‘ROGER WATERS THE WALL’
GROUNDBREAKING CONCERT FILM BROUGHT TO CINEMA SCREENS WORLDWIDE FOR THE FIRST TIME ON SEPTEMBER 29
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DENVER – June 22, 2015 – Roger Waters, the creative genius behind musical pioneers Pink Floyd, in association with Fathom Events and Picturehouse Entertainment, is set to bring his groundbreaking masterpiece, “Roger Waters The Wall,” to cinemas across the globe on Tuesday, September 29 at 8 p.m. local time for one night.
‘The Wall Live’ – the biggest worldwide tour by any solo artist in history – now comes to select movie theatres as a groundbreaking concert film, written and directed by Roger Waters and Sean Evans. “Roger Waters The Wall” is a film that unfolds on many levels: an immersive concert experience of the seminal 1979 Pink Floyd album, road movie of Waters’ reckoning with the death of his father in World War II, and a stirring film that highlights the human cost of armed conflict. Additionally, this event will feature an exclusive “in conversation” with Roger Waters and Nick Mason, where the Pink Floyd rhythm section will reunite over the breaking of bread and the answering of questions sent in by fans.
Tickets for U.S. showings of “Roger Waters The Wall” are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. The event will be presented in more than 300 select U.S. movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
Described by critics as “nothing short of breath-taking” and “visually magnificent,” “Roger Waters The Wall” had its premiere at last year’s Toronto Film Festival. Beyond the outstanding music, Waters reflects on the impact of war on his own family as he embarks on a deeply personal pilgrimage. Woven throughout the film, the journey offers a revealing, candid portrait of a man who has been through enough, and lived in the world long enough, to be passionately and unapologetically anti-war.
The concert portion of the film was shot in 4K and mixed in Dolby Atmos during Waters’ sold-out 2010-2013 ‘The Wall Live’ tour. This concert production featured a massive 500-foot iteration of one of the most iconic pieces of rock ‘n’ roll staging – the famed “wall.” Seen by over 1.5 million fans across North America, 1 million fans across Latin and Central America and 1 million fans across Europe, that total of more than 4 million fans worldwide, makes Waters’ the biggest worldwide tour by a solo artist, ever.
Roger Waters said, “I hope these worldwide screenings this coming September 29 will be a good opportunity to remember, not just our fallen loved ones, but all the other guys’ fallen loved ones. Ashes and diamonds foe and friend we were all equal in the end.”
John Rubey, Fathom Events CEO, said, “Moviegoers will get a unique opportunity to see a new take on a beloved musical masterpiece this September. Along with our partners at Picturehouse, we are pleased to bring Roger Waters’ vision to fans in the best possible sound and picture.”
Marc Allenby, Director of Distribution at Picturehouse Entertainment, said, “The team at Picturehouse Entertainment are thrilled to be bringing ‘Roger Waters The Wall’ to cinemas around the world. This very special Concert has already touched millions of fans worldwide and we are looking forward to building on this success to make a truly exceptional cinema event.”
“Roger Waters The Wall” is a Rue 21 Productions presentation of a film by Roger Waters and Sean Evans. Music by Roger Waters, Music Production by Nigel Godrich, Edited by Katharine McQuerrey, Photography by Brett Turnbull. Executive Producer is Mark Fenwick. Producers are Roger Waters, Clare Spencer. Directors are Sean Evans and Roger Waters.
For further information visit www.rogerwatersthewall.com.
About Fathom Events:
Fathom Events is the recognized leader in the alternative entertainment industry, offering a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, the performing arts, major sporting events, music concerts, comedy series, Broadway shows, original programming featuring entertainment’s biggest stars, socially relevant documentaries with audience Q&A and much more. Fathom Events takes audiences behind-the-scenes and offers unique extras, creating the ultimate entertainment experience. It is owned by a consortium called AC JV, LLC., comprised of AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), the three largest movie theater circuits in the United States. In addition, Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live events to 820 locations in 177 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
About Picturehouse Entertainment:
Picturehouse Entertainment is the leading global distribution company for Event Cinema and has been at the forefront of the industry since its inception. Most recently the company saw huge success with Monty Python Live (mostly), beamed live from the O2 into over 2,000 cinemas across 52 countries around the world.
Picturehouse Entertainment represents regular partners the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Bolshoi Ballet, the National Theatre and Glyndebourne as well as releasing an eclectic range of one-off events such as Stephen Fry’s talks, The Fry Chronicles and More Fool Me, and David Bowie is happening now transmitted from the V&A’s sell-out exhibition and the record breaking Doctor Who Day of the Doctor.
Picturehouse Entertainment’s feature film releases include BAFTA winner The Imposter, Shane Meadows’ The Stone Roses: Made of Stone, Ben Wheatley’s A Field in England, The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology featuring Slavoj Žižek, Jeremy Saulnier’s acclaimed thriller Blue Ruin and award-winning docu-drama 20,000 Days On Earth featuring Nick Cave and directed by Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard.
Picturehouse Entertainment is the distribution arm of Picturehouse Cinemas, the owner and operator of 21 Picturehouse Cinemas and programming agent for a further 42 venues across the UK.