National Premiere of Flicker
Beowulf Alley Theatre
Beowulf Alley Theatre launches IndeFliks@the Alley with the National Premiere of Flicker, a film by Aaron Hendren, Friday and Saturday, September 4th and 5th, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.
Beowulf Alley Theatre, 11 South 6th Ave, between Broadway and Congress in Downtown Tucson, known for its high quality theatrical productions, has added screening equipment to its beautiful 95-seat air-conditioned theatre and is launching a series of Independent Film screenings. The inaugural event is a national premiere of a new film by an accomplished independent filmmaker from Albuquerque, NM, Aaron Hendren (www.eggmurders.com). Tickets are $12 at the door or online in advance at www.beowulfalley.org. There will be a discussion with the Producer/Writer/Director, Aaron Hendren on Saturday, September 5th following the screening.
"It is a great example of the well-directed and acted independent slasher movie."
“Keep your friends close and your enemy’s shovel” is the tagline from Flicker, a horror movie opening in 10 cities across the United States, including Beowulf Alley in Tucson, Arizona.
Over the weekend of September 4th, Flicker will be screened in Tucson, Denver, Albuquerque, Paducah, Boise, Santa Fe, Portland, Brookline, Eugene and Hartford.
The trailer for Flicker has been one of the most popular of the summer on Apple.com. Blending rock and roll, country and folk, the Flicker Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is heard around the world thanks to many stores including Amazon and iTunes.
Egg Murders Productions, LLC produced Flicker and is often met with some questions and puzzlement about the movie. People want to know what it is and where it came from. As Flicker is unlike the most recent National Treasure movie, and that lot, we tell people: “It’s not a sequel, a remake or based on a comic book. You deserve it.”
Flicker centers on Pretty, a young woman on a camping vacation with her friends. She awakens in her tent to find that her friends have disappeared in the middle of the night. Keeping a flicker of hope alive, she searches for her missing friends while fighting the elements and the strange inhabitants of a desolate mountain town.
Flicker was written and directed by Aaron Hendren (The Faithful and the Foul, Hamlet) and stars actors from Terminator Salvation, Swing Vote, Easy Money and The Lost Room. The music comes from The Bad Memories and Jimmy Deveney (of Horse Opera fame.) Starring Katy Houska as Pretty, the cast is supported by Babak Tafti, Kate Schroeder, Abigail H. Blueher and Lauren Poole.
Public parking is available on the street at meters Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for 50 cents per half hour and FREE all other times including weekends. The lot across the street from Beowulf Alley at Broadway and 6th Avenue is available FREE Monday through Friday after 3 p.m. and all weekend. The City Garage at Pennington and Scott, just two blocks from the theatre, is secure with the first hour free, additional hours at $2 to a maximum of $8.
Beowulf Alley Theatre Company, a 501 (c)(3) organization, is committed to enriching the community and enhancing appreciation of the arts through the production of innovative, invigorating theatre and theatrical education with the highest standards for acting and production. Equal and fair treatment will be provided to all participants regardless of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, familial status and/or marital status. Founded on the basis of dialogues with local theatre artists who wanted a permanent home to practice their craft, its intimate 95-seat theatre provides a facility that meets professional standards where performing artists, educators, and technicians can present their skills. Because Beowulf Alley engages a talent and volunteer pool that calls Tucson “home” for its productions, the Theatre is committed to helping grow a new generation of Tucson talent with its programs including education for adults and youth, late night theatre to experiment with and gain experience, readers theatre for playwrights’ unpublished works, lunchtime theatre to bring art to the workday and screenings of independent film artists. And true to its roots, the Theatre maintains ongoing dialogues with the community, including Dialogues with theatergoers after the first Sunday matinee performance of each of its main stage plays, at Readers’ Theatre nights, and other presentations, providing an opportunity for theatergoers to discuss the plays with the director and artists. Writers who cover the Tucson arts scene say the Theatre provides its audiences with “the best total package”—plays, performances and productions that are high in artistic and technical quality. Beowulf Alley has received critical acclaim, including two Mac Awards and seven MAC nominations. The company has presented over 325 performances to Tucson audiences since 2002 and has served hundreds of theatre artists. The theater also provides performance and rehearsal space for other Tucson theater companies. For more information, log on to www.beowulfalley.org. We thank the National Endowment for the Arts, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, the Tucson Pima Arts Council, the Janet S. Brunel Residuary Trust, and our business sponsors for their support.
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