Nine Gorgeous Works of Pop Art Celebrate Classic Films
SAN FRANCISCO, CA & AUSTIN, TX, July 27, 2010– The Alamo Drafthouse and the Levi’s® brand unveil nine promotional posters for the 2010 Rolling Roadshow, a nationwide tour of free outdoor 35mm screening experiences pairing famous films with the famous locations where they were shot or set.
The posters, created by artist Olly Moss, are minimalist takes on the themes and characters of the classic films chosen for the Rolling Roadshow tour. The THERE WILL BE BLOOD poster brilliantly combines symbolic imagery representing the epic battle for power between the film’s two antagonists. The poster for ROCKY creatively depicts the crowd-rousing moment when Sylvester Stallone ascends the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where the Rocky-Thon will take place. And the posters for DIRTY HARRY and ROBOCOP integrate the characters’ iconic weaponry into profiles of their faces.
All nine posters can be downloaded here – [INSERT URL]
This year, the Alamo Drafthouse and the Levi’s® brand have partnered to champion some of cinema’s most celebrated workers. “We Are All Workers” is the underlying theme of this year’s Rolling Roadshow, which will be brought live to movie lovers throughout the hazy summer nights of August. Inspired by Levi’s® new Go Forth‘Ready to Work’ marketing campaign, which explores how a new generation of real American workers is rolling up its sleeves to make real change happen, the Rolling Roadshow hits the road with nine seminal screenings proving that everybody’s work is equally important. The Alamo Drafthouse and the Levi’s® brand have curated an eclectic line up of cinema’s greatest workers, including an oil baron (THERE WILL BE BLOOD), a cyborg cop (ROBOCOP), missionaries (THE BLUES BROTHERS), law-benders (DIRTY HARRY), law-breakers (JACKIE BROWN), championship contenders (ROCKY) and coulda-been contenders (ON THE WATERFRONT).
All Rolling Roadshow “We Are All Workers” screenings are free and open to the public. Some screenings may feature surprise celebrity guests, and each location will feature fun events including city-wide scavenger hunts hosted in partnership with social networking platform Gowalla, after parties and more. Check out the full screening lineup below.
August 6 – JACKIE BROWN in Los Angeles, Calif.
Del Amo Fashion Mall– director Quentin Tarantino's beloved old stomping ground, the South Bay, serves as the backdrop to the climactic sting operation. The Del Amo Mall parking lot, where one chatty character meets her end, was handpicked by Quentin Tarantino for this very special screening. Schedule permitting, the director will be in attendance.
August 7 – DIRTY HARRY in San Francisco, Calif.
Washington Square Park– the sniper serial killer scouts the park from a rooftop in this park, lining up his next victim in crosshairs in this chilling scene.
August 8 – THERE WILL BE BLOOD in Bakersfield, Calif.
The Oil Experience, Kern County Museum– Oscar-nominated director Paul Thomas Anderson frequented this museum, dedicated to the early oilmen in Bakersfield, CA, for inspiration and research while adapting Upton Sinclair’s Oil! The film’s wooden derrick was modeled after the museum’s replica and the screening will be held under the shadow of this derrick.
August 8 – CONVOY and RED DAWN in Las Vegas, N.M.
Ft. Union Drive-In– in the name of blue collar masculinity, here is a double feature of desert action and power! CONVOY, a Sam Peckinpah-directed movie about truck drivers, and RED DAWN were both filmed in Las Vegas, New Mexico.
August 13 – THE BLUES BROTHERS in Joliet, Ill.
Old Joliet Prison– in the film’s opening, “Joliet” Jake Blues exits these prison gates to be picked up by his brother Ellwood in their iconic battered police cruiser.
August 14 – ROBOCOP in Detroit, Mich.
Russell Industrial Center– betrayed by his corporate creator, Robocop takes refuge at an abandoned industrial complex and sets the stage for the bloody (and toxic waste-infused) showdown with Clarence Boddicker and his gang of cop killers.
August 19 – ROCKY, ROCKY II and ROCKY III in Philadelphia, Penn.
Philadelphia Museum of Art– moviegoers will sit on the same steps where Rocky made his triumphant ascension at the conclusion of one of the most epic training montages…ever. Frequent fist-pumping encouraged.
August 20 – ON THE WATERFRONT in Hoboken, N.J.
Pier A Park– watch one of the all time greats, Marlon Brando in ON THE WATERFRONT, on the waterfront. The classic film was shot on location on the piers of Hoboken, N.J. Adjacent to Pier A is the Hoboken Historical Museum with detailed information about the filming locations. Idea credit – Entertainment Weekly.
August 27 – GODFATHER II in New York, N.Y.
Rooftop Near Little Italy– an ambitious young gangster named Vito Corleone earns the “Don” after taking down a local crime boss. In a spectacular sequence from the inarguably best sequel of all time, Robert De Niro tracks his target from the rootops of Little Italy.
For more information visit http://www.rollingroadshow.com
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