Another screening added along the Arizona route: 8pm on April 12th in Columbia, Missouri at the RagTag Cinema! Can't wait to show the film at Rag Tag! And in a town we've never been before which, oddly, shares a name with the capital of South Carolina which Brent did a live shorts show in a few years back (here are some pics from that show) as part of the awesome Indie Grits film fest and which also contains it's own wonderful non-profit movie theater, the Nickelodeon! As a person who grew up in a place where there was one tiny arthouse movie theater a few towns away I definitely recognize the importance of places that program an alternative to the local multiplex.
These small town cinemas seriously deserve some applause for exposing audiences everywhere to something new- I can't imagine who I'd be if I hadn't seen Life Is Beautiful as a teenager in a little, dark, brick theater in a small New Jersey town. This post also reminded me of that recent NY Times article about the importance of even the older, mainstream theaters too! Despite their hesitation to show edgier films they still help foster a local community audience which is just as important- watch locally think locally? Watch locally think globally? Watch global films, locally? Either way, every small town/independent cinema is important and the chance to share our film in these venues is something I am really proud of!