Golden Age of Hollywood Reborn in the Heartland

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America's fascination with Hollywood that began in the 1930's with the advent of "the movie star" is still alive, despite the fact that studio films now look more like video games and comic books. But one independent production company in Los Angeles has proposed to bring back Hollywood's Golden Age, and is taking this message to Main Street, USA. On May 4, 2009, Imperia Entertainment's (Pink Sheets: IMPN) award winning independent film, "Say it in Russian" will open in 100 cities across the Midwest and South as part of Carmike Cinemas and Dalton Pictures & Entertainment's Independent Film Series. The company has revamped its web site for the picture at and has cut new 30 second teaser and 60 second trailer for the production.

"We shot a beautiful motion picture," said Director Jeff Celentano. "And it reminds people of the films that Hollywood became famous for," he added. It should, because the film also has Faye Dunaway, the academy award winning Hollywood icon of the 60's and 70's. "We have Faye, we have renowned British actor Steven Berkoff, and the icon of Soviet Cinema, Oleg Vidov. But we also have the movie stars of tomorrow," said Kenneth Eade, Executive Producer.

Imperia Entertainment intends to bring their stars to Gala 1930's style red carpet premieres with all the bells and whistles in select cities to kick off the theatrical release, with 1970's ticket prices. The cost of a ticket is only $5. "We want people to dress up in their Hollywood best to celebrate a return to cinematic values," said Eade. "And we promise there will be no 21st Century disappointments." The red carpet will be open to anyone arriving in an antique car or dressed in a Hollywood era costume. And awards for the best costumes will be given to one "Mr. Hollywood" and "Miss Hollywood" at each venue after each showing. The stars of the film will be available to sign autographs, and speak to the public in a Q&A session. So far, red carpet premieres have been scheduled in Huntsville, Chattanooga, Johnson City, Greensboro, and Raleigh for the week of April 22 through the 26th.

Filmed in Paris, Moscow and Los Angeles, with award winning exceptional cinematography and a fully orchestrated original score by Russian Superstar Igor Nikolaev, "Say it in Russian" stars Russian actress Agata Gotova, in the lead role of the film as Daria Larina, the daughter of a rich Russian mafia oligarch played by Serbian actor Rade Serbedzija (Snatch, Shooter). Gotova's character falls in love with the American Andrew Lamont, played by actor Steven Brand (The Scorpion King,) but Andrew soon finds on a visit to Moscow that he is involved with a family that is more complicated and dangerous than he ever imagined. Academy Award Winner Faye Dunaway plays the role of Jacqueline, a Paris socialite who acts as the matchmaker for Andrew and Daria.

"Say it in Russian" is the official selection for the 2009 Omaha Film Festival, the 2008 Geneva Film Festival, and the 2008 Other Venice Film Festival, the Winner of the Gold Palm Award for Best Feature Film and Gold Kahuna Award from the 2009 Honolulu International Film Festival, the Winner of Best Actress-Agata Gotova, from the 2009 Honolulu International Film Festival, the winner of Best Big Budget Film from the Myrtle Beach International Film Festival, the winner of a Silver World Medal from the New York Festivals 2009 International Film and Video Awards, the Winner of Best in Show from The Indie Distribution Fest, as well as the winner of The Indie Fest's Award of Excellence in Cinematography and Award of Merit for Actor Rade Serbedzija.

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