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SONY PICTURES CLASSICS TO OPEN STILL ALICE IN DECEMBER FOR A YEAR-END AWARDS QUALIFYING RUN


 

NEW YORK (September 26, 2014)– Sony Pictures Classics announced today they will open STILL ALICE in New York and Los Angeles in December for a one-week year-end awards qualifying run, with a regular film release to follow on January 16. The film reunites Co-Directors and Co-Writers Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland (THE LAST OF ROBIN HOOD) with Sony Pictures Classics, who worked together on QUINCEANERA. Based on the novel by Lisa Genova, STILL ALICE, a BSM Studio Presentation, is produced by Lex Lutzus, James Brown and Pamela Koffler and executive produced by Marie Savare, Christine Vachon of Killer Films, Maria Shriver, Emilie Georges, Nicholas Shumaker, Celine Rattray and Trudie Styler.

Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease, Alice and her family find their bonds thoroughly tested. Her struggle to stay connected to who she once was is frightening, heartbreaking, and inspiring.

The film premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and will close the 2014 Hamptons International Film Festival on October 13.