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Film Makes its Debut in the Quad Cities PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Roseanne Krubsack   
Monday, 19 March 2012 10:54
The film, Miss Representation, will have its first showing in the Quad City area on Tuesday, March 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Rogolski Center Ballroom on the SAU campus. “Miss Representation” is a 2011 American documentary film that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011. It has been winning awards at festivals all over the world. The film explores the distorted way in which the media portrays women, and the effects this has on girls as they develop their own self-images. A discussion will follow the screening of the film. The film is being brought to the area by the Davenport-Bettendorf branch of AAUW, and Women’s Studies, the SAAT team and Her Campus from St.Ambrose University. The public is invited to attend. There is no charge.

 
Donny Osmond in Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – Coming to 500+ U.S. Movie Theaters on 3/26 & 4/4 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Scoop Marketing   
Wednesday, 14 March 2012 12:41
Movie theater audiences nationwide will sing along with Donny Osmond this spring in Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. NCM Fathom and Omniverse Vision present this fully staged pre-recorded production in more than 500 movie theaters on Monday, March 26 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p. m. CT / 6:00 p.m. MT / 8:00 p.m. PT/HI/AK; and again on Wednesday, April 4 at 7:00 p.m. (all time zones). This exclusive never-before-seen sing-along version with subtitles for audiences to join in also features an introduction and question-and-answer session with Osmond live from Salt Lake City.
Tickets for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will be playing at the following theaters in your area on Mar. 26:
RVE Davenport 53 18 with IMAX 3601 E 53Rd St Davenport IA 52807 7:00 PM
Click here for tickets on Apr. 4.

 
Rock Group Journey Completes Iowa State Fair Grandstand Line-up PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lori Chappell   
Wednesday, 14 March 2012 07:59

Grandstand Tickets On Sale April 14

DES MOINES, IA (03/01/2012)(readMedia)-- Journey with Pat Benatar and Loverboy will bring their classic rock to the Iowa State Fair Grandstand August 18. The show completes this year's Grandstand line-up. Tickets for all shows go on sale at 10 a.m. on April 14 through all Ticketmaster outlets. The 2012 line-up is presented by U.S. Cellular.

With hits like "Don't Stop Believing", "Any Way You Want It" and "Faithfully", Journey has firmly established its musical legacy during its three decade career. The band is also among the best-selling artists with two gold, three platinum and eight multi-platinum albums. Four-time Grammy winner Pat Benatar has been rocking the stage since the early 1980s, emerging as one of music's top-selling female artists and a leading vocalist in the industry. Loverboy's anthems became the party songs of an entire generation of rock fans.

Country superstars Rascal Flatts takes the stage August 19. Their numerous hits like "These Days," "Bless The Broken Road," and "Take Me There" have made them the most awarded group in country music history. The group will perform with Little Big Town, Eli Young Band and Edens Edge.

Contemporary Christian artist TobyMac with special guests Tenth Avenue North and Jamie Grace bring their upbeat tunes to the stage opening night, August 9.

Miranda Lambert turns up the heat with her chart-topping country hits August 12. The Band Perry has taken country music by storm and they're not slowing down. The group performs August 14 with Easton Corbin. August 17 features country icon Hank Williams Jr. and his "Taking Back the Country" tour.

Launched into stardom with their hit show on Nickelodeon, Big Time Rush has quickly made their mark on the music scene and brings their show to the stage August 16.

The Grandstand will be filled with hits from the 60s and 70s on August 10 with the Happy Together Tour 2012 starring The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, The Monkees lead singer Micky Dolenz, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, The Grass Roots and The Buckinghams.

Larry the Cable Guy brings his brand of comedy to the stage August 11 with special guest Reno Collier.

Motor sports action kicks into high gear Monday, August 13 with the Deery Brothers Summer Series for Late Models. Tumultuous Grand Outlaw National Tractor and Truck Pulling roars into the Grandstand Wednesday, August 15. A demolition derby tears up the track for a morning session Saturday, August 18.

Tickets for all concert and track events will go on sale Saturday, April 14 at 10 a.m. through all Ticketmaster outlets, online at Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 1-800-745-3000. All concert events are reserved seating; track events are general admission. Beginning July 9, the Fair's Ticket Office will be open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mondays - Fridays and 9 a.m. to Noon on Saturdays for walk-up orders only (no mail, phone or fax orders). Convenience charges will apply to all tickets. Grandstand tickets do not include Fair admission.

Today is the last day to join Fan Fair, which allows patrons to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the public. All proceeds benefit the Blue Ribbon Foundation. For more information visit http://www.blueribbonfoundation.org/ways-to-give/membership-programs/fan-fair.

A complete listing of event dates, times and ticket prices follows:

2011 Iowa State Fair Grandstand Line-up

presented by U.S. Cellular

Thursday, August 9 TobyMac with special guest Tenth Avenue North and Jamie Grace, 8 p.m., $32

Friday, August 10 Happy Together Tour 2012 starring The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, The Monkees lead singer Micky Dolenz, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, The Grass Roots and The Buckinghams, 8 p.m., $25

Saturday, August 11 Larry the Cable Guy with special guest Reno Collier, 8 p.m. $35

Sunday, August 12 An Evening with Miranda Lambert, 8 p.m., $48

Monday, August 13 Deery Brothers Summer Series for Late Models, 5:30 p.m. Hot Laps, 6 p.m. Races, $15 adults, $5 children ages 6-11, free for ages 5 and under

Tuesday, August 14 The Band Perry with special guest Easton Corbin, 8 p.m., $35

Wednesday, August 15 Grand Outlaw National Tractor and Truck Pull, 2 p.m. $20 Adults, $10 children ages 6-11, free for ages 5 and under

Thursday, August 16 An Evening with Big Time Rush, 7 p.m., $38

Friday, August 17 Hank Williams Jr. "Taking Back the Country Tour," 8 p.m., $39

Saturday, August 18 Demolition Derby, 11:30 a.m., $12 adults, $5 children ages 6-11, free for ages 5 and under

Saturday, August 18 Journey with Pat Benatar and Loverboy, 8 p.m., $48

Sunday, August 19 Rascal Flatts with Little Big Town, Eli Young Band and Edens Edge, 7 p.m., $59

"Nothing Compares" to the 2012 Iowa State Fair, August 9-19. For more information, call 800/545-FAIR or visit www.iowastatefair.org.

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The River of Life to be shown at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Margaret Thomas   
Tuesday, 06 March 2012 08:15

A film called The River of Life will be shown at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at 7 pm Friday, March 30, with discussion following, led by Christine Powers.  The congregation is located at 3707 Eastern Ave., Davenport.  There is no charge.

In the summer of 2009, filmmakers Phillip Hullquist and Ryan Jeanes embarked on a 2300 mile journey down the entire length of the Mississippi River. Armed with a high-definition video camera, two paddles, two inflatable kayaks and their wits (or lack thereof), the pair aimed to be the first to document a real-life epic journey down America’s greatest and best-known waterway.  An American tale, a family tale, a story of danger, friendship and redemption everyone can enjoy, The River is Life will tug on your heartstrings and sound the call to adventure.

For more information, call the congregation at 563 359 0816.

 
Capone's Whiskey: The Story of Templeton Rye Hits Theaters March 2nd PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kristian Day   
Tuesday, 06 March 2012 07:45

Capone's Whiskey: The Story of Templeton Rye Hits Theaters March 2nd

(Des Moines, IA) – Greetings from Modern American Cinema! We are proud to announce that Kristian Day's documentary Capone's Whiskey: The Story of Templeton Rye will begin its theatrical run starting this Friday in Iowa City, IA and will continue the run in select theaters until the end of September. Most cities will only be offering a one or two day showing and a small number of theaters have been selected to include film maker Q&A sessions after the screenings.

Kristian Day’s documentary film chronicles the history of the infamous whiskey cookers of Carroll County from their outlaw days of Prohibition to when the liquor became legal in 2006. During the Prohibition Era, west central Iowa farmers cooked whiskey in their barns and machine sheds to supplement their income in the harsh times. The finished product was of such a high quality that it quickly made its way to speakeasies in Chicago, Kansas City, and Omaha through Italian gangster Al Capone. For almost 80 years the product was considered illegal until it was introduced in 2006 as a legal brand of top shelf liquor. The film made its debut on December 4th, 2011 at the Fleur Cinema in Des Moines, Iowa.

"This film uncovers a part of Iowa's history that has been kept in the dark for almost a hundred years,” says Day. “I wanted to tell a story of survival and community spirit without taking away the mystique that it has carried with it for so long."

Theaters who are interested in booking Capone's Whiskey: The Story of Templeton Rye should contact Kristian Day and Modern American American Cinema, LLC directly at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Day, 26, a native of Rock Island, IL, went to high school in Cedar Rapids and attended the University of Colorado at Denver in the music industry studies program. In 2008, Day began directing and producing his own movies. His short films have played all over the world including Austria, Greece and Italy. His films have also been screened at various festivals in cities across the United States including Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago.

This movie is the third movie in Day's MADE IN IOWA documentary series, which has previously included Brent Houzenga: Hybrid Pioneer (available on DVD) and Templeton Rye: Iowa's Good Stuff (30 minute short), which aired along side the Ken Burns' series Prohibition on Iowa Public Television this past October and is currently available on Amazon's Video On Demand. The ongoing series tells the stories of the innovative people, places and ideas that have influenced Iowa’s culture.

Modern American Cinema, LLC is an independent film production & distribution company based in Des Moines, Iowa. Founded in 2010, the company specializes in creating full-feature narratives and educational documentaries for international distribution.

Current screening dates include:

March 1st at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, IA (private alumni/student screening)

March 2nd, 3rd, and 4th at the Bijou Cinema in Iowa City w/ film maker Q&A

March 10th at the Iowa Theater in Winterset, IA

March 10th at the Rialto Theater in Pocahontas, IA

March 22nd at Mayne Stage in Chicago, IL w/ film maker Q&A *Whiskey Fest Event*
March 23rd at The Grand Theater in Eldora, IA

March 24th & 25th at the Central Theater in Geneseo, IL
March 24th at the Grand Theater in Greenfield, IA
March 26th & 28th at the Prairie Cinema in Prairie Du Chien, WI
March 29th at the Orpheum Theater in Marshalltown, IA w/ film maker Q&A
April 10th at the Elkader Cinema in Elkader, IA

April 13th at the Palace Theater in Vinton, IA w/ film maker Q&A

April 28th at the Mindframe Theater in Dubuque, IA w/ film maker Q&A

April 28th & 29th at the New Strand Theater in West Liberty, IA
April 28th & 29th at the Dreamland Theater in Carson, IA

May 11th &12th at the Donna Reed Theater in Denison, IA w/ film maker Q&A
September 28th & 29th at the Temple Twin Theatre in Mount Pleasant, IA

 

Important Links:

 

Official Film Trailer

 

Facebook Fan Page

 

Templeton Rye Spirits

 
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