Michael C. Hall and Don Johnson Attend New York Premiere of COLD IN JULY Tonight
Tonight, May 21st, Time Warner Cable and Rooftop Films present the New York premiere of 2014 Sundance hit "Cold In July." Writer/director Jim Mickle and actors Michael C. Hall and Don Johnson will participate in a Q&A after the screening. "Cold In July" will be released in theaters and Video On Demand on May 23rd by IFC Films. Afterparty hosted by New Amsterdam Spirits.
The screening takes place tonight, May 21, 2014. Doors open at 8:00pm at Solar One, 24-20 FDR Drive, NY, NY (Service Road East at 23rd Street and the East River, New York, NY 10010. Subway: R/6 to 23rd St., walk all the way east).
COLD IN JULY (Jim Mickle | 109 min.)
How can a split-second decision change your life? While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane puts a bullet in the brain of a low-life burglar, Freddy Russell. Although he's hailed as a small-town hero, Dane soon finds himself fearing for his family's safety when Freddy's ex-con father, Ben, rolls into town; hell-bent on revenge. However, not all is as it seems. Shortly after Dane kills the home intruder, his life begins to unravel into a dark underworld of corruption and violence. Twists and turns continue to pile up as the film reaches its inevitable destination: a gore-soaked dead end.
Michael C. Hall brings a shell-shocked vulnerability to his portrayal of Dane that contrasts perfectly with the grizzled "badasses" portrayed by Sam Shepard and Don Johnson. Directed with an excellent eye for the visual poetry of noir, this pulpy, southern-fried mystery is a throwback to an older breed of action films; one where every punch and shotgun blast opens up both physical and spiritual wounds. Cold in July is hard to shake as an east Texas summer.
Admission is free for Time Warner Cable customers in NYC but RSVP is required. RSVP does not guarantee entry so early arrival is highly recommended. Priority seating will be given to Time Warner Cable customers. For more information and to RSVP: http://rooftopfilms.ticketleap.com/cold-in-july/.
About Rooftop Films: Rooftop Films is a non-profit organization whose mission is to engage and inspire the diverse communities of New York City by showcasing the work of emerging filmmakers and musicians. In addition to our Summer Series - which takes place in unique outdoor venues every weekend throughout the summer - Rooftop provides grants to filmmakers, teaches media literacy and filmmaking to young people, rents equipment at low-cost to artists and non-profits, and produces new independent films. At Rooftop Films, we bring the underground outdoors. For more information and updates please visit our website at www.rooftopfilms.com.