Wednesday, June 11, 2008

DAWN OF THE DEAD mall screening is...canceled.

It is with great sadness that we report the following news:

Due to reasons entirely beyond our control, the Rolling Roadshow screening of the original DAWN OF THE DEAD at the Monroeville Mall in Pittsburgh will not be taking place. We sincerely apologize to everyone who was excited to attend, and assure you that no one was more excited about this show than we were.

We also look forward to joining you for countless exciting and uncanceled film events in the future.

Your friend,
the Original Alamo

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Public Flickr Account Created...

Were you at the 2008 Rolling Roadshow Tour: the Leone Edition? We've set up a public Flickr account for everyone to post their photos so there is one central location for all the images and memories. I've started with a few of mine and will update more over the next few days.

Log in at Username: leoneroadshow, password: dollars. Upload everything you have that you want to share.

I have to say that this tour was the most magical experience in roadshow history for me personally, and I thank all of you for being a part of it. I hope to see you all again next year, in whatever locale fate takes us. In the meantime, please stay in touch and visit us in Austin anytime!


Tim and Karrie League
founders, the Rolling Roadshow

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Photos from the first Spain Roadshow screening

Things could not have gone better at our first roadshow screening in Spain: a tremendous crowd, great weather, exceptional projection and a fun party after the film. We screened A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS at the Cortijo el Sotillo under the stars in Spain on June 6 to kick of the 4th annual Rolling Roadshow Tour. The Cortijo el Sotillo was used as Ramon's "small house" throughout the film, including the opening shot of the film. I've posted a few photos to the Alamo Flickr site. We'll be posting up more in the next few days, so check back again soon! Tonight we're off to the whitewashed town of Los Albaricoques, which was used in all three films, but most extensively in FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

We have landed in Spain! - shows begin in 2 days!

We landed in Madrid this morning and had a very Spanish lunch with our old pals Eugenio Mira (THE BIRTHDAY - Fantastic Fest 2005) and Nacho Vigalondo/Nahikari IpiƱa (TIMECRIMES - Fantastic Fest 2007). After a brief siesta, we hit the road for Almeria. We have a press conference with the Diputacion tomorrow at noon (The Diputacion is a sort-of county municipal office who is helping to promote the screenings in the region). After that, a technical run-through with the projection company and a dry-run of the Spanish subtitling system we created. Still no idea at all on how many folks will make it out to these free screenings, but I think it's going to be pretty big. At the very least, we'll have fellow Austinites Ron Deutsch and Marc English to hang with at the after-party.

The tour was promoted on Julie Moody's KUT program last week - you can check it out the interview online here.

We'll be taking lots of photographs and posting them to the Alamo Flickr site and on Facebook and I also packed the karaoke machine for the after-party, so God only knows what videos may also surface.

First up is A Fistful of Dollars on Friday, followed by For a Few Dollars More on Saturday and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly on Sunday. By the way, the Spanish title for For a Few Dollars More translates to "Death Used to Have a Price." I think I like that title better.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Quentin Tarantino cancels Spain appearance

(June 2, 2008) In an interview at the Cannes Film Festival, Quentin Tarantino told the press that he had finished his draft script for INGLORIOUS BASTARDS and was ready to begin gearing up for pre-production so he could have the film ready for Cannes 2009. (Read the report on JoBlo).

Quentin deeply apologizes to his fellow Leone devotees for having to pull out of his commitment to the Roadshow Tour in Spain. We understand that work on the film comes first, and we wish him luck in the project ahead.

The Rolling Roadshow screenings will instead be introduced by regional Leone experts.

Karrie and I are boarding the plane tomorrow morning to meet up with the production crew in Almeria the day after tomorrow. We hope to see you in southern Spain for what will be the greatest Leone fan gathering ever!

Complete information on the Rolling Roadshow Tour: the Leone Edition

Leone Rolling Roadshow Radio Spot

The Sergio Leone Rolling Roadshow mini-tour is coming up fast. Here's how people are getting jolted out of bed in the morning all over Spain! Yee-hah!!!

DL that radio commercial here.