Kevin Smith’s Red State
People seriously have too much time on their hands, and this dramatic tift between Smith and the Westboro Baptist Church . Seeing as the world doesn’t have too much to picket about at the moment, the Westboro Baptist Church sets their sights on Kevin Smith’s new film ‘Red State’, calling him “a God-hating clown”.
If you’ve been living under a rock, Kevin Smith’s film ‘Red State’ is centered in Middle America. The film’s plot centers around a group of teens who receive an online invitation for, but soon encounter that the invitation is a sinister plot by fanatical church members whose member kill “sinners”.
Some have said that the film bares a resemblance to the fanatical Westboro Church, and the only comment from the church’s spokesperson is, “God hates fags, God hates fag enablers, therefore God hates Kevin Smith.” Kevin Smith, in a true show of smart-ass awesomness, told TMZ, “”Well Jesus told ME he loved ‘Red State.’ He said it makes up for ‘Cop Out.’ He also said neither He nor His Heavenly Father have any affiliation with the Westboro Baptist Church.”
This isn’t the first time that this church have protested everything on this god-given earth. During this slump of controversial things to be ticked off about, the group has managed to immerse itself into public’s eye once more.
Of course, Kevin Smith uses this controversy to his advantage seeing as the film is set to release a month from now. If you want to check out Kevin Smith’s interview with TMZ on ‘Red State’, and an update on his career ventures ,click here.
After much self-released events, Kevin Smith is finally set to arrive in theaters, but it is promised to be a unique experience. The press release from ShockTilYouDrop.com gives all movie-goers a sneak-peek of what to expect:
“On Sunday, September 25, Red State will screen at select theatres nationwide through a unique partnership with the Emerging Pictures theatre network, announced David Dinerstein, whose D Squared Films is overseeing the films distribution for SModcast. “Red State will be made available as a ‘One-Night-Only’ event which mirrors the format of SModcast’s record breaking Red State USA Tour from earlier this year. For this screening event, Smith’s trademark post show Q&A will be digitally streamed live from Tarantino’s New Beverly into all of the participating theatres, allowing audience members to interact directly with Smith utilizing Twitter. Smith will be joined on stage by a special guest who will moderate the Q&A,” said Dinerstein.
Written and directed by Kevin Smith and produced by Jonathan Gordon, Red State stars 2011 Academy Award winner for Best Actress Melissa Leo, Golden Globe winner John Goodman, and Michael Parks. The film debuted at this year’s Sundance Film Festival to much notoriety when Smith ended studio bidding by buying his own film for $20 and declaring he would be self-distributing the film theatrically. Smith has since toured the film around the country to enthusiastic audiences, grossing $1,065,429 to date at the North American box office from only 22 single show engagements and its Academy-qualifying run.
Following Smith’s original mandate to maximize the potential audience while minimizing the excessive marketing costs normally associated with distribution, he and his team have devised a unique distribution plan that will make the film available on multiple platforms simultaneously, including today’s debut of the film on Video-On-Demand (VOD) from Lionsgate. Lionsgate has previously announced that the DVD and and BluRay is set to be released on October 18 to coincide with the 17th anniversary of Smith’s debut film Clerks.
Red State tells the story of a group of teens in Middle America who receive an online invitation for sex, but soon encounter fundamentalists with a much more sinister agenda.”
By all means, Smith has been running on full cylinders promoting this film and its shown in ticket sales. After SModcasts (Smith’s company) released the film March 5, it kick started the 15 city Red State USA Tour. This tour allowed the film to unexpectedly become one of the few films to become the 9th highest per screen average film of all time.
This past weekend Red State secured the highest per-theater-average of any film in release for the past two weekends, averaging of $25,800 and $10,000 per theater, respectively. So will you be making it to theaters to check out Kevin Smith’s new movie or will you wait until it goes to Netflix?
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