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Spurlock's 'Comic-Con Episode IV' Goes on Tour to Support Theatrical/VOD Release

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood February 24, 2012 at 8:00AM

No rest for the weary for Morgan Spurlock ("Super Size Me"). He's hitting the road with his latest doc, "Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope" with a multi-city, live road show designed to create a Comic-Con-like experience.
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Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope

No rest for the weary for Morgan Spurlock ("Super Size Me"). He's hitting the road with his latest doc, "Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope" with a multi-city, live road show designed to create a Comic-Con-like experience. Wrekin Hill and National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA) are backing the tour which begins April 5 in Atlanta with a screening of the film, exhibitor booths, costumes and panels. NY and LA theatrical and VOD day-and-date releases begin April 6.

The fanboy documentary offers a behind-the-scenes look at San Diego's comics-and-film-nerd mecca. Director-producer Spurlock says: "This film is a geek-tastic celebration of dreams and wonder. Comic-Con is not just an event, it is a state of mind, and this film shows why we love it and what everyone else has been missing."

Tour dates are listed below:

"Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope" Tour Dates

April 5th – Atlanta, Cobb Energy Center
April 6th – Orlando, UCF Arena
April 7th – Miami Beach, The Fillmore Miami Beach
April 12th – Rochester, Rochester Dome Arena
April 13th – Albany, Palace Theatre
April 14th – Philadelphia, Girard College
April 15th – Wallingford, CT, Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre
April 19th – Cincinnati, Taft Theatre
April 20th – Chicago, Rosemont Theatre
April 22nd – Detroit, Fillmore Detroit

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.