FF:VIC FANBOYS - To Australia, it will come! (Australian Premiere in Melbourne on June 5)

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  1. acmi_leia Jedi Padawan

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    ACMI Cinemas Presents the Australian Premiere season of Long Play:
    Fanboys (M)
    Fri 5 Jun ? Sun 21 Jun 09 - strictly limited run!

    ?Glories in its devotion to the pop culture phenomenon that is Star Wars?the cult-like commitment of fanboys and fangirls across the geek spectrum is depicted with great fervour.?the definitive tribute to a generation of sci-fi nerds? - The Chicago Maroon

    ?Their life-changing trek marks a spiritual journey of sorts, one governed by a form of pop-culture worship in which George Lucas' Star Wars mythology serves as the prevailing religion.? - Variety

    ?pretty dang fun - quadruply so if you happen to be a Star Wars fanatic? - Cinematical.com

    The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) will hold the Australian Premiere of Fanboys, the long anticipated film celebrating fandom and the cult of the Star Wars franchise. ACMI will present an exclusive limited season from Friday 5 June to Sunday 21 June, 2009.

    The Force is strong with Eric, Linus, Hutch and Windows, Star Wars fans since childhood. For them being a ?fanboy? is more than just a title, it?s a badge of honour. Spurred by impatience and an undying loyalty to their cause, these former high school friends reunite to undertake the road trip of their fantasies.

    On Halloween night 1998, six months out from the release of Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, they hatch a plan to drive west, cross-country in Hutch?s Millennium Falcon-style, Star Wars-detailed van, to break into their own personal ?Mecca?, George Lucas? Skywalker Ranch. The plan is to see a rough cut of the film, allowing one in their number, who is terminally ill with cancer, to see it before he dies. For the rest of them, the glory of being able to stake their claim as the first fanboys in history to watch it, is enough to propel them though this crazy adventure.

    Along the way, they recruit a fangirl, Zoe (TV favourite Kristen Bell, Veronica Mars, Gossip Girl, Heroes, Deadwood, also starred in the film Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and score a hot tip from Harry ?Ain?t It Cool News? Knowles (Ethan Suplee, Randy in My Name Is Earl) which leads them to a Deep Throat at a Star Trek convention in Vegas, where the Star Wars devotees are challenged by long time rivals, the ?Trekkies?.

    The main disciples of George Lucas? works are played by a superb cast of up and coming film and TV stars. Jay Baruchel (Windows) is known for his work in films Million Dollar Baby, Tropic Thunder, Knocked Up and the memorable portrayal of Vic Munoz, the obsessed Led Zeppelin fan in Almost Famous. Dan Fogler (Hutch) is a Tony award winning actor, who has made the transition from theatre to film to star in Balls of Fury, Good Luck Chuck, Kids in America and was in the voice cast of Kung Fu Panda. Sam Huntington (Eric) is best known for his roles in Detroit Rock City, Superman Returns and Not Another Teen Movie and featured in many a US television drama and his on-screen best buddy is played by Chris Marquette (Linus) who currently stars in Disney?s Race To Witch Mountain opposite Dwayne ?The Rock? Johnson.

    Fanboys co-stars comedy man-of-the-hour Seth Rogen (almost unrecognisable) playing two characters and features cameos from the likes of William Shatner (Star Trek?s Captain James T Kirk), Carrie Fisher (Star Wars? Princess Leia), Billy Dee Williams (Star Wars? Lando Calrissian), cult director Kevin Smith (Zack and Miri Make a Porno), Danny Trejo (Planet Terror) as well as Christopher McDonald and David Denman (from the U.S. version of The Office).

    The journey Fanboys took from script to screen is a well documented one that has lead to fans having staunch opinions on the film. As the story of the film?s gestation goes; writer Ernie Cline penned Fanboys back in 1997 with the intention of shooting and releasing a ?small? project by-fans-for-fans before Star Wars: Episode 1 The Phantom Menace was released in 1999. He showed the script to Harry Knowles (Ain?t It Cool News) who championed it online, sparking the interest of fans and pretty soon the mainstream media
  2. oldbenk31 Jedi Knight

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    I would really like to see this in a theatre, nothing compares to that. Im defintely going one night during its run.
  3. tahiriveilax Jedi Master

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    I'm going to see it! I'm so excited!
  4. lordvaderFF FanForce Chapter Rep

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    HEY...maybe we could have a VICFF outing and all attend on the same day.

  5. tahiriveilax Jedi Master

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    That would be awesome! I'm going with my friends, my friend is dressing up as Darth Vader. I said that if she dresses up as a Trekkie, she would get booed :) I looked on the site, and I can see Fanboys to buy tickets yet [face_worried]
  6. acmi_leia Jedi Padawan

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    Session times just announced overnight here:
    http://www.acmi.net.au/longplay_fanboys.aspx

    Tickets on sale soon

    Stay tuned for more information on special events associated with the season

  7. lordvaderFF FanForce Chapter Rep

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    Hmmmmmmmmmmm...wonder if I should bring "The Suit" out of retirement for this one.

    I'm sure the guys at Lucasfilm wouldn't mind me "strapping on the leather" one more time.
  8. Ree Force Ghost

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    Is it shameful to say I haven't heard of this before? But it sounds so cool I can't wait to see it! WHy isn't it being released in mainstream cinemas?
  9. acmi_leia Jedi Padawan

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    Pre-sales now open at:
    http://www.acmi.net.au/longplay_fanboys.aspx

    Punters encouraged to come in costume!

    All welcome, even trekkies, but yes, you may be booed!

  10. acmi_leia Jedi Padawan

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    Breaking news! [face_dancing]

    FANBOYS director Kyle Newman has just confirmed to hold a special Q&A session live from LA on opening night.

    This special Q&A will be right after the 9pm session on opening night, Friday 5 June. Only those with a ticket to the 9pm session are able to attend.

    We're sure there are many questions you have for Kyle, and you'll have many more after seeing the film, so don't miss this chance to ask your questions.

    Further breaking news:

    Arrive 30mins early to any session on OPENING NIGHT FRIDAY 5 JUNE and bring a camera for your chance to have your photo taken with a Star Wars character, performed by Melbourne's own The 501st collective with their movie-accurate costumes.

    You heard it here first!
  11. acmi_leia Jedi Padawan

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    SORRY ALL but I have yet another update you will be interested in.... we just keep adding special features to these screenings....

    ACMI Cinemas Presents Long Play
    Fanboys (M)
    Kyle Newman, 90 mins, USA, 2008, 35mm. Courtesy: Roadshow Films

    DIRECTOR Q&A SESSION ADDED!
    Friday 5 June following the 9.00pm session
    Director Kyle Newman will answer your questions from LA
    Moderated by film journalist Thomas Caldwell

    Attention Fanboys and Fangirls:
    The first 20 individuals to come in Star Wars costume to the 9.00pm session on opening night, Friday 5 June, will get free admission for themselves into that session.

    Opening night will also feature some of your favourite Star Wars characters ready to pose for photos with you. Arrive 30 minutes before the 7.15pm or 9pm sessions on Friday 5 June to have your photo taken with Darth Vader or a Storm Trooper, courtesy of Melbourne?s The 501st Collective. BYO camera.

    We also have FIVE Fanboys posters (limited edition, courtesy of Roadshow) which we would like to make available to the first 5 people who turn up dressed in costume to the 7:15 pm session - that's right, the earlier session (they deserve some kind of incentive too)!


    For more information, please refer to the media release here: http://www.acmi.net.au/media_fanboys.htm?bkTxt=more%20media%20releases

    Official (US) website, with trailer: http://www.fanboys-themovie.com/


    That's it from us!




  12. Ree Force Ghost

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    Ok. So I am not working next Friday as I must go to the opening night to get a photo with the 501st Legion!

    EDIT: I just bought my tickets [face_dancing]
  13. SirNickTheTiny Jedi Knight

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    I really want to go to this, but will anyone else be going ?
    Ree, what session are you going to ?
  14. Ree Force Ghost

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    Oops! Sorry Nick I totaly missed this post! Serves me right. I should come here more often and check in.

    I went on premier night, the 5th June. It was so funny! [face_laugh] I remember some bits were unremarkable, like the Star Wars/Star Trek fights. I didn't even realise there was a feud. IF there is, then Star Wars is way cooler and edgy than Star Trek- you only need max 2 ppl to pilot a starship in Star Wars :p

    One of the guys dressed up as one of those Imperial pilots that fly with Vader during the first battle at the Death Star (ANH), he couldn't see through his costume, and when he came into the cinema he kept tripping down the stairs or losing his balance [face_laugh] It was pretty funny.
  15. lordvaderFF FanForce Chapter Rep

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    I'm organising a trip to see Fanboys if anyone is interested?

    PM me.
  16. lordvaderFF FanForce Chapter Rep

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    Such a huge response....don't know if I can cope. [face_whistling]

  17. Dags Force Ghost

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    If I want to see a fanboy I just look in the mirror :)

  18. lordvaderFF FanForce Chapter Rep

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    Touche Mr Dags...Touche!
  19. DarthXan318 Manager Emeritus

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    So who's gone to see it? What did you think? :D
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