Films We Like and Cineplex Entertainment’s Front Row Centre Events are thrilled to present Live From New York! in select theatres across Canada on June 10, 2015, for one night only.
Audiences will get to see Saturday Night Live like they have never seen before. The feature length documentary Live From New York! will be in Canadian theaters on June 10. Live From New York! explores the show's early years, an experiment that began with a young Lorne Michaels and his cast of unknowns, and follows its evolution into a comedy institution. Archival footage is interwoven with stolen moments and exclusive commentary from "SNL" legends, journalists, hosts, crew and others influenced by the comedy giant. Live From New York! captures what has enabled "SNL" to continually refresh itself over nearly 800 episodes and keep us laughing for 40 years. The film is set to open the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival on April 15. Live From New York! is directed by Bao Nguyen, created and produced by JL Pomeroy and Tom Broecker, produced by Kimmie H. Kim, Sarah Cowperthwaite, Owen Moogan, and associated produced by Demetra Stavrakas.
Films We Like will handle the Canadian theatrical release on June 10 with strong support from Cineplex Entertainment, Front Row Centre Events.
In addition to rare footage from the last 40 years, an incredible cast of "SNL" alumni shares the screen to discuss what the show has meant to them and its impact on the world through illuminating anecdotes and reflections of their time as cast members and hosts. These incredible performers include Chevy Chase, Laraine Newman, John Goodman, Tina Fey, Candice Bergen, Chris Rock, Amy Poehler, Alec Baldwin and many more.
"When JL and I first conceived of the idea for this film, it was always our vision that it be released theatrically," said Tom Broecker. "Given that Live From New York! highlights the impact SNL has had on American culture, it’s only fitting that it be available to moviegoers across North America," added JL Pomeroy.
Advance tickets for the June 10 one-time event screening are available through cineplex.com/events.
LIVE FROM NEW YORK!
Directed by Bao Nguyen
Produced by JL Pomeroy and Tom Broecker
Running time: 82 min.
About Front Row Centre Events (FRC)
Brought to you by Cineplex Entertainment, Front Row Centre Events bring world class entertainment to your local Cineplex Entertainment theatre and other participating locations! Presented in high-definition with digital surround sound, guests can experience the best in original one-night only and series-based programming. With the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series, Broadway productions, live broadcasts direct from the stage of London’s National Theatre, Bolshoi Ballet performances, classic films, concerts, live sporting events and documentaries, Front Row Centre Events put you in the centre of the action on the big screen!
About Films We Like
Founded by award-winning documentary filmmaker Ron Mann (Grass, Comic Book Confidential, Altman) Films We Like is a boutique distributor of documentary, independent and international films in Canada. Recent releases include Force Majeure, Finding Vivian Maier, and the Academy Award-winner Ida.