Following its launch in March, The Icon Film Channel on Amazon Prime Video has launched eight new titles including Alice Lowe’s acclaimed horror-comedy Prevenge, Dave Bautista action hit Bushwick and documentary I Am Big Bird, about Sesame Street puppeteer Carroll Spinney.
More new titles are due to launch on the channel every month, with acclaimed Italian mafia thriller Suburra and moving documentary Do I Sound Gay? coming in June and July, among many others.
Prevenge – A pitch black, wryly British comedy from the mind of Alice Lowe, Prevenge follows Ruth, a pregnant woman on a killing spree but it’s her misanthropic unborn baby dictating Ruth’s actions, holding society responsible for the absence of a father. The child speaks to Ruth from the womb, coaching her to lure and ultimately kill her unsuspecting victims. Struggling with her conscience, loneliness, and a strange strain of prepartum madness, Ruth must ultimately choose between redemption and destruction at the moment of motherhood. Having shown at Venice, Toronto and the London International Film Festival, Prevenge marked the directorial debut from Lowe, who writes, directs, and acts in the film during her own real-life pregnancy.
Bushwick – Lucy (Brittany Snow), a young woman on her way home from graduate school, emerges from a Brooklyn subway to find that her neighbourhood, Bushwick, is under attack by black-clad military soldiers. Her boyfriend dies in an explosion, sending her into the chaos of the invasion alone. When she is attacked by two thugs, ex-Marine Stupe (Dave Bautista) intervenes, and the two are thrown together amid the chaos of grenade explosions and armed looters. The destruction from Brooklyn to Manhattan continues to spread, as Stupe captures and unmasks a soldier, whom they are shocked to discover is American. As America declares war on itself, Lucy and Stupe must fight local gangs, survive riots, and continued attacks from the invading soldiers to make it out of Bushwick alive.
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