Radio Free Albemuth has been in ‘radio silence’ mode while we were in the midst of negotiating relatively complex distribution strategies for the film – and completing the unexpectedly difficult and technically complex “delivery” of the film.
But “delivery” is complete - And we finally have definitive news to announce…
JUNE 27th -
- In 1905 – Russian sailors mutinied onboard the Battleship Potemkin (the basis for Segei Eisenstein’s landmark film
- in 1929 – the first color television was demonstrated
- in 1942 – FBI captured 8 Nazi saboteurs from a sub off Long Island, New York.
- 1967 – The world’s first ATM is installed in London.
- 1969 – Police raid Stonewall Bar in Greenwich Village, NY, hundreds of gay patrons protest against police for 3 days
- 1990 – Salman Rushdie, condemned to death by Iran for his novel The Satanic Verses.
- Birthday of anarchist Emma Goldman, blind-deaf author Helen Keller, and the great Polish director Krzysztof Kieslowski, and…
In 2014 – the day that Radio Free Albemuth will open in theaters in at least ten cities across the United States. Also the same day that Radio Free Albemuth will be available across a wide array of Video on Demand Platforms in the U.S. To be followed by the DVD release and an exclusive subscription streaming window to be announced shortly.
The first and most important of several deals with partner companies has been signed – and the ink is not even yet dry on the page. Our theatrical booking for the initial ten city release and digital sales partner will be a Los Angeles based company called Freestyle which has overseen the release and digital sales of other indie films such as Bottle Shock, Me & Orson Welles and The Illusionist.
More details will follow shortly about other distribution partners – and hopefully news on the international front.
Many thanks to all our Distribution Kickstarter Backers, Slacker Backers and Philip K. Dick fans and people who saw Radio Free Albemuth at film festivals for your support, sharing and enthusiasm. We can’t do this without you!
We’ll be asking for your help in the weeks that follow to make this an unprecedented grass-roots success in bringing the vision of Philip K. Dick to the widest audience possible. You can start now by sharing this announcement on social media, signing up on our mailing list and liking Radio Free Albemuth Facebook page.
Special Sneak Preview of
at TusCon 40 Friday night at 9 pm.
November 8, 2013
Writer/Director John Alan Simon in attendance!
Radio Free Albemuth opens The Philip K. Dick European Science Fiction Festival in Lille, France.
October 25- 27, 2013
18 rue Gosselet 59000 Lille
Full Philip K. Dick European Science Fiction Festival Schedule in English, click here.
Full Philip K. Dick European Science Fiction Festival Schedule in French, click here.
Radio Free Albemuth Cast & Crew, click here.
September 14, 2013 - Admission is FREE
6 pm Philip K. Dick Tribute
7 pm Radio Free Albemuth Screening
The Mayor of Santa Ana and City Council and OC Film Fiesta declare September 14 “Philip K. Dick Day.” There will be a special advance screening of RADIO FREE ALBEMUTH prior to its USA Theatrical Release, followed by a Q and A with director John Alan Simon.
Admission is FREE!
Fiesta Twin Theatres: 305 – 100 E. 4th Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Radio Free Albemuth has been invited to screen at the prestigious Indie Night Series at Lincoln Center. With a Q and A after the screening with Writer/Director John Alan Simon about adapting Philip K. Dick’s novel to the screen.
Tuesday, June 4th at 8:30PM
Francesca Beale Theater
ELINOR BUNIN MUNROE FILM CENTER
Film Society of Lincoln Center
New York City
To buy tickets please click here.
Radio Free Albemuth Director highlighted in Belfast Film Festival Industry Events.
Practical Independent Filmmaking Workshop by award winning Radio Free Albemuth writer/director/producer John Alan Simon covering production, distribution and marketing across new technologies. Learning traditional and new media techniques in marketing and distribution of television and film content. Only 35 places available so please book in advance.
Radio Free Albemuth is hailed by Variety as an “engrossing adaption, well performed, that should connect strongly with Philip K. Dick’s fanbase and attract upscale audiences seeking Sci-Fi with political and philosophical substance.” As president and chief executive officer of Discovery Productions, Simon has been involved with the production, financing, sales, distribution and marketing of studio films like The Getaway and many successful independent features including Out of the Blue (Dennis Hopper), The Wicker Man (starring Edward Woodward); The Haunting of Julia (with Mia Farrow and Tom Conti) and many others. For the last four years, he has produced and moderated BAFTA/LA’s annual seminars for the American Film Market, on such topics as British filmmaking tax-incentives, low-budget production, adaptation and strategies for theatrical distribution.
FRIDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 7 at 7:30 pm. Red Carpet Gala. Q+A with John Alan Simon
“The Philip K Dick Film Festival opens its 2012 season with Radio Free Albemuth the masterful adaptation of Philip K Dick’s novel. Radio Free Albemuth was directed by John Alan Simon (producer of the Getaway) and stars Shea Wigham (Boardwalk Empire) , Jonathan Scarfe ( Savages), Katheryn Winnick (Love and other drugs) and Alanis Morrisette.” – THE PHILIP K DICK FESTIVAL
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