SHRIEK EVENT IN ATLANTA--Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
“INVITED, LIKE THE FANS”—
A SHOWING OF SHRIEK: THE MOVIE, WITH SOUNDTRACK BY
THE CHURCH, BEFORE THE CHURCH’S VARIETY PLAYHOUSE CONCERT
AT THE FIVE SPOT
August 6, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The Five Spot
1123 Euclid Avenue, NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
Contact: Amit A. Gokhale
Stop by the Five Spot before The Church’s concert at the Variety Playhouse (right around the corner) August 6, between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m., to view Shriek, a short film with a soundtrack by The Church, written by World Fantasy Award winner Jeff VanderMeer. The Church are touring in support of their new CD Uninvited Like the Clouds.
Hosted by local writer and publisher Daniel Read, the event will also feature Church videos, door prizes (including Shriek beer and Church CDs), and other freebies. The movie will be shown at least twice: at 6:15 p.m. and again at 7:15 p.m. Members of The Church plan to make an appearance at the event, if their schedule permits.
Get to the Five Spot early to eat dinner and stay for the movie before going on to the concert. The event is free and open to the public. The Five Spot is one of Atlanta’s favorite bars, featuring great food and excellent entertainment. It is a smoke-free and open environment.
The film is based on VanderMeer's new novel Shriek: An Afterword, set in his popular surreal city of Ambergris. VanderMeer's previous work has made the year's best lists of Amazon.com, Publishers Weekly, LA Weekly, The San Francisco Chronicle, and many more. He has been called “the best fantasy writer of his generation”.
"Being able to get The Church for the soundtrack is a great example of synergy," VanderMeer said. "I wrote the novel while listening to The Church's entire catalogue, so for them to turn around and agree to do the music fit the movie perfectly."
According to Steve Kilbey from The Church, "It's great to make music that'll be heard along with something visual. Collaborating with media other than music sparks ideas for our own music, too."
The Atlanta showing is one of 15 such events across the U.S. in August, including film release parties in New York City, at the Clinton Street Theater in Portland, the Garfield Artworks in Pittsburgh, The Colony Theater in Raleigh (tentative), and the Variety Theater in San Francisco.
Directed by Finnish director Juha Lindroos, a founding member of the Helsinki 19, Shriek runs 14 minutes long and will be shown with the humorous short A Rough Guide to Ambergris. Steve Kilbey and Tim Powles from The Church contributed two voices for the film, while noted author Elizabeth Hand is the image of character Janice Shriek.
Over the next year, Shriek will be shown in indie theaters, at film festivals, bookstore venues, art galleries, and eventually be available on the internet. International events are already planned for Lisbon, Helsinki, London, and Berlin.
For more information on the film and Jeff VanderMeer, visit:
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