Thursday, July 8, 2010
Just announced: The Alamo Drafthouse and Levi's have partnered to champion stories of our most celebrated celluloid workers. Throughout August's hazy summer nights, the Alamo and Levi’s will be taking the Rolling Roadshow to the people under the unified banner of ‘We Are All Workers.’
Rooted by one of the nation’s founding principles, We Are All Workers hits the road with nine seminal screenings proving that everybody’s work is equally important. True to form, each screening will be in the location where the film was shot or set.
Inspired by the spirit of the American worker, the Alamo and Levi’s have curated an eclectic line up that ranges from the the birth of the oil nation in Paul Thomas Anderson’s THERE WILL BE BLOOD to the futuristic corporate nightmare of Paul Verhoeven’s ROBOCOP. Championship contenders are crowned and humbled as Sylvester Stallone embarks on an an epic ROCKY-THON on the Liberty Steps, while Marlon Brando is washed-up ON THE WATERFRONT of the New Jersey docks. Law breakers are saluted as DIRTY HARRY takes to San Francisco’s Washington Square Park, Quentin Tarantino with JACKIE BROWN (schedule permitting), and Chicago’s finest, THE BLUES BROTHERS tear their musical mission from God across the country. Closing out the Roadshow is the the defining immigrant worker story of THE GODFATHER PART II which will screen from the rooftops and chimney stacks of New York’s Little Italy.
All Rolling Roadshow ‘We Are All Workers’ screenings are free, open to the public and will be accompanied by related events at each location. For more information and updates on individual shows and their related events, check back on the Alamo's Rolling Roadshow page or the Levi's Facebook group!
In the meantime, here's the line-up:
Aug. 6 - JACKIE BROWN at Los Angeles’ Del Amo Fashion Mall
Aug. 7 - DIRTY HARRY at San Francisco’s Washington Square Park
Aug. 8 - THERE WILL BE BLOOD at California’s Kern County Museum
Aug. 8 - CONVOY & RED DAWN Double Feature at the Ft. Union Drive-In in Las Vegas, NM
Aug. 13 - THE BLUES BROTHERS at Chicago’s Joliet Prison
Aug. 14 - ROBOCOP at Detroit’s Russell Industrial Center
Aug. 19 - ROCKYTHON! (ROCKY I-III) at the Philadelphia Art Museum
Aug. 20 - ON THE WATERFRONT at Hoboken’s Pier A Park
Aug. 27 - THE GODFATHER Part II on a Manhattan rooftop near Little Italy
As you've guessed, these shows will be epic, incredible and 100% unforgettable.
See you there!