Unfortunately the premiere for Shut Up and Play The Hits has sold out, much like LCD Soundsystem’s final gig - the focus of Shut Up and Play The Hits - but Stella Artois are giving film fans the chance to win tickets to one of their satellite premiere screenings & QA session with LCD frontman James Murphy.
I haven't seen Shut Up and Play The Hits yet but it was very well received at both Sundance & SXSW with viewers praising the concert footage as well as the insight into the culture of modern music so I am chomping at the bit to get in on the action and will be listening to some LCD Soundsystem to get into the mood.
|Image: James Murphy LCD frontman in Shut Up and Play The Hits|
The instantly sold-out, near four-hour extravaganza achieved just that, moving the thousands in attendance to tears of joy and grief, with New York magazine calling the event “a marvel of pure craft” and Time magazine lamenting “we may never dance again.” Shut Up and Play The Hits is both a narrative film documenting this once-in-a-lifetime performance and an intimate portrait of James Murphy as he navigates the lead-up to the show, the day after, and the personal and professional ramifications of his decision. Stella Artois has partnered with Picturehouse Cinemas and Pulse Films to host the Premiere, followed by An audience with James Murphy - a special QA event for film fans at the screening.
The exclusive event will take place at the Hackney Picturehouse and will also be satellite broadcast to over 40 cinemas nationwide on Tuesday 4th September at 8.40pm.
|Shut Up And Play The Hits Poster|
|Image: LCD Soundsystem play their final gig at Madison Square Garden in Shut Up And Play The Hits|
1.Send us an email at imaweiner(at)theestablishingshot(dot)com appropriately replacing (at) and (dot).
2. With the subject line “Shut Up and Play The Hits”
3. Tell us - Which of these is a song by LCD Soundsystem?
- Robot Rock
- Daft Punk Is Playing At My House
4. Your name
5. Confirmation that you are over 18 (because you have to be over 18 to enter this competiton)
6. Which of the Picturehouse Cinemas you would like to see Shut Up and Play The Hits at? (Greenwich Picturehouse, Ritzy Picturehouse, Cameo Picturehouse, Stratford Picturehouse, Aberdeen Picturehouse, Picturehouse & FACT, Little Theatre Cinema, Exeter Picturehouse, Duke Of York's Picturehouse, Phoenix Picturehouse, Norwich Cinema City, York City Screen or Harbour Lights Picturehous,)
Win tickets to Shut Up and Play The Hits & an audience with James Murphy option 2:
Film fans will have the chance to win tickets to attend via the Stella Artois UK Facebook page – the online home of the Stella Artois Cannes Cinema Club, a unique club bringing to life great moments in film with exclusive experiences for film lovers everywhere.
To be in with a chance of winning, fans can click on a dedicated tab at the top of the Stella Artois UK Facebook page that will direct you to a short entry form.
They will then be entered into a prize draw that will be live from Wednesday 22nd August and run until Tuesday 28th August. The winners will be drawn and notified on Wednesday 29th August.
The premiere screening and QA will be the second instalment in a series of stand-out film events hosted by Stella Artois this year, in partnership with Picturehouse Cinemas. The scheme kicked off with a UK preview of Bart Layton’s highly anticipated real-life thriller ‘The Imposter’, which has already received rave reviews at Sundance, SXSW and SilverDocs Film Festivals as well as winning the Grand Jury Award at Miami International Film Festival. The Imposter also enjoyed five star reviews at its European Premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival this year.
“Shut up and Play the Hits is one of the most colourful and touching movies of 2012” said James Watson, Marketing Director, Stella Artois Western Europe. “Delivering the very best film events to our fans and celebrating sophisticated cinema together is, and always has been, a priority for Stella Artois. Our film bursary scheme allows us to do just that, allowing us to create and share in unique and memorable film moments with cinema-lovers nationwide.”
*Standard competition rules and common sense apply. UK Winners names & details will be will be chosen randomly (by randomly I mean fed into my new Super Computer a Heuristically programmed ALgorithmic computer which will profile your names and select people that would enjoy the film, then print a list of names out which will placed on a dartboard and darts (or other objects in easy reach will be used to select the winners)
You should be aware that your details will be handed over to Stella Artois and their agencies and they may wish to add you to their marketing lists. Their full terms & Conditions for entry can be found here!
Shut Up and Play the Hits is coming to UK cinemas on 4th September.
On April 2nd 2011, LCD Soundsystem played its final show at Madison Square Garden. Documenting this once in a life time performance and an intimate portrait of James Murphy as he navigates the lead-up to the show, the day after, and the personal and professional ramifications of his decision.
Directors: Will Lovelace, Dylan Southern
Stars: James Murphy, Chuck Klosterman and Gunnar Bjerk
The Establishing Shot: WIN! TICKETS TO A SATELLITE PREMIERE SCREENING OF SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS & AN AUDIENCE WITH JAMES MURPHY - FILM FESTIVAL COMPETITION