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2011-08-01 10:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Drafthouse Films, the film distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, today announced the acquisition of US rights to THE FP from its July 30th screening at Montreal's Fantasia International Film Festival. Set in a near post-apocalyptic future, THE FP centers on two rival neon-clad gangs raging an underground turf war for dominance of Fraizer Park ("The FP") in the deadly arena of "Beat-Beat Revelation" - a competitive dance-fight video...

2011-07-14 09:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fantastic Fest is proud to announce our first wave of programming for the seventh edition of Fantastic Fest, happening September 22-29 in Austin, Texas. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/FFLOGO) This batch of 20 films spans the globe from Japan, Belgium, Mexico, Russia, Hong Kong, Korea and of course the USA. We're debuting digital restorations of Italian horror classics and a stunning 3D epic with more objects flying in your...

2011-06-13 12:36:00

AUSTIN, Texas, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Drafthouse Films, Timpson Films and Magnet Releasing have secured genre heavyweights Xavier Gens (Frontiers, Hitman) and Christopher Smith (Severance, Black Death) to join Noburo Iguchi (Robo Geisha, Machine Girl) and Kaare Andrews (Altitude) along with 21 other directors to make up the talented roster behind THE ABCs OF DEATH, a twenty-six chapter anthology feature that showcases death letter by letter. The 26th Director spot will be determined...

2011-05-16 11:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alamo Drafthouse and Texas Monthly today announced their collaboration for the 2011 Rolling Roadshow, marking the first all-Texas tour of free outdoor 35mm screening experiences pairing famous movies with famous places. This year the Alamo Drafthouse and Texas Monthly joined forces to celebrate film in the Lone Star state by tapping into Texas' rich production history to celebrate the ten best Texas films and screen them in the iconic...

2011-05-13 09:15:00

CANNES, France, May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Drafthouse Films, Timpson Films and Magnet Releasing announced today that they will produce THE ABCs OF DEATH, a twenty-six chapter anthology feature that showcases death in all its vicious wonder and brutal beauty. Alamo Drafthouse CEO/Founder Tim League and Timpson Films CEO Ant Timpson will co-produce. Magnolia International will also handle all international sales. Production begins in June 2011, with completion slated for January 2012, six...

2011-03-08 09:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alamo Drafthouse, "#1 theater in America" (Entertainment Weekly) and Fandango, the nation's #1 moviegoer destination, have partnered to offer online and mobile ticketing on Fandango, in addition to current ticketing on Alamo Drafthouse sites. The online and mobile ticketing will cover first run films at all Alamo Drafthouse locations, as well as their special brand of signature programming, including Sing-Alongs, Quote-Alongs, Big Screen...

2011-01-10 11:16:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and Dogfish Head Craft Brewery have teamed up for the "Off-Centered Film Fest" short film competition on April 15 & 16 in Austin, TX. Featuring off-centered films for off-centered people, the festival celebrates the DIY approach of both the Alamo Drafthouse & Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. Submissions for the festival are being accepted now with a deadline of March 1st to enter. Rules and submission instructions...

2010-10-21 10:12:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Movies, food, booze, fun - Badass Digest springs from the movie-loving culture of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas and is dedicated to all the aspects of a badass lifestyle. The Alamo Drafthouse is pleased to announce that Devin Faraci, former editor of CHUD, will assume the role of Editor-in-Chief of BadassDigest.com. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101007/DA78674LOGO) Badass Digest is putting the fun back in being a nerd. We know that...

2010-10-07 14:21:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Drafthouse Films announced today that Chris Morris' new comedy Four Lions will open in select cities on November 5. The film will expand wider in the weeks following the November 5th opening. The current list of cities and theaters includes: Angelika Film Center, New York, NY Regent Westwood, Los Angeles, CA E Street, Washington, DC Kendall Square, Boston, MA Ritz at the Bourse, Philadelphia, PA Lumiere, San Francisco, CA...

2010-09-15 12:54:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Fantastic Fest will host a World Premiere screening of Zombie Roadkill, from FEARnet and Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert's Ghost House Pictures, at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar on Friday, September 24th at 8pm with Academy Award-nominated actor Thomas Haden Church, David Dorfman (The Ring films, Texas Chainsaw Massacre), and director David Green in attendance at a special post-screening Q&A, which will be moderated by FEARnet on-air host Spider...


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This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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