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.