At this year’s SXSW, one film walked away with tremendous buzz: Joe Cornish’s Attack the Block. The film (which was co-produced by Cornish’s writing partner, Edgar Wright) has been called the “best film of SXSW 2011″ since its very first screening. It went on to win the Audience Award. For those unfamiliar with the flick, it’s about a group of street tough kids who fight off alien invaders. You can watch a trailer here and here’s Scott’s review.
It was recently announced that Screen Gems has picked up the film for domestic distribution. While this is great news, there is one negative: no release date has been announced so it’s unknown when everyone will get to see it. However, if you live in Los Angeles, you don’t have to worry about the release date as there will be a free fan appreciation screening on Tuesday the 26th! Hit the jump for details and how to get in.
If you remember, a few weeks ago I gave away tickets to a Los Angeles screening of Attack the Block with Jeremy from AICN, Drew from Hitfix, and Devin from BadassDigest. This was before the film sold to Screen Gems and everyone told me the film played huge. Since I was out of town, I couldn’t attend. But I will be at the screening next week!
So back by popular demand, Sony/Screen Gems wants to give the fans another post-SXSW chance to see the Audience Award winner. Unlike last time, the burden to get in falls on you because I don’t have any tickets to give out. Here are the details:
Sony/Screen Gems Presents…ATTACK THE BLOCK Fan Appreciation Screening
When & Where:
Tuesday – April 26th, 2011
Landmark Theatre @ Westside Pavilion in Los Angeles (http://www.landmarktheatres.com/market/LosAngeles/TheLandmark.htm)
10850 West Pico Blvd. (at Westwood Blvd.)
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Directly next door to Barnes & Noble – Enter on Westwood Blvd. or Pico
Doors Open: 6:45 PM
Movie Starts: 7:30 PM sharp
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org (Spell you and your guest’s full name) – 2 person max per email RSVP.
IMPORTANT: You will be sent a confirmation prior to next Tuesday. You must PRINT and bring it with you to the screening in order to get in. If you have not received an email by end of day Monday 4/25, then feel free to follow up.
Hope to see some of you there. If you see me, say hi!