Austin, TX---Tuesday, October 26, 2010---Drafthouse Films is proud to bring famed UK satirist Chris Morris to the United States for a rare series of public Q&As following screenings of his hilarious terrorism comedy Four Lions. Morris will be visiting Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington DC, Boston and New York City, screening the Sundance and SXSW hit that critics are calling 'funny,*' 'funny**' and 'funny.***'
Tagging along will be Devin Faraci, editor-in-chief of the Alamo Drafthouse's new nerd lifestyle site, Badass Digest. Devin will be keeping a video diary from the road, sharing his adventures with readers of Badass Digest, as well as documenting the Q&As. 'I've been a big fan of Chris Morris since his days on TV, with the incredible show Brass Eye,' says Faraci. 'So it'll be exciting and more than a little intimidating to travel with him cross country.'
Please find the full list of Q&A screenings below. For RSVP instructions, please check the official website www.fourlionsfilm.com.
LOS ANGELES– Tuesday, October 26 at 7:00 PM /Arclight Hollywood
LOS ANGELES– Tuesday, October 26 at 8:00 PM / Cinefamily
SAN FRANCISCO– Thursday, October 28 at 7:00 PM /Lumiere Theatre
SEATTLE– Friday, October 29 at Midnight/Varsity Theatre
WASHINGTON DC– Saturday, October 30 at Midnight/E Street Cinema
WASHINGTON DC– Monday, November 1 at 7:00 PM / E Street Cinema
BOSTON– Tuesday, November 2 at 7:30 PM/The Brattle Theatre
NEW YORK– Wednesday, November 3 at 6:50 PM / BAM cinématek (Brooklyn)
NEW YORK– Wednesday, November 3 at 10:00 PM/Jackson Heights Cinema (Queens)
NEW YORK– Thursday, November 4 at 10:00 PM/ReRun Gastropub Theatre (Brooklyn)
Additionally there are free word-of-mouth screenings without Q&As in Austin, Chiecago, Lubbock, San Antonio and Seattle. Please check http://www.fourlionsfilm.com for details.
* LA Times
*** The Onion AV Club
FOUR LIONS opens in theaters on November 5th. For more information, photos, trailers and exclusive clips from the film, please visit the official website.
About Four Lions
Chris Morris' Four Lions is a whip-smart, laugh-out-loud comedy that illuminates the war on terror through satire and farce. Four Lions proves that while terrorism may be about ideology, it’s also about idiots.
In a British city, four men have a secret plan. Omar (Riz Ahmed) is disillusioned about the treatment of Muslims around the world and is determined to become a soldier. This is the most exciting idea Waj (Kayvan Novak) has ever heard. Of course, Waj lets Omar do all of his thinking for him, so every idea Omar shares is the most exciting one he's heard.
Along for the ride, but opposed to Omar and everyone else on Earth is the white Islamic convert Barry (Nigel Lindsay). If he had half the self-knowledge of a duck he’d realize he only joined the cell to channel his nihilism. Faisal (Adeel Akhtar) is the odd man out. He can make a bomb, but he can’t blow himself up just now coz his sick dad has “started eating newspaper." Instead he’s training crows to fly bombs through windows. This is what Omar has to deal with. Together they must strike a decisive blow on their own turf, but can any of them so much as strike a match without punching himself in the face?
Four Lions plunges us beyond seeing these young men as unfathomably alien. It undermines the folly of just wishing them away or, even worse, alienating the entire culture from which they emerge. The film is neither pro- nor anti-religious. The jokes fly out of the characters’ conflicts, excesses and mistakes. Crackling with wit and tension, Four Lions is the essential response to our failure to engage with reality and a high toast to the idea that laughter is better than killing.
About Alamo Drafthouse
The Alamo Drafthouse is a lifestyle entertainment brand with an acclaimed cinema-eatery, the largest genre film festival in the United Sates and an online collectible art store. Named “the best theater in America” by Entertainment Weekly, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has built a reputation as a movie lover’s oasis not only by combining food and drink service with the movie-going experience, but also introducing unique programming and high-profile, star studded special events. Alamo Drafthouse Founder & CEO, Tim League, created Fantastic Fest, a world renowned film festival dubbed “The Geek Telluride” by Variety. Also regarded as the “Comic Con of film festivals” Fantastic Fest showcases eight days of offbeat cinema from independents, international filmmakers and major Hollywood Studios. The Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art boutique, Mondo, offers breathtaking, original products featuring designs from world-famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and Movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek & Universal Monsters. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is expanding its brand in new and exciting ways, including the launch of Drafthouse Films, a new film distribution label and plans to extend its theaters and unique programming philosophy to additional markets across the United States. More information about Alamo Drafthouse franchise opportunitiesare available on the official website.