Virgil Films Press Release: Just Like Being There

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    "Anyone who has ever bought a poster at a rock show
    ... is going to love the intimate portrait"
    - Neil Miller, FILM SCHOOL REJECTS

    Gig posters - we have all seen them plastered on the plywood walls of construction sites, slapped on lampposts and proudly displayed in glass cases, all to promote a band's appearance at a local venue. But how did this odd practice get started and who are the artists who create these eye-catching ads that have become valued collectibles, some selling for thousands of dollars? JUST LIKE BEING THERE reveals how a community of dedicated artists has created a unique means of expression. Scout Shannon's film profiles artists such as Daniel Danger and Jay Ryan, who are at the forefront of an expansion of the gig poster genre, as galleries like Austin's Mondo and Los Angeles' Gallery 1988 showcase their works and allow them to reach a greater public beyond the music fans who are their intended audience. However, in a community with strong roots dating back to the 1960s, this expansion into the larger art world is controversial - refreshing to some, sacrilegious to others.

    Acclaimed at the 2012 SXSW festival, JUST LIKE BEING THERE - featuring music by Spoon, Tokyo Police Club, the Thermals, Archers of Loaf, Maritime, Nada Surf and Okkervil River - will thrill music and film fans as much as lovers of fine art. Virgil Films' DVD includes deleted scenes, a Daniel Danger poster montage and band interviews.

    About Virgil Films - Virgil Films & Entertainment was founded in 2003 by Joe Amodei to acquire, market and distribute DVD, TV and Digital product in the theatrical feature film, documentaries, special interest and sports categories. The company has built partnerships with OWN, Sundance Channel Home Entertainment, National Geographic Cinema Ventures, ESPN, MLB Productions, Morgan Spurlock's Warrior Poets and other high-profile entertainment brands since their inception. Recent releases from Virgil Films & Entertainment include the documentary, Miss Representation; Todd Solondz's latest film, Dark Horse, the critically acclaimed documentary, High Ground and the hit documentary Forks Over Knives. They have also successfully released Oscar® nominated documentary Restrepo.

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    Release Date: June 4, 2013
    SRP: $14.99
    Rating: Not rated
    Running time: 83 minutes
    Genre: Documentary

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