Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Jon Contino and Olly Moss’ ‘Four Lions’ Movie Poster

Alamo Drafthouse Films has revealed the movie poster for their first release, Four Lions. The minimalistic poster was created by Jon Contino and Olly Moss. The movie, which premiered at Sundance, is an British indie comedy about a splinter cell of bumbling jihadists. Check out the previously released trailer and more information on where you can see this film on the big screen.

Drafthouse Films announced today that Chris Morris’ new comedy Four Lions will open in select cities on November 5. The film will expand wider in the weeks following the November 5th opening. The current list of cities and theaters includes:

Angelika Film Center, New York, NY

Regent Westwood, Los Angeles, CA

E Street, Washington, DC

Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA

Ritz at the Bourse, Philadelphia, PA

Lumiere, San Francisco, CA

Shattuck, Berkeley, CA

Varsity, Seattle, WA

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – South Lamar, Austin, TX

Four Lions is a whip-smart laugh out loud comedy that illuminates the war on terror through satire and farce. Blitzing the notion that a comedy about jihadists is a contradiction in terms, the film grossed an astounding £3M at the UK box office and was hailed by critics as “a brilliant film – astonishingly funny” causing “so many different kinds of laughter it’s almost incredible.”

Writer director Chris Morris based the idea on extensive research. “These cells have the same group dynamics as bachelor parties and five a side basketball teams. Plans are upset by arguments, egos, testosterone and idiocy. Terrorism is about ideology but it’s also about doofuses.”

Four Lions has taken the festival circuit by storm. Following its sell-out success as the buzz hit of the Sundance Film Festival, Four Lions packed the coveted closing night slot of South by Southwest, won the Independent Camera Award at Karlovy Vary and was voted Best Narrative Feature by audiences at the Los Angeles Film Festival.

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