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Kevin Smith brings Red State to Canada

Indie filmmaker Kevin Smith is bringing his do-it-yourself road show to five Canadian cities this summer.

Red State: An Evening With Kevin Smith, includes a screening of Smith’s controversial thriller Red State, followed by a Q&A session with the director. The promoters are promising “no-holds-barred tales about filmmaking, pop culture and his life.”

The tour starts in Montreal on Aug. 14 and makes stops in Toronto, Edmonton and Calgary before wrapping up in Vancouver on Aug. 18.

Red State stars Michael Parks, John Goodman, and Melissa Leo in a story about a group of middle-American teenagers who encounter religious fundamentalists with a sinister agenda. It’s a combination of horror and suspense, with some dark humour.

Smith made headlines when he announced plans to auction off the rights to Red State at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Instead, he bought it himself for $20. He said the Hollywood marketing system was wasteful and that he would distribute it.

He launched a 15-city tour in the U.S., starting at Radio City Music Hall in New York that included merchandise sales and a Q&A with the film’s stars. The tour ended March 18 in Los Angeles with Smith having raised some $1 million of the film’s $4-million budget.

Since then, he has also signed agreements for foreign distribution and DVD release. He also agreed to a video-on-demand deal with Lionsgate.

The Canadian tour is being organized by Phase 4 films.

“I wear my love for Canada on the sleeve of my hockey sweater, so ever since we started planning the Red State (U.S.) tour I’ve been ready to do a Red Province tour across the grand cultural mosaic that is the Great White North,” Smith said in a statement.

“Now, thanks to (organizer) Phase 4, I finally get to scare the shit out of a buncha Canucks with the weird little Tarantino/Coen Brothers homage flick that is Red State. This is not a comedy like Clerks; this is a horror movie. Like Jersey Girl.”

Ticket prices begin at $50 for the Montreal showing and are available on Ticketmaster.com.

Red State: An Evening With Kevin Smith dates:

Aug. 14 – Montreal (Theatre Hall Concordia)

Aug. 15 – Toronto (Toronto Underground)

Aug. 16 – Edmonton (The Garneau)

Aug. 17 – Calgary (The Uptown)

Aug. 18 – Vancouver (The Vogue)

Source: Montreal Gazette

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Front Page, Industry News

Kevin Smith brings Red State to Canada

Indie filmmaker Kevin Smith is bringing his do-it-yourself road show to five Canadian cities this summer.

Red State: An Evening With Kevin Smith, includes a screening of Smith’s controversial thriller Red State, followed by a Q&A session with the director. The promoters are promising “no-holds-barred tales about filmmaking, pop culture and his life.”

The tour starts in Montreal on Aug. 14 and makes stops in Toronto, Edmonton and Calgary before wrapping up in Vancouver on Aug. 18.

Red State stars Michael Parks, John Goodman, and Melissa Leo in a story about a group of middle-American teenagers who encounter religious fundamentalists with a sinister agenda. It’s a combination of horror and suspense, with some dark humour.

Smith made headlines when he announced plans to auction off the rights to Red State at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Instead, he bought it himself for $20. He said the Hollywood marketing system was wasteful and that he would distribute it.

He launched a 15-city tour in the U.S., starting at Radio City Music Hall in New York that included merchandise sales and a Q&A with the film’s stars. The tour ended March 18 in Los Angeles with Smith having raised some $1 million of the film’s $4-million budget.

Since then, he has also signed agreements for foreign distribution and DVD release. He also agreed to a video-on-demand deal with Lionsgate.

The Canadian tour is being organized by Phase 4 films.

“I wear my love for Canada on the sleeve of my hockey sweater, so ever since we started planning the Red State (U.S.) tour I’ve been ready to do a Red Province tour across the grand cultural mosaic that is the Great White North,” Smith said in a statement.

“Now, thanks to (organizer) Phase 4, I finally get to scare the shit out of a buncha Canucks with the weird little Tarantino/Coen Brothers homage flick that is Red State. This is not a comedy like Clerks; this is a horror movie. Like Jersey Girl.”

Ticket prices begin at $50 for the Montreal showing and are available on Ticketmaster.com.

Red State: An Evening With Kevin Smith dates:

Aug. 14 – Montreal (Theatre Hall Concordia)

Aug. 15 – Toronto (Toronto Underground)

Aug. 16 – Edmonton (The Garneau)

Aug. 17 – Calgary (The Uptown)

Aug. 18 – Vancouver (The Vogue)

Source: Montreal Gazette

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Front Page, Industry News

Kevin Smith brings Red State to Canada

Indie filmmaker Kevin Smith is bringing his do-it-yourself road show to five Canadian cities this summer.

Red State: An Evening With Kevin Smith, includes a screening of Smith’s controversial thriller Red State, followed by a Q&A session with the director. The promoters are promising “no-holds-barred tales about filmmaking, pop culture and his life.”

The tour starts in Montreal on Aug. 14 and makes stops in Toronto, Edmonton and Calgary before wrapping up in Vancouver on Aug. 18.

Red State stars Michael Parks, John Goodman, and Melissa Leo in a story about a group of middle-American teenagers who encounter religious fundamentalists with a sinister agenda. It’s a combination of horror and suspense, with some dark humour.

Smith made headlines when he announced plans to auction off the rights to Red State at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Instead, he bought it himself for $20. He said the Hollywood marketing system was wasteful and that he would distribute it.

He launched a 15-city tour in the U.S., starting at Radio City Music Hall in New York that included merchandise sales and a Q&A with the film’s stars. The tour ended March 18 in Los Angeles with Smith having raised some $1 million of the film’s $4-million budget.

Since then, he has also signed agreements for foreign distribution and DVD release. He also agreed to a video-on-demand deal with Lionsgate.

The Canadian tour is being organized by Phase 4 films.

“I wear my love for Canada on the sleeve of my hockey sweater, so ever since we started planning the Red State (U.S.) tour I’ve been ready to do a Red Province tour across the grand cultural mosaic that is the Great White North,” Smith said in a statement.

“Now, thanks to (organizer) Phase 4, I finally get to scare the shit out of a buncha Canucks with the weird little Tarantino/Coen Brothers homage flick that is Red State. This is not a comedy like Clerks; this is a horror movie. Like Jersey Girl.”

Ticket prices begin at $50 for the Montreal showing and are available on Ticketmaster.com.

Red State: An Evening With Kevin Smith dates:

Aug. 14 – Montreal (Theatre Hall Concordia)

Aug. 15 – Toronto (Toronto Underground)

Aug. 16 – Edmonton (The Garneau)

Aug. 17 – Calgary (The Uptown)

Aug. 18 – Vancouver (The Vogue)

Source: Montreal Gazette

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