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:: Spotlight :: Critically acclaimed The Motel Life now available on YEKRA Digital VOD

By: Carmine Pascuzzi

The Motel Life, basedon Willy Vlautin’s award-winning novel of the same name, is a gripping examination of brotherhood set in the timeless Sierra Nevadan frontier. The film stars Emile Hirsch, Stephen Dorff, Dakota Fanning, Kris Kristofferson, Joshua Leonard, and Noah Harpster; and is directed by Alan and Gabe Polsky.

Frank (Hirsch) and Jerry Lee (Dorff), are brothers who get by on wit, stories and imagination. When Jerry Lee is involved in an accident, they are forced to flee the state. Living the lives of outlaws, theirinstability and guilt threaten their future.

This directorial debut from real-life brothers Gabe and Alan Polsky is largely about using one’simagination to escape reality, and the filmmakers wanted to make the experience interactive. With a hashtag contest that spanned five social media networks, they collected stories from fans to include as downloadable extras.

Hailed as a “Touchingstorywith great performances” by Sofia Coppola and “Striking, tinged with humour and heartbreak” by Rolling Stone, the film is available on YEKRA, which offers a percentage of every sale to affiliates who share the film with family, friends and online audiences.
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