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Rant: Kinky Boots lack of distribution - Nothing to See Here

Apr. 14th, 2006

02:12 pm - Rant: Kinky Boots lack of distribution

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Kinky Boots is a remarkably funny British film, with a lot of heart, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor of Serenity (The Operative) fame. Damn does Chiwetel have a set of lungs, too.

urox and I were lucky enough to be able to see a sneak preview at the incredible Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, California, however today it is in general release, so I go to check which local theatres are showing it. WTF?!? Nothing closer to San Jose than the Landmark Bridge on Geary St. in ... San Francisco! Huh?! That sucks.

On the up-side, I am sure it'll do really well in that single, solitary theatre in the entire Bay Area (given the number of Browncoats and ... ur, San Francisco residents ;) who'll go to see it, and given that it's featured on the front page of IMDb), but ... really. That is so sucky.

Current Location: home
Current Mood: irritatedirritated
Current Music: "I Want to Be Evil", performed by Chiwetel Ejiofor

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From:brianrubin
Date:April 14th, 2006 10:22 pm (UTC)
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Damnit, that stinks! Kinky Boots was an AWESOME movie.
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From:mavjop
Date:April 14th, 2006 10:52 pm (UTC)
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Indeed it was.
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From:mavjop
Date:April 14th, 2006 11:09 pm (UTC)
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Oh! Cool. I'm glad it's getting a slightly wider release than it seemed!
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From:bizzy_
Date:April 14th, 2006 11:17 pm (UTC)
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distributors often do smaller, regionally staged releases for films that they don't project a lot of return from. it saves a lot on prints and advertising, and also allows them to hedge a bit- they don't need to commit a lot of screens upfront. not every film is lucky enough to get a wide release :(
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From:mavjop
Date:April 14th, 2006 11:28 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, true. I was hoping that they might manage a somewhat wider release than they have for this movie, though.

That said, as densaer says, 'sounds like only a week later it's coming to San Jose at least, which is good.
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From:mavjop
Date:April 15th, 2006 05:37 pm (UTC)
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Cool. :)
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