Andrea Riseborough’s To Leslie is being re-released in theaters

Andrea Riseborough

Andrea Riseborough
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Following Andrea Riseboroughis shocking Oscar nomination for her performance To Lesley, which initially made $27,000 during its uneventful theatrical run last fall, the film is returning to theaters as there is renewed interest in the project. According to The Hollywood Reporter, it will be re-released in “about six” locations in North America, followed by additional theaters in the UK.

While the top contenders at the Oscars typically promote their work for months before awards season begins, the British-born bird man actor started campaigning in earnest only weeks ago, just as voting for the nominations began. Word of mouth and social posts from Hollywood stars like Jennifer AnistonCourteney Cox, Minnie Driver and Demi Moore popped up seemingly overnight, and it was enough to score Riseborough a slot during yesterday’s announcement of this year’s nominees. To LesleyThe recognition of s may be a win for low-key releases that don’t have huge prize budgets behind them, but the campaign has also been criticized for seemingly interfering with Viola Davis and Danielle Deadwyler‘s chances of making the cut.

Directed by Michael Morris, To Lesley follows Riseborough as a Texas single mother and one-time lottery winner who struggles to reconnect with her son. The film was distributed by Momentum Pictures, who co-starred Mark Maron beaten for “gross incompetence” when playing the prize game. (In the infinite multiverse, there’s a timeline somewhere where Gwyneth Paltrow and Edward Norton gathered to Aubrey Plaza an Oscar nomination for it Black bear.)

While The Hollywood Reporter does not mention where the handful of theatres To Lesley in are is being re-released, more people will soon be able to decide for themselves whether it’s a small movie with a giant heart on the big screen.

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