"RINGERS," the self-titled nickname for LORD OF THE RINGS fans, from all over the world have shown up in Park City and Salt Lake to support the world premiere of the film that puts the fans on the big screen along with the big stars and tells the complete history of all things RINGS. Tonight's screening in Salt Lake at the Murray Theater is sold out and fans have shown up hours early and IN COSTUME to support the cause. Friday night's world premiere at the Slamdance film festival was stuffed to capacity, with HOBBITS, ELVES and WIZARDS sitting next to major industry executives and press.
Director Carlene Cordova and the production team including Executive Producer Tom DeSanto (X-Men, X2) will be on hand tonight to answer questions from the RINGERS and do interviews with the press.
And the remaining festival screenings are:
Sunday, January 23, 2005 at 8:30 PM - Murray Theater - 4961 S. State Street, Salt Lake City, Utah
Monday, January 24, 2005 at 5:00 PM - Murray Theater - 4961 S. State Street, Salt Lake City, Utah
Thursday, January 27, 2005 at 9:00 PM - Murray Theater - 4961 S. State Street, Salt Lake City, Utah
RINGERS: LORD OF THE FANS
(http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0379473/) and (http://www.lordofthefans.net/) - U.S.A., 2005, 95 Minutes, color
Peter Jackson (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001392/)
Elijah Wood (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000704/)
Ian McKellen (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005212/)
Viggo Mortensen (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001557/)
Sean Astin (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000276/)
Billy Boyd (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0101710/)
Writer/ Director/ Producer: Carlene Cordova
Ms. Cordova has worked in numerous capacities in the entertainment industry including producing Oscar parties for all three of the LORD OF THE RINGS films, award winning web design, production and direction of webcasts for Columbia Tri Star Interactive, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment (CHARLIE'S ANGELS, SNATCH and SPIDER MAN) as well as producing and directing short and feature length documentaries.
Writer/ Producer/ Interviewer: Cliff Broadway
Mr. Broadway is an accomplished playwright, author, actor, and Tolkien scholar (THE PEOPLE'S GUIDE TO J.R.R. TOLKIEN). He is the interviewer at the heart of RINGERS, being familiar to both the worldwide Fan Community and also the entire cast and creative team behind Peter Jackson's LORD OF THE RINGS films allowing him to create engaging and literate conversations with his subjects.
Executive Producer: Tom DeSanto (X-Men, X2)
Producers: Jeff Marchelletta
Director of Photography and Co-Producer: Josh Mandel
RINGERS: LORD OF THE FANS shows how, after 50 years, THE LORD OF THE RINGS continues to spark the minds and hearts of millions. RINGERS explores the real foundations of Middle-earth; a community of true fans who share a common bond. Moving beyond "cult classic" and over several different generations, the film unearths countless people gathered under the banner of "Ringer" - academics, musicians, movie stars, authors, filmmakers, and a plethora of pop junkies. Celebrity interviewees include Peter Jackson, Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Clive Barker, and David Carradine. RINGERS carefully pulls away the veil between Tolkien's book and the creations of art, music, and community that have been inspired by it.
Filmmakers At Slamdance: Carlene Cordova, Cliff Broadway, Jeff Marchelletta, Tom DeSanto, Josh Mandel, World Without Sundays (song score), Kevin Gralewski (animator).