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    The Concessionaires Must Die!

    Directed by America Young
    U.S. | 88 minutes | World Premiere | World Cinema Now

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    The Concessionaires Must Die!

    Directed by America Young
    U.S. | 88 minutes | World Premiere | World Cinema Now

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    The Concessionaires Must Die!

    Directed by America Young
    U.S. | 88 minutes | World Premiere | World Cinema Now

In another world not entirely unlike this one, the dedicated staff of a single screen repertory theater put their heads together to keep their beloved picture palace open. This affectionate slacker comedy mixes pop culture trivia with goofy shoestring parodies of Hollywood classics new and old.

film synopsis

Hard times for the gang at the Monarch: a one-screen movie theater bringing the best in vintage and cult cinema to the masses, or more often, four nerds and a couple of kids who ought be in school. With a multiplex about to open just down the street, Gabby (Zakareth Ruben) decides it's time to smell the coffee, sell up and cut out. But her brave team of dedicated concessionaires, led by uber-geek Scott (David Blue), refuses to give up. Surely there must be some way to keep the dream alive?

The feature directorial debut from actress America Young is an engaging slacker comedy peppered with goofy movie parodies executed with tender, loving care on a shoestring budget (everything from Batman to Casablanca, Star Wars to Conan the Barbarian-and that's just the first five minutes). On top of that you get celebrity cameos (Stan Lee, Dan Lauria), a treasure trove of pop culture trivia, and a not-entirely-inaccurate elegy for a breed of plucky repertory movie houses dying a slow death through inattention and digital streaming. 

Schedule

January 8, 2017 4:00 PM Mary Pickford Theater Tickets not available
January 9, 2017 6:30 PM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available

film details

Country: U.S.
Year: 2016
Running Time: 88 minutes
Premier Status: World Premiere
Language: English
Director: America Young
Producers: Zakareth Ruben, Ron Cohen, Jason Dibler, April Wade
Principal Cast: David Blue, Talia Tabin, John M. Keating, David A. Cooper, Stan Lee
Cinematographers: George Feucht
Editor: Scott Turner
Music: Austin Creek
Screenwriter: Sam McCoy, America Young, John M. Keating
Website: cmdthemovie.net

guests in attendance

America Young – Director

David Blue – Actor

Talia Tabin – Actor

John M. Keating – Actor

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