Am important local film about teen suicide, “Archie’s Final Project,” screens in San Francisco this weekend, October 14-16, 2011
In May 2009, Penngrove screenwriter/producer Eric J. Adams’ film “My Suicide,” starring Petaluma actor Gabriel Sunday, had its West Coast premiere at the 52nd San Francisco International Film Festival, followed by a special screening in Petaluma’s Mystic Theatre. Now called Archie’s Final Project, the film tells the riveting story of Archie Williams, a brilliant and troubled 17 year old ADHD, media-savvy teen who announces to his high school film class that he is going to kill himself on camera for his final film project. Archie’s project brings unintended but devastating consequences. Archie’s Final Project not only delivers one hell of a story, with eye-popping effects, it’s also a portal into the complex life of today’s teens who are facing pressures they feel they can’t cope with and that adults don’t understand. The indie film was four years in the making and parts of it were shot in Petaluma’s Phoenix Theatre. The film has now completed its film festival run and won 20 international awards and had an amazing social media campaign that raised teen suicide awareness nationally and internationally. AMC theaters recently picked it up to screen in the top 10 cities that “Demanded” it on eventful.com and it will screen this Friday, October 14, 2011 to Sunday, October 16, 2011 10/16 at the AMC Van Ness 14, with several screenings each day. Tickets on sale now at amc.com.
Read ARThound’s interview with Penngrove screenwriter Eric J. Adams here.
October 12, 2011 - Posted by genevaanderson | Film | 52nd San Francisco International Film Festival, ADHD, Archie’s Final Project, Eric J. Adams, Gabriel Sunday, My Suicide, Mystic Theatre, social media campaigns, teen suicide
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