July 12th, 2016 (Los Angeles, California) Fresh Blue Entertainment announced that it will hold its debut “Movie Picnic Night” summer season starting July 16th with free screenings of Chinese language films at Alhambra Park, sponsored by Sling International, a premiere provider of over-the-top television services. Sling International will be the Platinum Sponsor for the entire summer’s events. Fresh Blue has an exclusive deal with Los Angeles-based China Lion Film Distribution to play three of its films over the course of 4 open air showings, with FilmRise’s hit Monster Hunt rounding out the screenings. The China Lion Films to be shown include the Gong Li fantasy sequel The Monkey King 2, Andy Lau-starrer Lost and Love and the Eddie Peng-Shu Qi romantic comedy The Last Women Standing.
Films start on each listed Saturday evening at dusk, with audiences able to bring their own picnic and non-alcoholic beverages; pre-show entertainment will be provided. Audience members are encouraged to bring blankets, pillows and low-to-ground chairs no taller than 21 inches from top to bottom.
All screenings will be subtitled in English and will take place in Alhambra at Alhambra Park at 500 North Palm Avenue. Restrooms are available on-site and City managed.
Sling International will have a dedicated booth at each showing so attendees can learn more about their offerings and services, including the just-debuted “Single Stream” and “Multi-Stream” choices that allow viewers to choose channels as part of a customizable package.
Full details can be found in both English and Chinese at http://www.moviepicnicnight.com/
Details on the films scheduled for Alhambra’s Summer Saturday Movie Picnic Night:
July 16th: The Monkey King 2, starring Gong Li, Aaron Kwok and Feng Shaofeng, is a fantasy action film where the legendary Monkey King character must escort a traveling monk across a dangerous land filled with evil demons in order to retrieve sacred scriptures.
July 23rd: Lost And Love, starring Andy Lau and Jing Boran, is a drama based on a true story, following one man’s epic 14 year search for his son; while on this journey, he bonds with another man searching for his own family.
July 30th: Monster Hunt, starring Bai Baihe, Jing Boran, Wu Jiang, Tang Wei and Wallace Chung, is a family fantasy film based on medieval China, where monsters and humans war over a newborn in an ancient world.
August 6th: The Last Women Standing, starring Eddie Peng and Shu Qi, is a romantic comedy where a woman falls in love with a younger man; she must decide which is more important – following her heart or her head.
Future screenings are expected to be programmed, with Fresh Blue Entertainment aiming to take its Chinese-language approach to free open air movie screenings nationwide in predominantly Chinese language communities. Its goal is for families and friends to enjoy a community event, learn more about Chinese language films and filmmakers, and allow access to free entertainment. Movie Picnic Night’s summer season runs June through August with special select showings throughout the remainder of the year.
About Sling TV
Sling TV, a subsidiary of DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), provides over-the-top television services, including domestic and international live and on-demand programming. It is available on televisions, tablets, computers, smartphones and other streaming devices. Sling International currently provides more than 300 channels in 20 languages across multiple devices to U.S. households, including shows, news and sports in Mandarin, Cantonese and Taiwanese channels. Sling International is a next-generation service that meets the entertainment needs of today’s contemporary viewers. Visit www.sling.com/mandarin for more information.
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