During Buttnumbathon this year, one of the standout favorites was 40 unfinished minutes from the new opus UP from the geniuses at Pixar. Even with temporary still images and incompletely rendered animation, the entire audience knew that this was a classic in the making.
Apparently, so did the folks at the Cannes Film Festival. The world premiere of the film is at Cannes on May 13. UP was chosen to be the opening film of the festival, the first ever animated film to be awarded that honor.
Before that premiere, however, lucky folks in Ausitn, Texas will get an even earlier screening! On Saturday, April 18, Ain’t It Cool News, Fantastic Fest and The Alamo Kids Club are hosting a free sneak preview screening of UP at the digitally retrofitted Alamo Drafthouse Village. The director of UP, Pete Docter, will be present and available for a Q&A following the screening. Also, before the film, we will be previewing the new Pixar short PARTLY CLOUDY with director Peter Sohn and producer Kevin Reher in attendance.
We have 50 tickets to give away to the Kids Club Facebook group. Please RSVP on the Kids Club Facebook page and indicate on the wall how many tickets you would like. Priority goes to people who are bringing a child so please indicate whether you will be bringing a child in your wall post. By the end of the day on the 15th, we will post to the event wall and the Kids club wall the final ticket winners chosen at random from those who sign up. Harry is also giving away some tickets to this screening on Ain't It Cool News.
If you don’t make either of the lists, we will have a small standby line on the day of the show. Please note that this will be a digital 2D presentation of UP as the 3D effects are not yet complete. UP opens nationwide (and at the Village) on May 29th.