by JJ Marise
New York, NY (Hollywood Today) 9/20/13 -“Our Twitter feeds are exploding with anxious and loyal fans who are excited to rock out with their favorite stars Alan Rickman, Ashley Greene, and Stana Katic,” says CBGB filmmaker Randall Miller. Hollywood Today has confirmed the red carpet on Oct 8th at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema will include the film’s stars, notable musicians and special celebrity guests. Since the official announcement by the CBGB Music and Film Festival 2013, the $50 Super Pass tickets are expected to sell out quickly.
The Pass includes a CBGB Red Carpet Experience for the opening night premiere, a meet and greet with the filmmakers, the 2013 Music Showcase and Film Screenings Badge, which allows access to all screenings and showcases (a $50 value), collectibles including the limited-edition 2013 Festival Poster, and infamous CBGB swag. The premiere will be held at Landmark Sunshine Cinema at 143 East Houston St., New York, NY 10002. Available screening times are 8:20pm or 8:30pm. Tickets: cbgb.com.
The Festival – named for the legendary downtown New York club CBGB that was the birthplace of American punk rock and new wave music – will be held October 9-13, 2013. It will offer a mixture of music from 700 emerging and established artists at 150 NYC venues; music business conferences; industry panel discussions; and screenings of films, many accompanied by Q&As with directors, producers and stars.CBGB opens in theaters October 11th. It tells the true story of the famous 1973 venue and founder Hilly Kristal, portrayed by Alan Rickman. Its all-star cast also includes Malin Akerman as Blondie, Ashley Greene, Johnny Galecki, Rupert Grint and Justin Bartha as The Dead Boys, Stana Katic as Genya Ravan, Foo Fighter drummer Taylor Hawkins in his screen debut as Iggy Pop, Mickey Sumner as Patti Smith and Joel David Moore as Joey Ramone. With 16 on-camera musical performances, the film features over 60 classic songs by the Talking Heads, The Ramones, Blondie, Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, The Police and The Dead Boys, among others.