Sundance 2011: See Kevin Smith’s Red State Antics for Yourself

Make sure you have some time to kill, as anyone who’s ever seen Smith live can tell you the man can talk. And talk. And then talk some more. Video of his Red State antics from Sundance has made its way online via the power of YouTube, and of course we have it here for you all hot and sticky!

Red State will be released theatrically on October 19th, 2011, via Smith’s Smodcast Pictures banner. Click on the tour dates image to see where it’s playing in advance of that and find out how you can request it to play in your home town.

Look for more soon, and to stay up-to-date on all things Red State, follow Kevin Smith on Twitter.

Sundance Synopsis
Ever since Clerks (cowinner of the Filmmakers Trophy at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival), Kevin Smith has been known for his sharp, subversive, comedic writing. He shifts from comedy to horror with Red State and aptly demonstrates that good writing transcends genre. Red State begins by following three horny high-school boys who come across an online ad from an older woman looking for a gang bang. Boys being boys, they hit the road to satisfy their libidinal urges. But what begins as a fantasy takes a dark turn as they come face-to-face with a terrifying “holy” force with a fatal agenda. Instead of relying on archetypes and predictable formulas, Smith meticulously fashions all-too-real characters, utilizing exceptional performances (notably by Michael Parks) and an intelligent script. His realistic style gives the film an intimate feeling, heightening the terror to biblical proportions. Red State is a shocking new kind of horror film that aggressively confronts higher powers and extreme doctrines with a vengeance.

Sundance 2011: See Kevin Smith's Red State Antics for Yourself

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  • will graham

    that guy at badassdigest more or less summed it up.

    Smith could be a politican but not in a good way.

    it seems the followers of his that have an open mind, agree that what he did was a shitty thing to do.

    But hey he’s gotten free promotion on the film and I think that what he really wanted.

  • tedge1979

    As a Kevin Smith fan, I’ll be the first to say – this was pretty shitty. I personally know people at distribution companies who spent a lot of time and money preparing for his “auction”, only to find themselves the victims of a very self-centered publicity stunt.

    I don’t make it a habit to link to other sites, but Devin Faraci said it really well at Badass Digest:

    • Terminal

      That. I know a lot of websites have their rabid fans, but Devin Faraci is dead on. Anyone who is a true proponent of indie film making couldn’t have found his martyrdom to the masses entertaining.
      “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”