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In this unique cinematic experiment from acclaimed director Steven Soderbergh, an unlikely love triangle is born at a doll factory in a small midwestern town fallen on hard times. Lonely and isolated, long time employees Martha and Kyle have become friends by default in spite of their drastic age difference, but their dynamic is upset by the arrival of a new worker: young, attractive single mother Rose. As Martha grows increasingly wary about Rose’s dubious character, she discovers Kyle and Rose developing a relationship of their own.

One morning, Rose is found dead, strangled in her own home. An investigation begins, one that will call into question our established assumptions about these characters and life in their small town. Featuring a cast of non-professional actors from the Ohio location, Soderbergh brings this tragic story of characters striving to establish and maintain meaningful connections to life with startling realism.

Bubble is the first of six films Steven Soderbergh is directing for HDNet Films that will be shot in high-definition and released simultaneously in theaters, on DVD and on cable television. Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban are experimenting with this day-and-date model utilizing various media properties they own, with a goal of giving consumers a choice of how, when and where they wish to see a movie.

The first film of the group, Bubble, will open in theatres across the country on January 27 and will be shown digitally in Landmark Theatres where available. On the same night, HDNet Movies will show the television premiere of Bubble twice, at 9:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. EST. Magnolia Home Entertainment will release the DVD through retail outlets on Tuesday, January 31, immediately following the theatrical release, as Tuesday is the standard release day for DVDs throughout the retail market. For the first time, consumers will truly have their choice of how they want to watch a new film.

PRODUCTION TEAM

Director - Steven Soderbergh
Screenplay - Coleman Hough
Producer - Gregory Jacobs
Executive Producers - Todd Wagner, Mark Cuban, Jason Kliot
Director of Photography - Peter Andrews
Editor - Mary Ann Bernard
Sound - Dennis Towns
Casting - Carmen Cuba

CAST

Martha - Debbie Doebereiner
Kyle - Dustin James Ashley
Rose - Misty Dawn Wilkins
Martha’s Dad - Omar Cowan
Kyle’s Mother - Laurie Lee
Pastor - David Hubbard
Jake - Kyle Smith
Detective Don - Decker Moody
Pawn Shop Owner - Steve Deem
Doctor A. - Paul Brooks, Jr.
Factory Supervisor - Daniel R. Christian
CSI - Ross Clegg
Officer Davis - Thomas R. Davis
Officer Williams - Terrence V. Williams II
Officer Smeeks - Scott Smeeks
Shop Owner - Lenora K. Hornbeck
Hairdresser - Katherine Beaumier
Nail Shop Owner - Dawn Hall
Martha’s Niece - Joyce Brookhart
Waitress - Amanda Massey
Officer Anderson - Adam C. Anderson
Officer Morris - Jeffrey R. Morris

 

‘TWO THUMBS WAY UP. This film is a masterpiece.” – Ebert & Roeper

“THIS IS A FASCINATING DRAMA FOR RIGHT NOW. Soderbergh’s most radical and invigorating experiment yet. “Bubble’ marks a grand beginning to his 6 planned HDNet films.” – Richard Corliss, Time Magazine

“GRADE A! A DEVIOUS AND FASCINATING FEATURE. Bubble seems to have emerged from an America that the movies usually leave out. The acting is powerful enough to shame many of the performances in Hollywood movies. Every last one of them is terrific.” – Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

“ABSORBING AND UNNERVING. It represents an admirable attempt to shake off standard Hollywood clichés about provincial American life. Steven Soderbergh proves himself once again to be among the most restless and inventive American filmmakers working today.” – A.O. Scott, New York Times

“POTENT, PROVOCATIVE AND POWERFULLY RESONANT. Soderbergh’s guiding intelligence is apparent in every minute of the film. A tense and terrific psychological thriller.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

“**** ENTHRALLING. Everything about the film is daring and innovative. The movie feels so real a hush falls over the audience.” - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“IT’S RIVETING. A haunting film, made all the more intriguing by the use of ordinary people in the roles.” – Claudia Puig, USA Today

“Soderbergh’s best work since ‘Traffic’.” – Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle

“A strangely haunting slice of heartland noir.” – William Arnold, Seattle Post-Intelligencer

“A high-contrast achievement of great rigor and clear-eyed melancholy.” – Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

“IF WE SEE ANOTHER MOVIE THIS GOOD IN 2006, WE’LL BE GRATEFUL. Soderbergh has redefined cinematic realism with this enthralling minimalist crime melodrama.” – Cliff Doerksen, Time Out Chicago







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