EXCLUSIVE: Independent theater consortium The Art House Convergence has announced the final slate of programming for its inaugural Art House Theater Day event. Happening Saturday, September 24, the event created in partnership with crowdfunding platform Indiegogo showcases independent filmmakers of all genres and will present several previously funded feature length and short film projects at more than 195 theaters across the United States.
Titles announced today include: Amber Fares’ Speed Sisters, chronicling female race car drivers in the West Bank: the Slamdance hit documentary Batkid Begins from director Dana Nachman; and the theatrical debut of digital comedy series Con Men, starring Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion, that was recently renewed for a second season on Lionsgate’s Comic-Con HQ.
Among the previously announced Art House Theater Day films are the theatrical premiere of the Magnolia Pictures’ documentary Danny Says, the restored cut of Don Coscarelli’s horror-sci-fi cult classic Pantasm which premiered earlier this year at SXSW, Terry Gilliam’s Time Bandits, and a one-day-only presentation of Gkids A Town Called Panic: The Specials.
Created by Chicoine of Amherst Cinema (Amherst, MA) and Desai of Aperture Cinema (Winston-Salem, NC) Art House Theater Day is inspired by the success of Record Store Day in promoting independent record shops. The complete list of participating theaters can be found at the event’s official site.