(Posted: 5 February 2012)

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On Friday, March 2nd, 2012, FRIGHT NIGHTS AT THE PROJECTION BOOTH will present a rare theatrical showing of the directors cut of BATTLE ROYALE along with the world premiere of the new short film FAMILIAR.

A title that has shocked, thrilled and unnerved audiences. A film whose fiendishly simple premise has inspired many imitations,
including the upcoming The Hunger Games motion picture. Based on the 1999 global best-seller by Koushun Takami, the futuristic tale first came to the screen in 2000, directed by the legendary Kinju Fukasaku. Authors, filmmakers and film fans the world over consider the film a sacred cinematic classics.

The film has rarely been shown in North America and has never received a proper DVD release until now. After 12 long year that has changed with a special theatrical screening of BATTLE ROYALE at the Projection Booth. This is the ONLY chance to see it on the big screen in Toronto before it finally comes out March 20th on Blu-ray™ and DVD.

This is the third film from Fatal Pictures (Richard Powell and Zach Green) that previously brought you CONSUMPTION (2008) and WORM (2010) with the premiere of their new film FAMILIAR starring Robert Nolan, Astrida Auza & Cathryn Hostick as the seemingly idyllic yet ultimately doomed Dodd Family. Through a series of tragic events a middle aged man grows to suspect the negative impulses plaguing his mind may not be his own.

For more information on FAMILIAR:

FAMILIAR's director, cast and crew will be there for an introduction and a Q&A afterwards. The evening will be hosted by Fangoria film writer Kelly Stewart. Amazing prizes will be given out courtesy of Fangoria Magazine, Suspect Video, the Shinsedai Cinema Festival and Anchor Bay Entertainment. 19+ only and this is a licensed event.

Fright Nights is the monthly film series at the Projection Booth theatre focusing on horror films by new emerging filmmakers and cult classics.

Kelly Stewart is a local film writer in Toronto who has written over 100 reviews, articles and interviews for such publications as Fangoria Magazine and Toronto Film Scene. Read here an interview with FRIGHT NIGHT's host Kelly Stewart http://www.funwithhorror.com/?p=370

The Projection Booth (formally the Gerrard Cinema) is Toronto's newest independent theatre focusing on Art, Grindhouse, Independent and Foreign Films.

For more information contact Nadia Sandhu:

The Projection Booth
1035 Gerrard St. E (Between Pape & Jones)
416-466-3636 pb@studiofilmgroup.com



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