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Sony to Release THE INTERVIEW

Exciting news this morning.  Sony has announced that it will show THE INTERVIEW on Christmas Day at "selected theatres."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/23/sony-the-interview-screenings_n_6373096.html

Our friends at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin have already booked it.

We at the Jean Cocteau are trying to do the same.

Watch this space for further details.

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diogosalazar
Dec. 23rd, 2014 07:03 pm (UTC)
That's really great. Too bad I don't live anywhere near you so I could visit the Jean Cocteau.
nelson_rathbone
Dec. 23rd, 2014 07:17 pm (UTC)
Who is North Korea for God's sake?
North Korea - a nation that has isolated itself from the rest of the world, where over half it's population is suffering from widespread famine and severe malnutrition that over 90% of North Koreans have stunted growth. North Korea claims themselves "Socialists" yet they have absolutely nothing in common with Socialism or Communism, if they truly were a socialist state they would be in a much better situation than they are in now.

They also claim they are a "self-dependent state"... if that's true tell me why are they kissing the arses of the United States, Russia, China, and yes even South Korea for food aid? North Korea pretends as a badass that scares other nations of their "great power" yet they never show the side of when they are complete ass lickers. The United States - the country North Korea wants to nuke so badly - has provided countless humanitarian aid effort to North Korea, especially during the 1990s when the country faced severe flooding and devastation of crops.

Why would anyone in there right mind be afraid of North Korea is beyond me...Instead of fearing this sorry state people should be pitying them...Then again we have cowards like Sony that are to afraid to release a movie because the big bad fat boy may get his feelings hurt and will retaliate by sending his cyber army to destroy anyone caught watching The Interview.

Last I checked Saddam Hussein and his Iraq also had weapons of mass destruction and an image of fear throughout the world. Didn't take too long for him to get eradicated did it? And his military wasn't made up of 4"9 foot soldiers suffering from starvation.

North Korea needs to wake up and get a hold of itself immediately...They have no allies to speak of, yes China hates them as well, their environment is in devastation with barely any fertile land to produce agriculture, the North Korean people are starving to death, and their nuclear program is dependent on other countries such as Russia, Pakistan, and Iran.

They are in no situation to be bullying anyone. I will do anything and everything in my power to make sure The Interview is released worldwide playing in every single cinema or theatre.

And to you Mr. Martin I will buy a drink.
Nick Jensen
Dec. 23rd, 2014 07:26 pm (UTC)
Selected theatres
well, that is a small win for free speech... They should have released the movie world wide for the big one... dont you agree George?
saxster
Dec. 23rd, 2014 07:30 pm (UTC)
Gotta love the Drafthouse, my local favorite.

However, have to wonder if this entire thing has been drummed up by Sony as a publicity stunt...
grrm
Dec. 23rd, 2014 07:32 pm (UTC)
I think that is unlikely.
mofette
Dec. 23rd, 2014 08:23 pm (UTC)
Unlikely, but Occams Razor, so many people have said this would happen from the start...
WalthervdVogel
Dec. 23rd, 2014 10:17 pm (UTC)
One of the benefits of Sony being hacked is that if it were truly a grand conspiracy, we'd have probably heard all about it alongside all the other embarrassing stuff that was leaked.

Unless they faked the hacking, as well, in which case I hope the movie makes enough to compensate for the class action lawsuit filed by Sony's employees, the leaked scripts, the public relations disaster and all the other assorted unpleasantness Sony has suffered as a consequence of it. Not even getting into the massive backlash that would follow the revelation that Sony planned it all as a publicity stunt.

Edited at 2014-12-23 10:21 pm (UTC)
mofette
Dec. 23rd, 2014 10:38 pm (UTC)
I realise now that by saying this I've turned into one of /those/ people. I'm going out for a walk.
divalicious
Dec. 23rd, 2014 11:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
thank you for saying so. I'm one of the thousands of employees whose lives have been thrown into disarray over this and it's disheartening seeing a lot of people comment that they think it's a stunt. But hey, I'm hardly going to be objective about it - for me, it's a gigantic mess that's affecting every sphere of my life- personal, professional, financial, coworkers, friends, and now my industry, art, political, national spheres ... for them it's just a comment on a news story. Still - it stings when people chalk it up to some sort of cynical maneuver that makes little sense to do and would be at the expense of so many. We are just normal people, trying to put food on the table for our families.
The movie is funny - on par with "This is the End" - thank you for working to screen it.
Nicholas Henderson
Dec. 23rd, 2014 07:39 pm (UTC)
I would love to watch The Interview, one of the perks of living in Santa Fe!
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Wutzi_bu
Dec. 23rd, 2014 09:56 pm (UTC)
1. That was not Georges official Twitteraccount.
2. His official Twitteraccount is not managed by him.
3. I am pretty sure that, that was not a real North Korean Twitteraccount^^
WalthervdVogel
Dec. 23rd, 2014 08:28 pm (UTC)
The movie looks pretty bad. It always has. Bad trailer, lame jokes, weak concept. In questionable taste, as well, since it will almost certainly just use North Korea and Kim Jong Un for a cheap laugh without highlighting the horrendous suffering of the people actually living there. What's next? Idi Amin: the Musical?

As a result, I feel conflicted. I wouldn't touch the film with a twenty foot pole outside of the controversy, but I feel like seeing it is a gesture of protest against those who would try to silence free speech through threats.
BurqueTwit
Dec. 23rd, 2014 08:30 pm (UTC)
Tell me when to drive up!
OK, I'm ready to drive to SF to see the movie...not because I think it will be a good movie but just because NK is NOT going to tell me what movies I can see!
cemeteryconsort
Dec. 23rd, 2014 08:57 pm (UTC)
Every time I heard on the news that no one would show the movie, I kept raving, YES THEY WILL! Give it to the Indies!
insurrbution
Dec. 23rd, 2014 08:59 pm (UTC)
The next movie I want to see from Sony is Spectre.

Good news for the fans, though!
Jean_VJ_
Dec. 23rd, 2014 10:35 pm (UTC)
Chilled speech
This is a good start, but the chilling effect on speech has already taken place. Paramount, an unrelated studio, refused to allow the screening of Team America and I'm sure many studios are worried about retaliation hacking if they release a movie critical of North Korea (or anybody else). Every studio needs to come together and issue a statement saying that they won't be deterred by people trying to chill their speech and that they are unwilling to allow this type of intimidation to affect which stories they want to tell.
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