Andrew Goff / Yesterday @ 2:52 p.m. / Our Culture
If you’d like to be the first on your block to see Humboldt’s redwood forests invaded by killer monkeys in the soon-to-be-released M. Night Shyamalan/Will Smith sci-fi collaboration After Earth, well, get ready to click. The Humboldt-Del Norte County Film Commission has announced that a select view will be able to see the film a day early at a special screening on May 30.
Press release on how to get your tickets/bragging rights below. But first, please watch the killer monkeys:
OK, now here’s the deets:
In celebration of the release of the movie After Earth, starring Will and Jaden Smith and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, the Humboldt-Del Norte County Film Commission will be holding a Reception and Sneak Peek screening on Thursday, May 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Broadway Cinema in Eureka. After Earth was filmed in Humboldt County in 2012 and the redwoods play a key role in the visual appeal of this story. In summary, Will and Jaden Smith crash land on Earth (in Humboldt County) and young Jaden is forced to survive a hero’s journey through the redwoods and other parts of earth in order to save him and his dad from peril.
With the redwoods being the backdrop of one of the largest feature films in California outside of Hollywood in 2013, the Film Commission will host this event celebrating how the filming of After Earth builds economic prosperity for Humboldt County. Several community partners joined the Film Commission to host this special evening—the County of Humboldt Economic Development, the Headwaters Fund, California Redwood Company, Humboldt Redwood Company, and Humboldt Made.
Tickets to the reception cost $20 and include a free ticket to the screening immediately following the reception. To purchase tickets, visit http://tinyurl.com/c5vgj9j. Seating is limited and tickets must be purchased ahead of time.
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Andrew Goff / Tuesday, May 14 @ 7:32 a.m. / Our Culture
After 16 years of bay breezes, sunburns and pentatonic scales at Eureka’s Halversen Park, Redwood Coast Music Festivals has announced that it is suspending the 2013 edition of Blues by the Bay. The non-profit noted that “fixed costs for security, stage, sound and lighting, fencing, insurance and headline artists have been steadily increasing,” but also stated that it hopes to bring back the annual September lickfest in 2014.
Read RCMF’s full press release below:
The Board of Directors for Redwood Coast Music Festivals Inc. (RCMF) announced today that the organization is suspending production of the annual “Blues By The Bay” outdoor concert for 2013. “We hope to be back, bigger and better than ever in 2014” added RCMF Board President Lynn McKenna.
The event has been presented at Eureka’s Halverson Park for the last 16 years, with the strong support of the City of Eureka, financial contributions from many community sponsors and business partners, and the assistance of hundreds of dedicated volunteers. “We would like to thank everyone who has supported Blues by the Bay,” said McKenna.
Over the last several years, the economic downturn has contributed to diminished ticket sales and a decrease in sponsor contributions, advertising revenue and other funding sources. At the same time, fixed costs for security, stage, sound and lighting, fencing, insurance and headline artists have been steadily increasing.
In planning responsibly for these effects, and considering the contingency of weather, the Board has regretfully decided to forego this year’s event.
McKenna stated: “The Board of Directors decided not to produce a shrunken Blues by the Bay event. Our friends, volunteers and attendees have come to expect a spectacular, two day festival, with nationally recognized headline Blues performers, lots of interesting vendors, and a safe, secure, family friendly atmosphere. After 16 years of successful productions, we do not want to stage anything less than an excellent event. Cost constraints and responsible revenue projections make that impossible at this time.”
RCMF is a non-profit, tax exempt organization, managed by an all volunteer Board of Directors. Revenues from staged productions go to support Senior and youth music groups and programs throughout Humboldt County.
Andrew Goff / Thursday, May 2 @ 4:53 p.m. / Our Culture