[announce] Atlas Shrugged Film
Official Missouri Libertarian Party Announcements
announce at lpmo.org
Sun Mar 20 22:55:09 CDT 2011
I've heard excellent reviews of this movie. Let's help get it into
theatres. See message below.
The official website for Atlas Shrugged, Part 1 includes a database of all
theaters where the film will open in the United States on April 15
(http://www.atlasshruggedpart1.com/theaters). Without a major Hollywood
studio behind the production, the distribution plan for the film is
modeled after several successful internet campaigns to generate interest
and excitement online through social networking sites (e.g. Paranormal
Activity, a film made on a $15,000 shoestring budget in 2007 that
ultimately grossed over $107 million, largely by having people request
screenings at their local theater).
We'd like to ask Libertarians to click on the "Demand" button at
and input their zip code to ask that the film be booked at a nearby
theater. If enough people request a screening in a certain area, the
producers will contact a theater nearby with confidence that the
engagement will be profitable. The more money the film makes on its
opening weekend, the more likely they will be to expand the release to
more theaters in the following weeks.
It is also important to link your local party's tax day protests to the
film's premiere. Since the income tax deadline has been extended to April
18 this year (thanks to shenanigans in Washington, D.C.), Libertarians
have TWO opportunities for tax day publicity, one on the traditional April
15 that can be associated with the film's premiere, and one on the 18th at
post offices that stay open late for last-minute filers. Media attention
on both days can help to promote not only your local party, but the film
Many more people have heard about Atlas Shrugged than have ever read the
novel, so an opportunity to see a faithful adaptation can encourage more
people to seek out the book, read it and become educated in the philosophy
of self-reliance and freedom. Let's do our part to spread the word about
the film and about our own local activities.
Cisse W. Spragins, Ph.D.
Chair, Missouri Libertarian Party
Cell: 612 309 9232
"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the
argument of tyrants, it is the creed of slaves." --William Pitt, speech to
the House of Commons.
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