Austin exhibitor Tim League came to Los Angeles to promote the November 5 release of rookie director Chris Morris's fest hit Four Lions, the first film to be released by his expanding dinner-theater chain, The Alamo Drafthouse. We talked about the success of the Alamo theaters, the Austin film scene, hiring CHUD's Devin Faraci to create Alamo's new blog, Badass Digest, and why League felt compelled to launch indie distributor Drafthouse Films with a British terrorist comedy.
League is pretty smart about what's going on in indie cinema, and if anyone can figure it out, he can. The four-part video interview below is worth a listen.
Part One: Expanding the nine-theater Alamo theater chain, moving into L.A. and N.Y., Fantastic Fest.
Part Two: Identifying Alamo's "nerd" audiences and other demos.
Part Three: Why League brought over CHUD's Devin Faraci to write Alamo's Badass Digest blog.
Part Four: Going into distribution with Four Lions, with support from Magnolia, which has the DVD rights; Magnolia Ultra VOD.
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