Did you head all the way out to Washington DC today for the Jon Stewart / Stephen Colbert, Rally To Restore Sanity today? Well just because the rally is over doesn’t mean there isn’t anything left to do for free in DC tonight.
The badass folks over at Drafthouse Films are currently touring FOUR LIONS (check out James’ review here) across the country, and they’ll be screening the film for FREE tonight. You’ll also get a chance to meet the director of the film, Chris Morris, as well as the Alamo Drafthouse Grand Badass, Tim League.
FOUR LIONS will be screening tonight at Midnight at the E Street Cinema (555 11th Street) in Washington DC. All of the other details can be found below, as well as the trailer for the film, to get a taste of what you’re in for. Follow their blog, BadassDigest.com, or their Twitter feed, for up to the minute details on the event. Given the hilarious and timely nature of the film, as well as all of the people who will potentially be there tonight, I’d imagine the event is going to fill up quickly so go early! You can RSVP on Facebook, but I don’t think that guarantees you a seat.
While I haven’t had a chance to see the film yet (it’s coming to Portland in mid-November), everyone I know who has seen it, has loved it. Travis had a chance to see it at Sundance earlier this year, and James just recently attended a screening in New York. This is certainly a film you won’t want to miss, and be sure to bring along your friends!
If you’d like to know more, check out my recent podcast interview with Tim League and Moises Chiullan, discussing the film, as well as Drafthouse Films plans with touring FOUR LIONS.
Today at 11:30pm – Tomorrow at 2:30am
|Location||E Street Cinema
555 11th Street
After The Daily Show‘s Rally to Restore Sanity, join us for a free sneak preview screening of FOUR LIONS at the E
Director Chris Morris will be in attendance to answer questions about the film.
…Admission is free and first come, first serve. Get there early!
Four Lions is a whip-smart laugh out loud comedy that illuminates the war on terror through satire and farce. Blitzing the notion that a comedy about jihadists is a contradiction in terms, the film grossed an astounding £3M at the UK box office and was hailed by critics as ‘a brilliant film ‘“ astonishingly funny’ causing ‘so many different kinds of laughter its almost incredible’.
Writer director Chris Morris based the idea on extensive research. ‘These cells have the same group dynamics as bachelor parties and five a side basketball teams. Plans are upset by arguments, egos, testosterone and idiocy. Terrorism is about ideology but it’s also about doofuses.’
Four Lions has taken the festival circuit by storm. Following its sell-out success as the buzz hit of the Sundance Film Festival, Four Lions packed the coveted closing night slot of South by Southwest, won the Independent Camera Award at Karlovy Vary and was voted Best Narrative Feature by audiences at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
‘I’ve been a huge fan of Chris Morris’ comedic television and radio for years. To launch our new distribution label with what I consider to be a modern classic is a dream come true,’ said Tim League.
Four Lions will kick off a 10 city promotional screening tour with Chris Morris in attendance in mid-October. The film is slated to release this fall in New York, Los Angeles and Austin and will expand wider in the following weeks.
One of the great comedy minds of our time, award-winning satirist Chris Morris has turned his eye on the modern jihadist.