Those of you lucky enough to be with us for the closing night film of Fantastic Fest 2007 witnessed what I consider to be a lock for the best picture/best actor Academy Award. Daniel Day Lewis' performance as Daniel Plainview in THERE WILL BE BLOOD is nothing short of astonishing. Rarely in the entire history of film has there been a character so well drawn; he's ferocious, intense and yet gut-achingly fragile and lonely.
We are extremely proud to be one of only 14 theaters nationwide to be screening THERE WILL BE BLOOD on December 29th at midnight in a sneak preview, one-night-only midnight screening. This showing has now sold out, but read on for some good news!
The film is now definitely opening at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema at the Ritz on January 18. We'll have tickets for the regular engagement on sale soon, so those of you who were unable to snag tickets to the advance screening will definitely still have a chance to witness this monumental film the way it deserves to be seen at The Alamo!
Here is the special YouTube trailer cut by Paul Thomas Anderson himself for this screening:
Here's the theatrical trailer as well:
And last, here's a few words from the nations top critics:
"As astounding in its emotional force and as haunting and mysterious as anything seen in American movies in recent years." - New Yorker
"[A] work [of] blistering intensity -- and filmmaking that can make your jaw drop." - Newsweek
"A masterpiece from Paul Thomas Anderson. You won't be able to shake it off. Daniel Day Lewis delivers a chilling portrait of greed. He can be charming, cunning, terrifying and pathetic -- sometimes all at once. This is a landmark performance." - Maxim