TORONTO 2010

Alamo Drafthouse Starts Distribution Label - Drafthouse Films

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September 9, 2010

Four Lions - Drafthouse Films

Some big news this morning. The world famous Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas announced that they're starting a distribution label called Drafthouse Films and will be releasing the British "terrorist comedy" Four Lions (that showed at Sundance earlier this year). "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 Drafthouse founder Tim League. This is exciting news for anyone in the film world, as the Drafthouse is a strong brand and it's great to see Tim testing the waters in distribution.

There aren't many details yet on how Drafthouse Films will work, but they'll be kicking things off with a 10 city promo screening tour (featuring Four Lions) before opening the film limited in New York, Los Angeles and Austin in the fall. I imagine that means it'll eventually open in all 10 cities or they wouldn't be building some buzz there without that promise. This is exciting because the indie distribution world is struggling a bit (Apparition is on the verge of shutting after a year) and I have enough confidence in someone as smart as Tim League to do a fantastic job with this. Let's hope this ends up being as successful as we all want them to be!

This is an exciting announcement and I'll be looking forward to seeing what other features Drafthouse Films picks up and how they handle the release of Four Lions. I've heard good things about the film, so I'm looking forward to seeing it. Tim League's Fantastic Fest at the Drafthouse in Austin starts up in a few weeks as well, so stay tuned for more from that fest. Visit the official Drafthouse Films website: drafthousefilms.com.

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  • http://www.myspace.com/shero_rauf/blog shero
    If you watch ( Four Lions ) specially with friends you will die from a bomb ... ! Sorry ... You will die from laugh !!! ;-) ... It is really a good comedy .
  • http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/2408/blackbabyjesus.gif Crapola
    'You'll die in those suits...' 'Yeah, but it's for a good cause'. Morris is hilarious I'm really looking forward to seeing Four Lions. Trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbRTDJdFkjE
  • beavis
    i just watched the trailer for "four lions" on Guardian..........it had a couple of laughs but i wasn't overly impressed with it.
  • http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/2408/blackbabyjesus.gif Crapola
    Hey Beavis, I watched it this evening it was pretty funny, I liked it mostly because the characters were quite believable. Some amazing lines too.

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