to the mob comes back to haunt her. The Queen of Hollywood Blvd. premiered at the Boston Underground Film Festival earlier this year. It has been likened to Tarantino crime classics Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown.
Dark Star Pictures President Michael Repsch said:
Director Orson Oblowitz’ feature debut is a wild ride through the underbelly of Los Angeles, blending genres in a shocking fashion and firmly establishing himself as a new promising talent. Playing like a love child of John Waters and Quentin Tarantino, The Queen of Hollywood Blvd. will resonate with audiences for years to come.
Writer/Orson Oblowitz also commented:
We are really excited to have found a home at Dark Star Pictures for The Queen of Hollywood Blvd.. Michael Repsch is a true lover of film, devoted to getting great cinema to the masses and we knew with our movie it needed a distributor that was going to nurture it, as well as help set it apart in a saturated market place, Dark Star is that company.
Playing over the film’s entrancing visuals of L.A. is an electric soundtrack featuring such artists as Jimmy Lee, Lee Williams & The Cymbals, The Lovettes, and Arlando King & The Earthquakes.
The film, also starring Ana Mulvoy Ten, Roger Guenveur Smith, and the late Michael Parks (Kill Bill,) in his final film appearance, has its L.A. premiere this week at Beyond Fest.
The Queen of Hollywood Blvd. theatrical release begins October 12th in Los Angeles; the film will be available On Demand October 16th.
The Queen of Hollywood Blvd. Synopsis:
On her 60th birthday, Mary (Rosemary Hochschild) finds her past coming back to haunt her, as a 25 year old debt means the mob is ready to collect with interest, their sights set on the strip club she has run all her life. There’s only one thing she can do: Mount her defenses and stand her ground in a spiral of violence and revenge that will leave no one in her life untouched.
Rock Hard \m/