Interactive Screening of "Glee" Star Chris Colfer's Film Debut, "Struck by Lightning," Will Be Offered in January
18 Dec 2012
Tribeca Film, in a partnership with Emerging Pictures, will offer a one-night-only interactive screening of "Glee" star Chris Colfer’s film debut, "Struck by Lightning," to theatres nationwide.
This special theatrical event will be held Jan. 6, 2013, the same night as the film’s red-carpet premiere.
Colfer will participate remotely from the Los Angeles premiere for a live and interactive webcast Q&A at the conclusion of the film. Viewers will have the opportunity to ask questions via social media. A full list of participating theatres can be found by clicking here.
"Struck By Lightning," which arrives in cinemas nationwide Jan. 11, will also be available on demand starting Dec. 19 through a variety of video-on-demand offerings, as well as iTunes, Amazon Watch Instantly and VUDU.
In addition to starring in the movie, Colfer also wrote its screenplay. Directed by Brian Dannelly, the motion picture also stars Allison Janney, Polly Bergen, Rebel Wilson, Christina Hendricks, Dermot Mulroney, Sarah Hyland and Angela Kinsey.
"High school senior Carson Phillips (Chris Colfer) was destined for bigger things than his close-minded small town could ever offer," according to production notes. "He was on a path to greatness, but destiny had a different plan when he was suddenly killed by a bolt of lightning in his school parking lot. Demonstrating that life is what happens while you’re busy planning your future, Carson recounts the last few weeks of his life via witty, insightful flashbacks, including a blackmail scheme targeting the popular kids in school that he concocts with his best friend (Rebel Wilson, 'Bridesmaids'), and a home life that includes a mother (Allison Janney, 'Juno,' 'The West Wing') who’s more interested in the bottle than her son’s future and an estranged father (Dermot Mulroney, 'My Best Friend’s Wedding') who suddenly appears with a pregnant fiancée (Christina Hendricks, 'Mad Men')."
"Struck By Lightning" is a co-production between Permut Presentations and Camellia Entertainment in association with Inphenate and Evil Media Empire. It is produced by David Permut, Roberto Aguire and Mia Chang. Along with Colfer, the executive producers include Jason Michael Berman, Glenn Rigberg and Lawrence Kopeikin. Co-producers on the project are Monica Aguirre Diez Barroso, Steve Longi and Mark Moran.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.