Monday, April 7, 2014

Breaking Glass Pictures Tabs June 10 As The DVD Debut Date For Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Breaking Glass Pictures announced this past week that writer/director Evgeny Afineevsky’s award-winning comedy, Oy Vey! My Son is Gay!, will be making its DVD debut on June 10.

The film worked the festival circuit during 2009 and 2010 and piled up win after win (Milan International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, New York International Independent Film & Video Festival and more).    

A limited arthouse run followed — the ARR works out to 1,264 days and ticket sales were $89,507 — and then the film dropped, inexplicably, out of sight.

Now, with Breaking Glass Pictures snapping it up (for well-timed reasons), fans can enjoy the film once again on DVD.

Oy Vey (woe), Shirley (Lainie Kazan) and Martin Hirsch (Saul Rubinek) have a problem, their son Nelson is gay!   
DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Of note, John Lloyd Young plays Nelson, he was the Tony Award-winner for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance as Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys in 2006.  Auteur filmmaker Clint Eastwood’s film version of this stage musical, celebrating the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, will open theatrically on June 20. 

Thus, Breaking Glass Pictures is taking full advantage of the buzz surrounding the casting by Eastwood of Nelson as Valli in the film version ... the June 10 street date is perfect!

OK, back to this comedy-of-errors … Rubinek and Kazan get to go full tilt as Jewish parents desperate to keep their son in the closet, but when that doesn’t work, they decide to invite his boyfriend (oy vey, not Jewish), Angelo (Jai Rodriguez) and his parents (Vincent Pastore and Shelly Burch) to dinner!!!  

Bonus features include outtakes and additional scenes, footage from the film’s Montreal premier, audience responses and opening animation.

To download this week's complete edition of the DVD and Blu-ray Release Report:  DVD & Blu-ray Release Report  

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