Friday, November 30, 2012

American Mary Brought to UK Theatres, Courtesy of Fright Fest!

By Ben Bussey
Here’s some news that will be music to the ears of many UK readers. Ahead of the previously announced Region 2 DVD and Blu-ray release from Universal on 21st January, American Mary will be doing a theatrical tour of the UK via FrightFest Presents, the new distribution arm of FrightFest. And if that didn’t get you going, perhaps this will: none other than Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska and Katharine Isabelle will be there in person at every screening.
Direct from the press release:
The tour will take in seven cities over seven dates, with introductions and post-film Q&As from the filmmakers, compered by FrightFest’s Alan Jones and Paul McEvoy.
Ian Rattray of FrightFest Presents commented: “After the fantastic reception both American Mary and the Soska Sisters got at FrightFest, we’re immensely proud to be able to partner Universal Pictures UK for the theatrical opening of the film. This is FrightFest Presents’ first step into theatrical distribution and American Mary is the perfect fit for us.”
Already one of the year’s most talked about genre films and the subject of immense praise far and wide, American Mary has actually proved to be a bit of a divisive film here at Brutal As Hell: Nia, as you might have noticed, loved it to death, and Steph was mostly very impressed as well, but Keri was considerably less enamoured. (I’m keeping my thoughts to myself for the time being.) But, as Keri noted, whether your reaction is positive or negative it’s definitely a film to stir debate, and“it’ll be interesting to see how opinion divides up (if at all) as the film inevitably reaches its wider audience.” Well, now’s our chance to find out…
Full cinema listings:
Fri January 11 – Prince Charles Cinema, London 
020 7494 3654,
Sat January 12 – Edinburgh Filmhouse
0131 228 2688,
Sun January 13 – Glasgow Film Theatre
0141 332 6535,
Mon January 14 – Sheffield Showroom
0114 275 7727,
Tue January 15 – Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds 
0113 275 2045,
Wed January 16 – Bristol Watershed
0117 927 5100,
Thu January 17 – Duke’s at Komedia, Brighton

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