Fathom Events, best known for their in-theater simulcasts of opera and ballet stage performances, concerts and classic films, has something rather unique on next month’s schedule. On Tuesday, June 16, Fathom will screen Disney/Pixar’s latest animated adventure, “Inside Out”, in select movie theaters across the country – three days before it opens nationwide (Friday, June 19).
Preceding the film will be a behind-the-scenes look at Pixar, including some “Making of Inside Out” footage. Then comes the theatrical debut of Pixar’s latest short, “Lava”. And following the movie, director Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera (“Up”) will take part in a LIVE Q&A – and they’ll be joined by the great Amy Poehler, who voices the character Joy in the film. As a bonus, everyone in attendance will receive a special poster and lanyard.
It’s pretty rare for Pixar to do a pre-release screening of one of their films. In fact, to date, “Ratatouille” is the only Disney/Pixar movie to receive such treament. Back in 2007 the future Oscar-winner was shown nationwide two Saturdays before its official release date.
For diehard Pixar fans (including yours truly ) “Insider Access to Inside Out” is a must-attend event. And considering the strong early reviews from both CinemaCon and Cannes, getting to see “Inside Out” 72-hours beforehand should bring plenty of joy to me and everyone in attendance.
“Insider Access to Inside Out” runs two and a half hours. “Inside Out” itself is 95 minutes. Tickets are available online @ fathomevents.com and at theater box offices for $25 per person.
Lights Camera Jackson (a.k.a. Jackson Murphy) began his career as a film critic in 2006 at the age of 7. To date, Jackson has written nearly 1,000 reviews of new releases and, in total, has seen more than 1,500 films. In 2010, Jackson became the youngest person to win a NY Emmy Award, for his on-air movie reviews on Time Warner TV station, Capital News 9. And in 2011, Jackson was inducted into the Broadcast Film Critics Association as their youngest member. The BFCA’s annual Critics Choice Awards is one of the industry’s most recognized and prestigious awards shows. Jackson is also a member of SAG-AFTRA and votes annually for the Screen Actors Guild Awards.