Monday, August 8, 2011

Red State: An Evening with Kevin Smith



Phase 4 Films is pleased to announce Red State: An Evening with Kevin Smith, a five city exclusive engagement featuring a screening of the controversial thriller RED STATE, followed by an extensive “Q&A” with the acclaimed indie director.  Smith will bring his no-holds-barred tales about filmmaking, pop culture and his life to Canadian audiences with stops in Montreal on August 14 at Theater Hall Concordia, Toronto on August 15 at Toronto Underground, Edmonton on August 16 at The Garneau, Calgary on August 17 at The Uptown, and Vancouver on August 18 at The Vogue.

"I wear my love for Canada on the sleeve of my hockey sweater, so ever since we started planning the RED STATE USA TOUR, I've been ready to do a RED PROVINCE TOUR across the grand cultural mosaic that is the Great White North.  Now, thanks to Phase 4, I finally get to scare the shit out of a buncha Canucks with the weird little Tarantino/Coen Brothers homage flick that is RED STATE. This is not a comedy like CLERKS; this is a horror movie. Like JERSEY GIRL."

Written and directed by Smith and produced by Jon Gordon, RED STATE stars Michael Parks, John Goodman, Academy Award® Winner Melissa Leo and Kyle Gallner.  It is a story about a group of Middle American teens who encounter fundamentalists with a much more sinister agenda.  The film is a departure from Smith’s trademark comedic style, showcasing a combination of horror and suspense with elements of gallows humor.

RED STATE is a fantastic film filled with standout performances from a star studded cast,” says Phase 4 President and CEO, Berry Meyerowitz.  “Combining the screening with Kevin’s incredibly funny, frank and interactive show makes Red State: An Evening with Kevin Smith a truly unique and unforgettable experience.”

Following the film’s highly talked about and hotly debated Sundance premiere, Smith toured the film within the U.S. to enthusiastic audiences, grossing almost $1 million to date from only fifteen single show engagements.

Ticket sales for Montreal, Toronto, Edmonton and Calgary are available on and  Tickets for Vancouver can be purchased at  Prices for the event are $85.00 for VIP Seating and a DVD copy of Red State; $70.00 for General Admission and a DVD copy of Red State; and $50.00 for General Admission.  Red State DVDs will be shipped no earlier than October 18, 2011.

About Kevin Smith

With nearly 20 years as a director/writer
, Kevin Smith is known for creating the indie-cult classic Clerks, along with Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Jersey Girl, Clerks II, Zack and Miri Make a Porno and his newest film Red State. Having developed and released three DVDs of his Q&A tour An Evening with Kevin Smith , he also published two books, Silent Bob Speaks and The New York Times bestselling My Boring-Ass Life, as well as Shootin’ the Sh*t with Kevin Smith – a collection of material from SModcast, Smith and producer Scott Mosier’s weekly podcast. The incredible podcast success has led Smith to develop the SModcast Podcast Network and S.I.R.: SModcast Internet Radio that features original live and archived programming such as Plus One Per Diem, a morning show with Smith and wife Jennifer Schwalbach and Jay & Silent Bob Get Jobs starring Jason Mewes and Smith.

About Phase 4 Films

Phase 4 Films distributes feature films and special interest content across all traditional theatrical and new media platforms in North America.  The Company has established direct relationships with the major cable and digital operators to offer a variety of unique programming, including day-and-date VOD, digital and theatrical releases and World Premieres.  Phase 4’s previous releases include THE FREEBIE starring Dax Shepard; 50 DEAD MAN WALKING, starring Sir Ben Kingsley and Jim Sturgess; and VIDAL SASSOON THE MOVIE. Phase 4 will release ANOTHER HAPPY DAY in the Fall, Sam Levinson’s dark comedy about a dysfunctional family, starring Ellen Barkin, Demi Moore, Kate Bosworth, Thomas Haden Church, Ellen Burstyn, and Ezra Miller.

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