Below you will see some photos from the LA launch party for the film and a message from the film's Director Allan Brocka.
My Dear Friends and Family,
It's hard to believe that this day is finally upon us -- the theatrical opening of BOY CULTURE! I directed the film and co-wrote the script with Philip Pierce. It took nearly a decade to make.
The movie is based on a brilliant, critically-acclaimed novel by Matthew Rettenmund and is produced by Stephen Israel, Victor Simpkins and Philip Pierce. It has won 18 national and international awards. I've been as far as Africa, Brazil, Montreal, and London, promoting it and now we are now ready to send our baby out into the world.
BOY CULTURE opens in theaters Friday, March 23 in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco and we urgently need your help!
As many of you know, the first weekend box office determines if a film will sink or swim. Independent films like ours are left to fend for themselves each week. The opening weekend numbers will determine how wide our film plays and how long it lives in theaters.
BOY CULTURE does not have a marketing budget to buy expensive TV commercials or billboards. We have only the power of community and grassroots outreach. With its awards and positive reviews, Boy Culture is getting a lot of attention right now, so its box office performance will be watched carefully by others who are considering investing in gay-themed films. Supporting films like this one is like voting in an election. You are voting with your feet and your dollars.
So what can you do? There are three simple things, right now, where you are sitting.
1. Please forward this email to your friends and any groups you think may be interested in a film like this.
2. Buy tickets and come see the movie on opening weekend! Advance tickets are available on-line in LA now! Come alone or in groups! Tickets make great gifts! (www.laemmle.com ) or in NYC (moviefone.com ). (If you do not live near one of the opening week theaters, you could help us by buying tickets anyway!)
3. If BOY CULTURE is not coming to your city, please call your local art house theatre and ask them for it! We're trying to book it in every town possible, it's the theatres who don't think there's an audience for gay indie film. Just a single phone call from a local audience member can change someone's mind. It happens all the time!
Every single ticket makes a difference this weekend!
To find more information about the BOY CULTURE, to view the trailer and to read interviews with the actors, please go to: www.boyculturemovie.com or www.myspace.com/boyculture. So far, the early reviews have been positive.
The BOY CULTURE cast and film makers will be at the Sunset 5 in Los Angeles during the opening weekend to introduce the film. I hope to see you at theaters this weekend!
23 Mar 2007 Opens at Laemmle Sunset 5 West Hollywood CA
23 Mar 2007 Opens at the Castro Theatre San Francisco CA
23 Mar 2007 Opens at the Quad Cinema New York NY
6 Apr 2007 Opens at Landmark Century Centre Cinemas Chicago IL
13 Apr 2007 Opens at Landmark E Street Cinemas Washington DC
13 Apr 2007 Opens at Landmark Magnolia Theatre Dallas TX
13 Apr 2007 Opens Cinemas Palme d'Or Palm Springs CA
20 Apr 2007 Opens at Landmark Lagoon Cinemas Minneapolis MN
27 Apr 2007 Opens at Landmark Hillcrest Cinemas San Diego CA
27 Apr 2007 Landmark Varsity Theatres Seattle WA
4 May 2007 Opens at Landmark Midtown Art Atlanta GA
4 May 2007 Opens at Landmark Kendall Square Cinemas Boston All
11 May 2007 Opens at Landmark's Tivoli Theatre St. Louis All
11 May 2007 Opens at Gateway Cinemas Ft. Lauderdale FL