A Japanese crime novelist and a small town sheriff are lured into the same strange murder mystery in director Dave Boyle's engrossing, cross-cultural neo-noir Man From Reno, starring Ayako Fujitani, Pepe Serna and Kazuki Kitamura. The critically acclaimed film opens in New York and Los Angeles on Friday, March 27.
The film is a bit of a departure from Dave's previous work, which include the wacky comedy White On Rice and the black-and-white musical road comedies Surrogate Valentine and Daylight Savings. Here, he jumps genres, taking a completely different turn into moody Hitchcockian suspense, while stay true to his idiosyncratic voice.
It's a damn great movie. In celebration of the upcoming theatrical release, we're proud to present the exclusive premiere of this tribute poster for Man From Reno, designed by Brian Kobashikawa. Check it out:
Brian, a San Francisco-based designer and illustrator, did all of the design work for Surrogate Valentine and Daylight Savings, as well as Goh Nakamura's album Ulysses. Dave said he wanted the tribute poster to match the "cute but creepy" tone of Man From Reno's mystery novel vibe.
"The heroine of the film is Aki Akahori, a mystery novelist who writes these kind of cutesy and charming books. While the official theatrical poster for Man from Reno is appropriately thriller-esque, I was keen to try something that captured the weird "cute but creepy" tone of the movie. So I was really stoked when Brian said he wanted to run wild with it. The result looks like a battered old paperback -- something that might be right at home with Aki's books."
In cast you missed it, here's the Man From Reno trailer:
Man From Reno opens in New York and Los Angeles on March 27, then expands to other select cities in the following weeks. Here's the schedule:
March 27 - New York, NY – E-Walk Stadium 13 & RPX
March 27 - Los Angeles, CA – Laemmle’s Playhouse 7
March 27 - West Los Angeles, CA - Laemmle’s Royal
March 27 - Philadelphia, PA – The Roxy Theatre
April 3 - Torrance, CA – AMC Rolling Hills 20
April 3 - Irvine, CA – Edwards University Town Center 6
April 3, - Chicago, IL - Gene Siskel Film Center
April 10 - San Francisco, CA – Sundance Kabuki Theatre
April 17 - Washington D.C. – Angelika Theatre
April 17 - Chicago - Facets
April 17 - Portland, OR – Regal Fox Tower 10
April 24 - Honolulu, HI – Kahala 8
April 24 - San Diego, CA – Digital Gym
April 30 - Seattle, WA – Northwest Film Forum
May 1 - Lowell, MA - The Luna Theatre
May 8 - Amherst, NY - The Screening Room
May 22 - Columbus, OH – Gateway Film Center
For more info about the film, head over to the Man From Reno website and follow updates on Facebook.