Giveaway: Win Oscar-Nominee 20TH CENTURY WOMEN on Blu-ray

Update: This giveaway is now over. Thanks to all of the wonderful submissions. The winners have been emailed. 

Soon, Mike Mills' Best Original Screenplay Oscar-nominee 20th Century Women will release on Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD, and we want you to have it.

The motif of 20th Century Women is what Hollywood lacks indefinitely: the acknowledgment of women and their hard work. It's a profound lesson about understanding a woman and suggests why men just don't understand them. During a powerful scene when Annette Benning's single mother Dorothea is talking to her teen angst son Jamie (Lucas Jade Zumann), she tells him, "Men always feel like they have to fix things for women or they're not doing anything. Just be there." Just. Be. There. 

If you're a movie buff, some of these tidbits are going to be common knowledge, but they are all incredible facts about huge footprints women have made in Hollywood that all need to know: Kathryn Bigelow became the first female to win Best Director for The Hurt Locker in 2009; Alice Guy-Blaché made the first narrative feature film called La Fée aux Choux in 1896; Wadja director Haifaa Al-Mansour was not allowed to speak to most of her male crew because of asinine Saudi Arabia restrictions -- she directed most of the film in a van streets away with only a monitor and walkie talkie; Wadja ended up on several Best of lists for many prominent film critics in 2012. (Mine included, but I do not claim to be prominent, I just like to write about movies.); and all of you Tarantino fans out there wouldn't love this man's movies as much as you do if it weren't for the woman who put six together and made them look as cool as they do, the late Sally Menke. 

These are just a few examples of the significant impact several women have made in the film industry. It's slack-jawing they still have to fight for jobs and equal pay.

This circles back to 20th Century Women, a film about independence, kicking ass, and not letting anyone stop you, despite often venomous roadblocks.

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We' ve teamed up with A24 to give five of our readers a chance to win a Blu-ray and 2017 calendar of 20th Century Women. For this giveaway, we want it to be special. To enter, in the form below, tell us about a woman in your life who's inspired you to be better and work harder. Tell us who she is and why she's such an inspiration. We will read every single one and pick our five favorites, even though they will all be very good. 

I'll start.

The young lady who has inspired me is my mother. When I quit college during my second attempt to finish so I could pursue a career in film journalism (that took me far and right to this very article), she's the only one who supported my decision. I was called an idiot by a lot of people close to me for dropping out, and she was with me every step of the way. Her support took me to Sundance, Cannes, TIFF, and I got to interview two of my Hollywood superheroes, the late Philip Seymour Hoffman and Jean-Claude Van Damme, among many other achievments. (Now those goons are telling me how proud they are, and blah blah blah.)

My mom supported, rooted, and made me believe I could take my writing far, and I did -- I now have a career as a writer, I'm working on two books, and a few of my short fiction stories have been published. I would not have gone as far as I have if it weren't for her love and support. (I did go back to college and finish, and she supported me financially, mentally, and put a roof over my head until I got back on my feet to live and act like an adult again.) 

When I made bad decisions (a reoccurring theme in my past life), wrecked myself and hurt others because I was hurting, she never abandoned me. Not once. She's always offered support, regardless of my often poor attitude.

What makes her and my story so inspiring is the fact that she's been fighting her own wars her whole life while taking care of me and my sister. She battles a lot of obstacles daily, none that I can help her with, but she still puts her two children -- now grown adults -- first. I will never be as great as her. I will surely try, but I'll never reach the courage she's carried throughout her life.  

Here's to her and inspiring women all around the world. We know who you are and stand with you. 

I've told you about the woman who's inspired me. Now tell us about yours. 

We'll announce and post the winners' entries the day 20th Century Women releases on home entertainment, March 28th.

Giveaway: Win QUARRY SEASON ONE on DVD + Digital

UPDATE: This contest is now over. Thanks to all who entered. The winner has been notified via email.

Terrific crime author Max Allan Collins has a thing for bullets and blood. He's the author of Road to Perdition, which turned into a film featuring two Hollywood giants, Tom Hanks and the late Paul Newman. Collins also has a knack for highly impressionable protagonist with flawed and questionable morals.

Which brings us here. To QUARRY. 

We've teamed up with Cinemax to give away season one of QUARRY, based on the popular book series of the troubled titular character. 

QUARRY season one releases on National Single's Day, February, 14th, so we figured we'd give you something to do since you may be sitting at home like the writer of this post (Chase).

Here's how to enter: Follow us on Twitter -- @StreetLitNet -- and fill out the form below. On February 11th, we'll pick the winner via random drawing. 

Good luck!

If you don't win, I strongly suggest you buy this series. It's great. 

Quarry + Digital HD
Starring Various

Giveaway: Win a Blu-ray and 27x40 Poster of Multiple-Oscar Nominee, MOONLIGHT

UPDATE: This giveaway is now over. Please check your email to see if you've won. 

If MOONLIGHT doesn't win Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Director at the Oscars, I'm leaving earth. That's how good this movie is. 

Since it got nominated for its terrific writing, and we're a literary website, we've teamed up with A24 to give five (5) of our readers (hi, mom) a chance to win a Blu-ray and poster of the film. 

Since these are sweet giveaways, we're going to make you work for it. 

Here's how you can win:

See the movie and email us a photo of your ticket stub. (StreetLitNet@gmail.com)
Follow us on Twitter -- @StreetLitNet.

Answer this question in the email with your ticket stub:
Which character(s) is(are) in all three storylines?

MOONLIGHT doesn't shine on Blu-ray until February 28th, so you have all month long. 

Good luck, movie lover! 

 

If you don't win, you can pre-order/buy it on Amazon below. 

Moonlight [Blu-ray]
Starring Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderson Mahershala Ali

Giveaway: Win a Limited Edition Vinyl of FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS with Songs Sung by the Majestic Dolphin Herself, Meryl Streep

UPDATE: Our winner is Gregory Walters! Please check your email within 72 hours and reply that you received. Thanks to all who entered! 

This week FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant released on Blu-ray; to celebrate its release, as well as our upcoming launch, we partnered up with Paramount Pictures to give away one vinyl of the fabulous Meryl Streep singing five songs from the film on vinyl. Paramount did a very small pressing of this record and they aren’t available for sale, so this gem is priceless. 

Want this rare treasure? 

Follow us on TwitterLike us on Facebook, retweet, share, and fill out the form below. Next Tuesday, we'll select a winner via random drawing. No purchase necessary, and you must live in the U.S. (Studio rules, y'all.)

Good luck! 

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Florence Foster Jenkins [Blu-ray]
Starring Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg, Rebecca Ferguson, Nina Arianda