The BACK ALLEY FILM SERIES will screen it’s fourth film on October 20th at the CAROLINA CINEMAS CROWNPOINT on 9630 Monroe Rd. at 7:30 PM

TUCKER & DALE VS. EVIL, released by MAGNET, won the 2010 South by Southwest (SXSW) Audience Choice Award and was an Official Selection at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.  The film takes the typical “college kids go into the woods and bad things happen” and completely turns the horror sub-genre completely upside down.

The story begins with two friends, Tucker (Alan Tudyk of Serenity, Knocked Up and currently ABC’s Suburgatory) and Dale (Tylrer Labine of the CW drama Reaper and the recent The Rise of the Plane of the Apes) as two best friends that have pulled their money together to get a dilapidated mountain cottage and turn it into their vacation home.  After a group of preppy college kids set up camp near the duo, they rescue one of the coeds after the rest of her group is scared off by the antics of the two fun loving hillbillies.  The journey that follows is a total misunderstanding and leads to an ever growing body count on screen, and growing hysterics from the viewers.

The screenplay of TUCKER & DALE was written by University of Southern California Graduates Eli Craig and Morgan Jurgenson back in 2005 and spent some time making the rounds of studio development executives in the LA area.  While all that read the screenplay loved the story, they didn’t know how to convince their employers to finance it.  After a long period of waiting and an abundance of meetings and pitches, Thomas Augsberger of Eden Rock Media and Deepak Nayar of Kintop pictures, teamed up to help the fresh graduates turn their screenplay into an actual budgeted production.
With funds in place, the film took up on the west side of Calgary in the Province of Alberta Canada in the summer of 2009.  With weather being a large challenge, the cast and crew survived the frequent rain and thunderstorms to wrap shooting in just over a month.

BAFS is also proud to announce that prior to the screening of TUCKER & DALE, the Charlotte Film Community will screen the winning short film of their most recent MADE IN CHARLOTTE film competition.  With the theme being “PHOBIAS”, BAFS and CFC  are proud to have a great chance to showcase some of Charlottes local talent.  Co-Founder and PR Manager Juli Hood Emmons describes the Charlotte Film Community as a “Group of film lovers with the common goal of meeting together to create film and grow awareness of film in the Charlotte area.” When asked about teaming up with BAFS to screen their shorts every few months during the series Emmons stated “BAFS is doing an amazing job of bringing quality films to the area and we (CFC) are so excited to be included as a part of that.”  More info about the Charlotte Film Community can be found on their website at www.charlottefilmcommunity.org.

For more information about screenings, press information, movie times and ticket cost, contact Brandon Falls at 704.807.0435, pr@backalleyfilmseries.org or visit us on Facebook (@backalleyfilmseries) and Twitter (@backalleyfilm). You can also learn more about The BACK ALLEY FILM SERIES by visiting our website at www.backalleyfilmseries.com.

The Charlotte Film Society is a non-profit organization that has been in screening diverse foreign, art house and independent films to the Charlotte community since 1982.  The society’s mission is to bring alternative, interesting, unique and fun films to Charlotte that would otherwise not play (or haven't played) in the area at the local multiplex.  Annual memberships are $10 and you can learn more at www.charlottefilmsociety.org or via email charlottefilmsociety@gmail.com


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