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Sundance 2011: First Red State Screenings Announced and Hilarious Anti-Protest Protest Coverage





Just hours after Kevin Smith bought his own movie from himself for twenty bucks, the first of his Red State Tour dates have hit online! Oh yeah, about the anti-protest protesters ...

Our man on the scene, Kalebson, has sent in a few images of Smith's fans protesting those friggin' lunatics from the Westboro Baptist Church. We bet you can't guess whose signs were funnier! Click on the images below to see them in hi-res.

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 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:  First Red State Screenings Announced and Hilarious Anti-Protest Protest Coverage

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Sundance 2011:  First Red State Screenings Announced and Hilarious Anti-Protest Protest Coverage

Sundance 2011:  First Red State Screenings Announced and Hilarious Anti-Protest Protest Coverage

Sundance 2011:  First Red State Screenings Announced and Hilarious Anti-Protest Protest Coverage

Sundance 2011:  First Red State Screenings Announced and Hilarious Anti-Protest Protest Coverage

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Vanvance1's picture

Protests in general are a ridiculous waste of time. They always seem to be excuse for hippies to get together, party and block traffic.

Recycle a hippie for Jesus today!


Submitted by Vanvance1 on Mon, 01/24/2011 - 3:37pm.
DeTuinman's picture

Like the protests in Egypt did not accomplish any thing?
Your idea of protest is very "Western"..sitting around with signs, singing songs, discussing politics, etc...

Protesting is not a passive thing , in most countries, it is a means to overthrow a government/president/law's...you name it.

Even K.Smith and other protests against filth like R. Phelps are a must....you rather sit at home with a mouthpiece on while madmen are ruining the reputation your country?

The mind is like a parachute...it only works when it is open.
F.Zappa


Submitted by DeTuinman on Thu, 02/03/2011 - 5:12am.
Vanvance1's picture

That's fair enough. Mine is a purely 1st world, Western definition of protests. In other countries people don't treat protests as an excuse to party and meet their fellow hippies.


Submitted by Vanvance1 on Thu, 02/03/2011 - 5:15am.
moderator Without protests women might
Debi Moore's picture

Without protests women might never have gotten the right to vote, the civil rights movement would have stalled at the gate, and we'd have stayed in Vietnam a lot longer. And let's not forget about the WTO protests that rocked Seattle in 1999. Yes, nowadays it's all fun and games to those looking back in time -- "oh, those silly hippies" -- but over the course of history protests have gone a long way toward getting many, many things done.


Submitted by Debi Moore on Mon, 01/24/2011 - 4:36pm.
Vanvance1's picture

I don't believe that 'protests' accomplished any of those feats. They were simply symptoms of larger social trends.

For every protest you can connect with 'results' there are millions (like Kevin Smith's) that are small and self-serving full of mindless hippie mobs who want to be a part of something in a desperate attempt to define themselves.

In this case all we end up with is Smith managing to drum up some fake Madonnaesque controversy and free advertising.


Submitted by Vanvance1 on Mon, 01/24/2011 - 11:21pm.
Sirand's picture

Anonymous' recent protests crippled Scientology too.


Submitted by Sirand on Mon, 01/24/2011 - 4:40pm.
DeTuinman's picture

Those crazed Baptists tried this at comic con....and were confronted by a legion of cosplay/nerds/fans, you name it....all brandishing signs with the most funny shit I'[ve ever read....
The best one was a lone dude dressed as Bender with a sign that said "Kill all humans"....those baptist, humor is their Kryptonite.

I'll go see this flick just cuz it pisses those idiots of.

The mind is like a parachute...it only works when it is open.
F.Zappa


Submitted by DeTuinman on Mon, 01/24/2011 - 4:19am.

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