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Kevin Smith’s “Red State” proving to be Sundance’s hottest ticket

By Sean O’Connell The Sundance Film Festival kicked off last night with four film screenings, including the showing of “Sing Your Song,” a documentary about Harry Belafonte’s social activism.

But most of the chatter coming out of Park City has revolved around Kevin Smith’s latest film, “Red State,” which will hold its premiere on Sunday … followed by an unprecedented auction for the film’s distribution rights immediately after the screening.

“The film’s producer, Jonathan Gordon, told the trade that a deal will be made for the $4 million film before they leave the theater,” EW reports. “‘Red State’ is scheduled to screen at 6:30 Sunday at the Eccles Theatre and then the bidding will begin.”

Smith also has stated on his Twitter feed that the film will not be press screened, leading to a few complaints from critics who are having to hunt down tickets to this suddenly red-hot Sunday screening.

“Lined up to request ticket to @thatkevinsmith’s premiere. Optimistically hoped I’d be only one here this early. I’m not,” tweets Karina Longworth.

“If Kevin Smith wants critics to be kinder to his films, forcing us to get up at 7 am to get tickets is not the way to do it,” Katey Rich tweeted, as well.

It’s going to be fun tracking the impact “Red State” has at Sundance this weekend, regardless of whether the film is … you know … good or not.

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  • January 21, 2011 | Permalink |

    That’s Rich, Katey. Are you suggesting your review will be influenced by the fact that nobody comped you and reserved your seat?

  • January 21, 2011 | Permalink |

    Nah, but Kevin calling critics morons will probably do it. lol

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