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Joe R Lansdale Documentary & Premiere Party

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Raised by 44 people in 4 months
From Bubba Ho-Tep to Hap and Leonard  and for all of the fans that have followed along throughout Joe R Lansdale's storied career,  All Hail The Popcorn King the  documentary  is something of a monument.  

This is a film that we can all get excited about!

Joe's unique voice has spanned multiple genres and been adapted for film and TV.  He has supported and collaborated with generations of writers, filmmakers and fans. Our film celebrates his contributions to Pop Culture through interviews with his many colleagues, fans and collaborators.  

The interview line-up looks like the invitation list to the All-Time Genre Luminaries Conference, and it includes:

* Bruce Campbell

* F Paul Wilson

* Mick Garris

* David J Schow

* Chet Williamson

* Keith, Kasey & Karen & Pamela Lansdale

* Brian Keene

* Judy Pancoast

* Jeani Rector

* Austin Holt

* Del Howison

* Yuri Lowenthal

* Andy Rausch

* Chuck Wiser

* Matt Venne

* Seba Pezzani

* Nick Damici

* Joe Hill

*James Purefoy

*Amber Benson

*Don Coscarelli

*Rick Klaw

*Christopher Moore

*Chad Lutzke

*ER Bills

*Susan Leighton

*Ann Collins Smith


Joe himself has collaborated with our team on this documentary, and he has generously granted us access to invaluable interviews and materials from his private collection.

We can't wait to give The Popcorn King a grand salute with this premiere, but to do that, we need your help.

Our goal through this campaign is to raise $2,000, which will cover the costs of  booking Austin's Alamo Draft House Cinema for a once-in-a-lifetime premiere screening of the documentary and a post film celebration with Joe's friends and family.

To reward our contributors you will receive:

*Exclusive access to tickets before the general public.

* Live streaming of the event

*Special access to extras from the the interviews and footage not used in the film.

*Donors who contribute $50 will receive a digital copy of the film.

*Donors who contribute $100 or more will receive a limited edition copy of the DVD.

The screening and celebration will be held at the Alamo Draft House, Slaughter Lane, Austin August 18th 2019 1-4 PM. Joe and his family will be there to chat with guests.
 
More information on the donor pre-sale and merchandise packages to be announced  on 5/15/19.

Thanks for all your support.

Hope to see you all  in Austin!
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We're in the home stretch now.

My Post Producer, Brian Mack is working hard on the rough cut which we will show to Joe for his approval when he gets back from Italy where he was honored with an award. Yay, Joe!!

World Class CGI Animator Yoshi Vu and Marvel Artist Daniel Quiles have done a really beautiful job on a special sequence for the film.

Kasey Lansdale and Vince White has generously offered to let us use their music in the film and then there's all of you wonderful supporters without whom this film could never have been made.

Brian Keene has invited Joe and I to join him for a Q and A on the film at KillerCon in Red Rock, Texas on Saturday 8/16 (TBD)

I will be in Austin the entire weekend Friday through Monday to meet with anyone coming to the screening who wants to meet up.
Joe and Karen will also be in town on Saturday & Sunday. I'm looking forward to a wonderful celebration of all things Lansdale!

We are closing the pre-orders for merch (except the DVD) on 8/1 so if there's a shirt or something you want please order it asap at www.squeeprojects.com/squee-merch

I'll update all the Donors with info about the live stream before 8.18 and about delivery of the digital download and the DVD of the film by September 1st.

Additionally, if you'd like your name in the film credits please email squeeprojects@gmail.com with the name you want used and CREDITS in the Subject line.

We're down to our last 7 tickets for the event so please share with your friends and they can use the discount code AstroRegular for $10 off each ticket. They also get a free Lansdale book!

Now some housekeeping:
The Event Schedule.
Doors at 1 pm
Welcome 1:15
Screening 1:30 -2:30
Rick Klaw Moderating Q & A with Joe and I from 2:45- 3:15 (This will be live streamed more info TBD)
3:20-4:PM Meet and Greet
4PM Doors


I'm so grateful that I'm able to honor Joe with this film and that you are all a part of it. THANK YOU!
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In the process of organizing all the transcribed interviews and b-roll for a paper edit of the film. Lots to do. We still have some tickets to sell, so tell your friends.
In the meantime, here's a fun clip of Joe talking about Texas history.
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We have 47 of 69 attendees for the premiere screening party in Austin on 8.18. Guests of honor include Joe, Karen, Kasey, Keith and Pamela Lansdale, Brian Keene and Yuri Loewnthal.
We have 20 hard cover copies of Cold in July to give away to tkts buyers and you can use the promo code AstroRegular for %20 off tkts.
Buy them here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/joe-lansdale-documentary-premiere-screening-party-tickets-61908110826
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I had the best time shooting the final footage for the documentary in Nacogdoches and hanging out with Joe Karen and Nicky. I'm very grateful for all the time they took for me and their incredible support of my work.
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