TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Acura, third time presenting auto sponsor of the Sundance Film Festival, will host a Q&A with Sound City film director Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana) at the innovative Acura Studio on January 21, during the Sundance Film Festival. Grohl will participate in the Q&A discussion with press hosted by Acura and moderated by Elliot Scheiner, seven-time GRAMMY® award winning music producer/engineer and designer of the Acura ELS sound system.
Sound City will premiere on Friday, January 18 at 2:30 p.m. at The MARC Theater. Grohl, who will travel to Park City, Utah this month along with select artists featured in the film and its forthcoming soundtrack album commented, "As a first time director, I am humbled to be able to share my passion for songwriting and storytelling with this incredible cast of legendary musicians, as seen through the extraordinary story of America's greatest unsung recording studio, Sound City. Being included in this group of artists is a true honor, and the Sundance Film Festival is the perfect place to premiere a film about craft, integrity, and passion for art. I am over the moon!"
In addition to the Sound City Q&A with Dave Grohl, Acura is hosting a variety of events at the Acura Studio (528 Main Street, Park City, UT 84060) which launched in 2010. Acura is giving one lucky winner and their guest access to some of these events through the "Sundance Film Festival Fly-In" sweepstakes. Participants can enter the sweepstakes on Acura's Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Acura). The grand-prize for the sweepstakes includes:
- Trip to Sundance Film Festival (airfare)
- Passes to the Sound City film premiere
- Passes to the Sound City after-party concert
- Luxury ski-in accommodations for three nights
- Ground transportation
- Other surprises
"Acura is a luxury brand founded on forward thinking and innovation, so the Acura Studio is the perfect place to host a Q&A with Dave Grohl, one of the most innovative artists of our time," said Mike Accavitti, Vice President of Marketing Operations. "What a thrill it will be for the lucky winner that is able to join us at this exciting event."
Participants have just a few days left to enter for a chance to win the Acura Sundance Film Festival Fly-In.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Sweepstakes began on December 20, 2012 at 6:00 a.m. Pacific Time and ends on January 9, 2013 at 8:59 p.m. Pacific Time. Open only to legal U.S. residents residing in the forty-eight (48) contiguous United States or Washington D.C. and who are at least eighteen (18) years of age or the age of majority in their state of primary residence at the time of entry. The Grand Prize winner must be available to travel from January 17, 2013 – January 21, 2013. See Official Rules at http://www.acurasundance.com/rules for additional eligibility restrictions, prize descriptions/restrictions/ARVs and complete details. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes sponsored by American Honda Motor Co., Inc. For information please visit Acura's Facebook page, "Sundance Film Festival Sound City" tab.
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Sound City, the film, was conceived by Grohl after purchasing the legendary custom-built Neve 8028 recording console from Sound City Studios last year. The board, built in 1972, is considered by many to be the crown jewel of analog recording equipment, having recorded such artists as Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Cheap Trick, Guns and Roses, Fear, Nirvana, Rage Against the Machine, Slipknot, Nine Inch Nails, Metallica, and countless other musical legends over the past 40 years.
Through interviews with the artists and producers that created decades of musical history at Sound City, the film showcases the amazing history of the studio, focuses on the albums recorded there that went on to change the world, then explores the human element of music in an age of technology, and features performances of new music created exclusively for the film.
Grohl's personal connection to Sound City began with the 1991 recording of Nirvana's breakthrough album, "Nevermind." Selling over 30 million copies worldwide, "Nevermind" changed the entire musical landscape and forever altered the course of Dave Grohl's life.
The official trailer for Sound City can be seen at http://soundcitymovie.com
Roswell Films, a division of the Roswell Records label that releases Foo Fighters music, will distribute the film. Key personnel involved with the film include Producer/Director Dave Grohl; Editor Paul Crowder (Dogtown & Z Boys, Once In a Lifetime, Riding Giants); and Writer Mark Monroe (The Cove, Once In a Lifetime, The Tillman Story). The film is also being produced in conjunction with Jim Rota, John Ramsay, and Therapy Studios.
The Sundance Film Festival®
A program of the non-profit Sundance Institute®, the Festival has introduced global audiences to some of the most ground-breaking films of the past two decades, including sex, lies, and videotape, Maria Full of Grace, The Cove, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, An Inconvenient Truth, Precious, Trouble the Water, and Napoleon Dynamite, and through its New Frontier initiative, has showcased the cinematic works of media artists including Isaac Julien, Doug Aitken, Pierre Huyghe, Jennifer Steinkamp, and Matthew Barney. The 2013 Sundance Film Festival® sponsors include: Presenting Sponsors – HP, Acura, Sundance Channel and Chase Sapphire PreferredSM; Leadership Sponsors – DIRECTV, Entertainment Weekly, FOCUS FORWARD, a partnership between GE and CINELAN, Southwest Airlines, Sprint and YouTube; Sustaining Sponsors – Adobe, Canada Goose, Canon U.S.A., Inc., CIROC Ultra Premium Vodka, FilterForGood®, a partnership between Brita® and Nalgene®, Hilton HHonors and Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Intel Corporation, L'Oreal Paris, Recycled Paper Greetings, Stella Artois® and Time Warner Inc. Sundance Institute recognizes critical support from the Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development, and the State of Utah as Festival Host State. The support of these organizations will defray costs associated with the 10-day Festival and the nonprofit Sundance Institute's year-round programs for independent film and theatre artists. www.sundance.org/festival
Founded by Robert Redford in 1981, Sundance Institute is a global, nonprofit cultural organization dedicated to nurturing artistic expression in film and theater, and to supporting intercultural dialogue between artists and audiences. The Institute promotes independent storytelling to unite, inform and inspire, regardless of geo-political, social, religious or cultural differences. Internationally recognized for its annual Sundance Film Festival and its artistic development programs for directors, screenwriters, producers, film composers, playwrights and theatre artists, Sundance Institute has nurtured such projects as Born into Brothels, Trouble the Water, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Amreeka, An Inconvenient Truth, Spring Awakening, Light in the Piazza and Angels in America. Join Sundance Institute on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
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