Wednesday, November 24, 2004

 

Benefit for the 25th Anniversary Atlantic Film Festival

“Christmas with the Trailer Park Boys”

Halifax, NS – The Atlantic Film Festival announced today that it will host a “Christmas with the Trailer Park Boys” benefit with an advance screening of Showcase’s Trailer Park Boys Christmas Special and party on December 7th as a fundraiser for the 25th anniversary Atlantic Film Festival. The screening will take place at the Oxford Theatre at 7:00 PM and will feature cast and crew in attendance plus a Q & A session. After the screening, the audience will join the Trailer Park Boys at an exclusive post-screening party at the Marquee Club at 8:30 PM for refreshments, door prizes and giveaways as well as an autograph session with the cast.

“This is a great way to pay tribute to a series based on Mike Clattenburg’s feature film that originally launched at the Atlantic Film Festival. Trailer Park Boys has become an international success and provides a real boost to the local industry,” said Gregor Ash, Executive Director. “This will be a fun event and the funds raised will go towards programs and activities to help celebrate the Atlantic Film Festival’s 25th anniversary.”

Donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted at the Oxford Theatre for the Metro Food Bank.

The Canadian premiere of the Trailer Park Boys Christmas Special will air on Sunday, December 12, at 9:00 PM ET/PT, only on Showcase. Trailer Park Boys is co-produced by Topsail Productions and Trailer Park Productions Limited.

“Christmas with the Trailer Park Boys” is a presentation of the Atlantic Film Festival Association and is sponsored by Showcase, Empire Theatres Limited, Appleton Rum and Garrison Brewing. The 25th anniversary Atlantic Film Festival will take place September 15-24, 2005.

Tickets are $25 each, which includes the screening and party. They can be purchased by phone (902-420-4577) with Visa, Mastercard or American Express, in person with cash or cheque at the Atlantic Film Festival office (5600 Sackville Street, Suite 220) or drop me an e-mail to make other arrangements (iain@atlanticfilm.com). For more info on the Association, check out the site: http://www.atlanticfilm.com

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