Revolver stages one-off nationwide live event
LONDON — Revolver Entertainment, U.K. distrib for rock band Kings of Leon’s docu feature “Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon,” is launching a one night only satellite screening event in Blighty to coincide with the pic’s Edinburgh Film Festival preem.Docu, which is set to preem on June 25 in Edinburgh with the band in attendance, will screen across 150 sites in Blighty simultaneously followed by a live, interactive Q&A with auds across the country. The European preem follows the docu’s world preem at the Tribeca Film Festival in April. The biographical story tracks the band’s beginnings in America’s Deep South as they battle with their belief in God and the conflicts indulgences such as alcohol, recreational drugs, and rock and roll offer up to their religious background. Docu features interviews with the band, plus exclusive footage of other family members and influential figures in the band’s lives and career. Pic is directed by Stephen C. Mitchell and produced by Phear Creative’s Casey McGrath. “Kings of Leon are undoubtedly the biggest band in the world at the moment,” claimed Revolver topper Justin Marciano. “We’re anticipating a huge response from fans across the country as we beam the film across a record 150 screens.” The all-rights U.K. distribution deal was struck between Revolver’s Dave Bishop and Lucy Taylor, CAA’s Micah Green and Vector Management’s Ken Levitan and Andy Mendelsohn. The DVD is skedded for a Christmas release in the U.K.