ROAR


Wednesday, June 24th, 2015
NOTE: Following Wednesday's screening, actor John Marshall (director Noel Marshall's son) will join us live via Skype for Q and A, and to talk about his experience acting in Roar!

Join Indievents and Club David Wednesday, June 24th, Thursday, June 25th, and Sunday, June 28th for a special screening of the most dangerous movie ever made: ROAR.

ROAR was recently re-released last weekend (April 17 - 19) in select areas and has been selling out screenings prompting a greater release throughout the summer. Here is your chance to see it in Sioux Falls.

Billed as 'the most dangerous movie ever filmed' with the cast and crew at the mercy of the whims of the wild animals during the shoot, ROAR is an unprecedented - and wholly unpredictable - action-adventure film. ROAR, which follows wildlife preservationist Hank (The Exorcist producer Noel Marshall in his sole and career-derailing turn as an actor and director), who lives harmoniously alongside a menagerie of 150+ untamed animals, including cheetahs, elephants, lions and tigers on a preservation in the African plains. When his wife and children (real-life wife Tippi Hedren (The Birds) and step-daughter Melanie Griffith (Working Girl)) arrive for a visit, a long-brewing battle for dominance between the lions erupts and threatens their very lives.

Rescued from obscurity by Drafthouse Films and Olive Films, the story of ROAR's production is one of the most terrifying and dangerous ever committed to celluloid: over seventy bloody attacks towards cast and crew were documented, including the scalping of future Speed director Jan de Bont (requiring over 120 stitches), bouts of gangrene for both director Marshall and Tippi Hedren from infected animal bites and injuries and a mauling of a teen Melanie Griffith--as captured in the final cut--so bad she required reconstructive facial surgery.

The lions and tigers of the film were not just actors, but due to their unpredictability, they were also given writing and directing credits on the film. Who can resist seeing a film that was co-written and co-directed by lions and tigers? You really have to see it to believe it!

"Like watching a live-action Lion King as Mufasa holds a switchblade to your throat" - Complex

"It's like Walt Disney went insane and shot a snuff version of Swiss Family Robinson" - Hitfix

"Just watching it feels dangerous" - Movies.com

"As a portrait of recklessness and beastly terror, it's Citizen Kane." - Esquire

The screening will be held at Club David in Sioux Falls on Wednesday, June 24th, Thursday, June 25th, and Sunday, June 28th, 2015, and will begin at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are only $8 in advance and $12 at the door.