flaming lips release christmas on mars on itunes, to screen at selected theaters nationwide
    • TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2008

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    The directorial debut of Flaming Lips front man Wayne Coyne, Christmas on Mars, is as weird as you'd expect (and that's a good thing). Following the critical acclaim garnered upon its initial screening, Warner Bros. Records and Film company subsidiary Cinema Purgatorio will be showing the film in selected venues across the country. The film will also be available on iTunes on its November 11th national release date.

    Christmas on Mars is about a team of astronauts (consisting of fellow band members Steven Drozd and Michael Ivins) that, surprisingly enough, spend Christmas on Mars. The result is a myriad of trippy scenarios that had The New York Times hailing it as "destined for cult status" and includes "black and white images with psychedelic bursts; dashes of David Lynch, the '70s midnight movie Dark Star and 2001; an echo of The Wizard of Oz; and in a riff on maternity, maybe an iota of The Matrix."

    By all things Yoshimi, the film promises to be quite a spectacle. - chris gayomali

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    Select theatre dates:

    Oct 1 - Des Moines, Iowa - Nova 10 Cinema
    Oct 3-5 - Columbia, South Carolina - The Nickelodeon
    Oct 5 - Moline, Illinois - Nova 6 Cinemas
    Oct 8 - Atlanta, Georgia - Plaza Theatre
    Oct 10 - Peoria, Illinois - Reynold's Cinemas at Landmark
    Oct 11 - Naperville, Illinois - Nova 8 Cinemas
    Oct 11-14 - Nashville, Tennessee - The Belcourt
    Oct 17-18 - Dallas, Texas - Landmark Inwood Theater
    Oct 17 - Whitewater, Wisconsin - Theatres of Whitewater
    Oct 18 - Lake Geneva, Wisconsin - Geneva 4
    Oct 18 - Orlando, Florida - Enzian Theatre
    Oct 19 - West Bend, Wisconsin - Paradise Theatre
    Oct 21-24 - Madison, Wisconsin - The Orpheum
    Oct 24 - Waterville, Maine - Railroad Square Cinema
    Oct 31 Nov 9 - Cambridge, Massachusetts - The Brattle
    Oct 31 - Omaha, Nebraska - Film Streams / Ruth Sokolof Theater
    Oct 31 Nov 2 - San Francisco, California: The Roxie
    Nov 5 - Bremen, Indiana - Bremen Theatre
    Nov 8-9 - Cleveland, Ohio - Cleveland Cinematheque
    Nov 14-15 - Columbus, Ohio - Landmark Gateway Theater
    Nov 14-15 - Denver, Colorado - Landmark Esquire Theatre
    Nov 21-22 - Seattle, Washington - Northwest Film Forum
    Nov 21-23 - Hartford, Connecticut - Real Art Ways
    Nov 22 - Minneapolis, Minnesota - Landmark Uptown Theatre
    Dec 5-11 - Tucson, Arizona - The Loft
    Dec 5-6 - Chicago, Illinois - The Music Box
    Dec 12-14 - St. Louis, Missouri area - Webster University Film Series
    Dec 19-20 - Albuquerque, New Mexico - The Guild

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