Kevin Smith brings ‘Red State’ to Australia

Kevin Smith

Red State (2011) poster

UPDATE: Red State will now be released in Australia on 13 October 2011.

A few days ago we announced that Curious Film will bring Kevin Smith’s controversial horror film Red State to Australian screens on 22 September. Now thanks to Smith’s radio station SIR, part of his SMODCAST network, we get the news that the man himself will be coming Down Under for Q & As with the film.

Written and directed by Kevin Smith and produced by Jonathan Gordon, RED STATE stars 2011 Academy Award® winner for Best Actress Melissa Leo and Emmy® winner John Goodman, plus Kyle Gallner and Michael Parks. The film debuted at this year’s Sundance Film Festival to much notoriety when Smith ended studio bidding by buying his own film for $20 and declaring he would be self-distributing the film theatrically. Smith has since toured the film around the country to enthusiastic audiences, grossing close to $1 million to date at the US box office from only 15 single show engagements.

RED STATE tells the story of a group of teens in Middle America who receive an online invitation for sex, but soon encounter fundamentalists with a much more sinister agenda.

Thanks to Dave Longo from DamnGoodCup for the heads-up to this one.

Red State (2011)

Red State will be released on 22 September 2011 in Australia by Curious Film.

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