Focus Features' The Place Beyond the Pines debuts in limited release today, March 29, before expanding nationwide April 12. Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper star as Luke and Avery, a motorcycle rider who turns to a life of crime, and the cop determined to stop him in this critically-acclaimed drama from director Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine). In celebration of this new film, we have a contest where fans can win a t-shirt, the original sountrack CD scored by Mike Patton (Faith No More), and the soundtrack on vinyl. Take a look at how you can bring home these prizes today.
- The Place Beyond the Pines T-Shirt
- - The Place Beyond the Pines Official Soundtrack CD (Original score by Mike Patton)
- - The Place Beyond the Pines Official Soundtrack on Vinyl
This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for your interest.
Mike Patton, American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist best known as the lead singer of the alternative metal/experimental rock band Faith No More delivers a sweeping and brooding score. Like a red thread, his music guides the audience through this multi-generational story often linking characters and locations.
In addition to Mike's score, the album features an eclectic selection of music by the likes of Vladimir Ivanoff (Miserere Mei), Arvo Part (Fratres), Bon Iver (The Wolves), and Ennio Morricone (Ninna Nanna Per Adulteri), among others.
About the film
Luke (Academy Award nominee Ryan Gosling) is in constant motion, a high-wire motorcycle stunt performer who travels from town to town with the carnival. Passing through Schenectady in upstate New York, he tries to reconnect with a former lover, Romina (Eva Mendes), only to learn that she has in his absence given birth to their son Jason. Luke resolves to forsake life on the road and to provide for his newfound family, taking a job as car mechanic with Robin (Ben Mendelsohn). Robin soon discovers Luke's special talents, and proposes to partner with him in a string of spectacular bank robberies. But it is only a matter of time before Luke will run up against the law - which comes in the form of Avery Cross (Bradley Cooper).
Avery is an ambitious rookie cop navigating a local police department ruled by the menacingly corrupt detective Deluca (Ray Liotta). When Avery, just beginning to balance his profession and his family life with wife Jennifer (Rose Byrne) and their infant son AJ, confronts Luke, the full consequences will reverberate into the next generation. It is then that the two sons, Jason (Dane DeHaan) and AJ (Emory Cohen), must face their fateful, shared legacy.