TORRANCE, Calif., Dec. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Third time presenting auto sponsor of the Sundance Film Festival, Acura, will be presenting multi-GRAMMY® award winning rock band, the Eagles, world premiere of their documentary, History of the Eagles: Part One at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Prior to the film's premiere, the innovative "Acura Studio" in Park City will host a special appearance by the Eagles — Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit — and an exclusive preview clip from the film.
History of the Eagles: Part One will premiere on Saturday, January 19 at 9:30 p.m. at The Eccles Theater and will be followed by a Q&A with producer Alex Gibney and director Alison Ellwood.
"For the last 5 years, and intensely this past year, we have been putting together this documentary of our history with Alex and Alison, who have contributed their extraordinary talents to help us tell our story," said Glenn Frey of the Eagles. "We're all very pleased with the progress so far, and are excited to see the finished product at Sundance."
The film explores the band's creation and rise to fame in the 1970s through their breakup in 1980. More than 25 new interviews were conducted with all current and former band members, as well as with many others who have been closely involved in their history. In addition, the documentary features previously unreleased home movies and archival footage, including a rare 1977 concert film from the Hotel California tour. Personal photos, video and memorabilia amassed by the Eagles over the course of their career will also be seen for the very first time.
"Acura is thrilled to return to the Sundance Film Festival for the third consecutive year as the presenting auto sponsor," said Mike Accavitti, Vice President of Marketing Operations. "This year our roots grew deeper collaborating with the Eagles on an integrated campaign that includes hosting the world premiere of their documentary, a luxury sweepstakes to attend the festival hosted on Acura's Facebook page and an Eagles' guitar auction that will raise money for a local charity."
On December 20, Acura launched the "Sundance Film Festival Fly-In" sweepstakes, giving one lucky winner and their guest an opportunity to enjoy the Sundance Film Festival first-hand with the Eagles and Acura. The grand-prize:
- Trip to Sundance Film Festival (airfare)
- Passes to the Eagles film premiere and Q&A session
- Luxury ski-in accommodations for three nights
- Ground transportation
- Other surprises
Sweepstakes begins on December 20, 2012 at 6:00 a.m. Pacific Time and ends on January 9, 2013 at 8:59 p.m. Pacific Time. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. 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 History of the Eagles Part One" tab.
In addition, on January 19, Acura will launch an online "Eagles Guitar Auction" that will feature an acoustic guitar autographed by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit. Proceeds from the silent auction will benefit the Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter, a non-profit organization located in Park City, Utah, with a mission to Preserve the land and the human connection to the natural landscape, to Educate the local and broader communities about the value of nature, and to Nurture both the ecosystem and the people connected with it.
On Saturday afternoon, January 19, members of the Eagles will appear at the Acura Studio (528 Main Street, Park City, UT 84060), which was launched in 2012 and has played host to several big events, to autograph a signature acoustic guitar and kick off the charity auction.
Acura offers a full line of technologically advanced performance luxury vehicles through a network of 272 dealers within the United States. The Acura lineup features seven distinctive models including the RL luxury performance sedan, the TL performance luxury sedan, the TSX Sport Wagon and sedan, the ILX compact luxury sedan, the RDX luxury crossover SUV, the MDX luxury sport utility vehicle and the ZDX four-door sports coupe.
The Eagles have sold more than 120 million albums worldwide, earned five No. 1 U.S. singles and six GRAMMY® Awards. Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 is the best-selling album of all time, exceeding sales of 29 million units. The band's Hotel California and Eagles Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 have sold more than 16 million and 11 million albums, respectively. The Eagles were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. For more information, visit the band's website at www.eaglesband.com.
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 non-profit Sundance Institute's year-round programs for independent film and theatre artists. www.sundance.org/festival
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