Sony Pictures Classics To Release Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine On 300 Screens This Weekend

New York, NY (December 10, 2013) - Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they will release again Woody Allen's BLUE JASMINE on 300 screens nationwide this weekend. The film has already been named one of the Best Films of the Year by publications such as Entertainment Weekly and Rolling Stone. Cate Blanchett has garnered numerous accolades in the Best Actress category from critics' groups around the country for her role as Jasmine, an elegant New York socialite who moves into her sister's apartment in San Francisco after everything in her life falls to pieces.

The film has also received Independent Spirit Award nominations including Best Actress, Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress for Sally Hawkins. This is Allen's 6th film with Sony Pictures Classics.

Sony Pictures Classics recently released Richard Linklater's BEFORE MIGNIGHT, Haifaa Al-Mansour's WADJDA, Alex Gibney's THE ARMSTRONG LIE, Penn & Teller's TIM'S VERMEER and their upcoming releases include Asghar Farhadi's THE PAST and Ralph Fiennes' THE INVISIBLE WOMAN.

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Michael Barker and Tom Bernard serve as co-presidents of Sony Pictures Classics—an autonomous division of Sony Pictures Entertainment they founded with Marcie Bloom in January 1992, which distributes, produces, and acquires independent films from around the world.

Barker and Bernard have released prestigious films that have won 31 Academy Awards® (27 of those at Sony Pictures Classics) and have garnered 135 Academy Award® nominations (109 at Sony Pictures Classics) including Best Picture nominations for AMOUR, MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, AN EDUCATION, CAPOTE, HOWARDS END, and CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON.

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