Film Festival presents special event including red carpet broadcast and interactive Q&A
Sedona AZ (December 26, 2012) – Tribeca Film, in a partnership with Emerging Pictures, will be bringing Glee star, Chris Colfer’s film debut, “Struck by Lightning”, to the Mary D. Fisher Theatre in Sedona for a one-night-only special interactive Q&A screening. This special theatrical event will be hosted by cinemas across the country Sunday, Jan. 6 — the same night as the film’s red carpet premiere. Showtime will be 6 p.m.
Fans all over the U.S. will be virtually united and given the unique chance to see the comedy in theaters before its theatrical release date. Colfer will participate remotely from the LA premiere for a live and interactive webcast Q&A at the conclusion of the film. Viewers will have the opportunity to ask questions via social media.
Golden Globe winner Chris Colfer and Rebel Wilson (“Pitch Perfect”) star in this hilarious comedy about surviving high school when your classmates don’t get you, your parents are crazy, and all you have are your dreams.
In addition to starring in the movie, Colfer also wrote the screenplay for the film, which had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival and was met with a standing ovation. Directed with awareness and exuberance by Brian Dannelly (Saved!), the highly anticipated film also stars Allison Janney, Polly Bergen, Rebel Wilson, Christina Hendricks, Dermot Mulroney, Sarah Hyland and Angela Kinsey.
High school senior Carson Phillips (Chris Colfer) was destined for bigger things than his close-minded small town could ever offer. He was on a path to greatness, but destiny had a different plan when he was suddenly killed by a bolt of lightning in his school parking lot.
Demonstrating that life is what happens while you’re busy planning your future, Carson recounts the last few weeks of his life via witty, insightful flashbacks, including a blackmail scheme targeting the popular kids in school that he concocts with his best friend (Rebel Wilson, Bridesmaids), and a home life that includes a mother (Allison Janney, Juno, “The West Wing”) who’s more interested in the bottle than her son’s future and an estranged father (Dermot Mulroney, My Best Friend’s Wedding) who suddenly appears with a pregnant fiancée (Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men”).
“Struck By Lightning” — the premiere event — will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sunday, Jan. 6 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.