Nearly two years after filming began, locally-produced and directed “Bomb City” begins opening in selected cities in the U.S. On Monday January 23, a special advance screening will be shown in Amarillo, Texas, site of the events depicted in the movie, followed by a week of showings in Dallas beginning on Thursday the 25th.
“Bomb City” was filmed entirely in North Texas. A crime drama based on a murder which occurred in Amarillo 20 years ago, the movie is a gritty depiction of a clash of cultures leading to a tragic conclusion. Much of it was filmed in and around Rockwall, including the downtown historic courthouse. Dozens of local residents were used as actors and extras.
After a spectacular premiere at the Dallas International Film Festival last April, “Bomb City” won the Audience Award for Narrative Feature, and went on to receive critical acclaim at festivals across the country.
The Dallas screenings will be held at the Alamo Drafthouse Cedars Cinema, 1005 South Lamar in Dallas, next to Gilleys. Writer/director Jameson Brooks, producer Major Dodge, writer Sheldon Chick, and composer Cody Chick will be on hand for a special Q&A after the 7:10pm showing on Thursday, January 25. The film will run through Wednesday the 31st. Tickets are available on the Drafthouse web site.
Starting February 9, “Bomb City” will be available for download through iTunes, Amazon, and Cable On Demand, and will open in theaters in 15 cities nationwide.
Story by Bob Lewis
Photo and trailer courtesy of Bomb City Film, LLC