TORRANCE, Calif., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Long proven as ardent supporters of the niche scene of one of rock's most exciting subgenres, garage, Scion A/V made its first foray into feature length documentary with New Garage Explosion!!: In Love With These Times, this past November. The label is pleased to announce that the film, once limited to the digital online realm, is going to be presented in select theaters across the country in exclusive engagements free to the public on a strictly first come first served basis. The list of screening cities and locations follow below.
ABOUT THE FILM
After a brief nod to garage's humble beginnings amongst American youth in Detroit during the 1960s and its contribution and influence on '80s punk, New Garage Explosion!!: In Love With These Times focuses on the scintillating present. As it pans trans-nationally, the camera profiles artists like the late Jay Reatard, Black Lips, The Dirtbombs, Thee Oh Sees, Smith Westerns, Vivian Girls and many more in an attempt to understand not only the exponential ascent of garage rock's popularity but the reason these people feel so passionately about it. A wide-eyed glimpse into a musical movement, the film is as much about the music as it is about the people contributing to the distinct scenes of the San Francisco, Oakland, Detroit, New York, Memphis, Atlanta, and Portland garage communities.
VBS directors Joseph Patel and Aaron Brown worked with producer/journalist Mike McGonigal to offer a particularly in depth examination of a multi-dimensional and often misunderstood slice of popular culture unfolding in front of us. New Garage Explosion!!: In Love With These Times is a candid snapshot of this magically vibrant moment in rock history, inspirational and brimming with DIY purity.
FULL LIST OF SCREENINGS (ALL 7-9pm)
April 7 - Atlanta, GA - Midtown Art Cinema
April 7 - Bloomfield Hills, MI - Maple Art Theatre
April 21 - Washington, DC - E Street Cinema
April 21 - Cambridge, MA - Kendall Square Cinema
April 21 - Chicago, IL - Century Centre Cinema
April 21 - Greenwood Village, CO - Greenwood Village
April 21 - Milwaukee, WI - Downer Cinema
April 21 - San Diego, CA - Hillcrest Cinema
April 28 - Los Angeles, CA - The Landmark
April 28 - Minneapolis, MN - Lagoon Cinema
April 28 - Philadelphia, PA - RITZ at the East
April 28 - San Francisco, CA - Embarcadero Center Cinema
April 28 - Seattle, WA - Metro Cinemas
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Scion, from Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., was developed with a new generation of youthful buyers in mind. Scion's mission is to provide distinctive products, the opportunity to personalize, and an innovative, consumer-driven process at the retail level. The brand features three ground-breaking models with a wide array of standard features: the xD urban subcompact five-door, the iconic xB urban utility vehicle and the tC sports coupe. Scion launches the all-new, premium micro-subcompact iQ in 2011. The Scion brand often applies new practices in all aspects of its business and pushes the creativity envelope with non-traditional advertising and marketing to engage young consumers. Scion also supports originality through its programs in the artistic community. For more information, visit www.scion.com.
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