To Leslie by Andrea Riseborough hits theaters

Andrea Riseborough
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Next Andrea Riseboroughit’s shocking Oscar nomination for his performance in To Leslie, which originally grossed $27,000 on its quiet theatrical release last fall, the film will return to theaters now that there’s renewed interest in the project. According to The Hollywood Reporter, it will be re-released in “approximately six” locations across North America, followed by other cinemas in the UK.

While top Oscar contenders typically promote their work for months ahead of awards season, the original Englishman birdman The actor only started campaigning a few weeks ago, just as voting for the nominations began. Word of mouth support and social posts from Hollywood stars such as Jennifer AnistonCourteney Cox, Minnie Driver and Demi Moore appeared overnight, and it was enough to score Riseborough a spot in yesterday’s announcement of this year’s nominees. To LeslieRecognition may be a win for low-key releases that don’t have huge rewards budgets behind them, but the campaign has also come under fire for seemingly interfering with Viola Davis and Danielle Deadwyler‘s chances of making the cut.

Directed by Michael Morris, To Leslie follows Riseborough as a single Texas mother and former lottery winner struggling to reconnect with her son. The film was distributed by Momentum Pictures, which co-starred Marc Maron slammed for “gross incompetence” by playing the rewards game. (In the Infinite Multiverse, somewhere there’s a timeline where Gwyneth Paltrow and Edward Norton have come together to get Place Aubrey Oscar nomination for Black bear.)

While The Hollywood Reporter does not mention where the handful of theaters To Leslie is being re-released in are, more people will soon be able to decide for themselves whether it’s a little movie with a giant heart on the big screen.

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