Back to selection


Kevin Smith continues his maverick release strategy of his latest film Red State by announcing today that he’ll be screening a one-night only nationwide simulcast of the film on Sept. 25. at Quentin Tarantino’s New Beverly Cinema in L.A.

The film will screen at select theaters nationwide through a unique partnership with Ira Deutchman‘s Emerging Pictures theater network, including the post screening Q&A with Smith which will be digitally streamed live from the New Beverly into all of the participating theaters, allowing audience members to interact directly with Smith utilizing Twitter.

Red State had its VOD premiere yesterday after grossing over $1 million to date in 22 single engagements, according to the release. The film is currently undertaking an Oscar-qualifying run, though Smith has tweeted that it’s for the actors not him.

Smith’s unique DIY release of the film began at this year’s Sundance when after putting together an auction for the rights to the film dramatically bought it himself $20. Then in March, Smith began a 15 city tour that kicked off at New York’s Radio City Music Hall, which grossed $162,000 during one show. Though the film is currently available on VOD and will be release on DVD and Blu-ray through Lionsgate on Oct. 18, Smith has tweeted numerous times that he plans to screen the film at arthouses for years to come.

To learn more about the Red State simulcast and stay up to date on screening dates go to

© 2016 Filmmaker Magazine
All Rights Reserved
A Publication of IPF