Joe Cornish’s Attack The Block is– without questions– one of the year’s best films (Collider loved it both times we saw it: here’s my SXSW review, and here’s Matt’s review from last month’s pre-screening), and we’re just a few weeks away from Sony Screen Gems’ U.S. release of the film. Yes, while our friends over in England have been free to watch Cornish’s startlingly-assured and jaw-droppingly awesome debut for the past month or so, we’ve had to wait…and wait…and wait for a U.S. release date. But what if you can’t wait until the film’s July 29th opening? What if you’re an impatient mamma-jamma who must see Attack The Block, say, next week? Well, if you live in NYC, you’re in luck. Read on to find out how you can see Attack The Block in NYC on June 28th, after the jump.
Sony Screen Gems is apparently very excited to get Attack The Block in front of U.S. audiences. After the film kicked all kinds of ass at this year’s SXSW Film Festival (where it won the audience award for “Best Midnight Feature”), the studio’s been holding preview screening after preview screening all over the country. A round of screenings took place just last month in most major U.S. cities, and– just last week– the film made yet another appearance at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, TX (after the show, the entire audience moved next door to the Highball, where a round of beers had been purchased for the entire crowd by Cornish himself…all the way from England). Clearly, the idea here is to get the word out about the greatness that is Attack The Block by showing it off to as many people as possible.
If you’re living in NYC, you can be one of those people. On June 28th (that’s next week, mind you), Attack The Block will be screening at the Landmark Sunshine Theater in NYC. If you’re interested in attending, all you have to do is head over to this GoFobo page, set up a GoFobo account, and claim your tickets. It’s just that simple.
Stay tuned for more on Joe Cornish’s film as it becomes available!