Locally Produced Comedy “BoyBand” to Screen at Regent Theatre
“Surviving Lean Times” Buy One Get One Free Ticket Special
Artigo/Ajemian Films locally produced teen comedy “BoyBand; Breakin’ Through in ’82” will screen at the historic Regent Theatre, “Arlington’s Show Place of Entertainment,” on Thursday, September 30 at 7:30pm (Boston Premiere Event with Live Performances and ’80s costume contest) and Friday, October 1 at 8pm. “BoyBand” is a teen comedy set in 1982 about a high school quarterback who quits the team his senior year to turn his heavy metal band into the first ever boyband. The film stars a hot Hollywood cast including Michael Copon (One Tree Hill, Bring It On), Robert Hoffman (Step Up 2, She’s the Man), Ryan Hansen (Party Down, Veronica Mars), Laura Breckenridge (Gossip Girl), Ming-Na (The Joy Luck Club, ER), and Boston’s own E-Knock and Lorenzo Hooker III from dance troupe Status Quo (MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew). Currently not yet rated, an anticipated PG-13 rating is expected for sexual references.
BoyBand was shot entirely in Massachusetts and is set at the fictional Worcester High. Over 20 local actors became eligible to join the Screen Actors Guild due to being cast in the film. Featuring over 20 original songs by multi-platinum Music Producer Kaz Gamble, the film opened this summer at select Showcase Cinemas in Massachusetts with the 3rd highest grossing per screen average in the country. BoyBand was the closing night film at the Woods Hole Film Festival this past August, and will screen October 8th at the Cape Ann Film Festival in Gloucester. “Quirky characters…witty and fun!” – Falmouth Enterprise “Colorful as a rubix cube. Three stars! – Telegram & Gazette.
On Thursday, Sept. 30th, The Regent Theatre will present “BoyBand” as an “event film,” complete with prizes for the best 80’s costumes, and live performances from actors in the film, as well as Gamble & Burke (the electro-soul collaboration between Kaz Gamble and Berkeley School of Music alum Dan Burke). The two met when Gamble approached Burke to sing on the BoyBand soundtrack. Gamble & Burke has been blogged about by top pop music bloggers around the world, with arjanwrites.com calling them “exciting new pop” and popjustice.com writing “hinting at something rather great.” Their first single “Let’s Go Together” was just released by the hip French record label Kistune, and is on the itunes charts in Europe. Gamble & Burke will sing songs from the film as well as their originals on the 30th. Producer Andrea Ajemian, who was profiled last year in the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine for her film work in state, will also be at the Thursday night screening to do a Q&A after the screening. Friday night will be the film screening only.
General admission tickets for both evenings are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Each ticket purchased admits two people with our “Surviving Lean Times” special promotion. The Regent Theatre is Located on 7 Medford Street (off Mass Ave) in Arlington, Massachusetts, is MBTA and handicap accessible with free parking across the street. For tickets and more information, call 781-646-4849 or visit http://www.regenttheatre.com. Follow BoyBand on facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/boybandthemovie, or on their website at: http://www.boybandmovie.com/