Monday, September 14, 2009
ShowBiz Pizza lives: docu drama The Rock-afire Explosion to air at RFC on Fri, Sept 18, and Sat, Sept 19, 7:30 pm
Here's a shout-out from Woodman, a deeply-enthusiastic fan.
"It is titled as such because it is named after the centerpiece band of the long-defunct pizza franchise Showbiz Pizza. The film is about the underground devotees to this old restaurant and it is also how people can become attached to places just as they can to people. In this day and age, as businesses seem to be closing up at breakneck speed, this film accurately shows how some of these places can still go on and live in our hearts and minds for as long as those parts are functioning (R.I.P.- Murrel's, Nankings, Don's, etc.)."
"Anyway, I implore you to go to the Robinson website at www.robinsonfilmcenter.org as well as the film website www.rockafiremovie.com Check out the wonderful trailer and tell me you're not hooked! the Robinson will have pizza specials for this evening, the film will be showing only two times, on this Friday the 18th and Saturday the 19th, both at 7:30 pm. One of the film's subjects, a collector named Damon Breland will be in attendance, as will Billy Bob The Bear from The Rock-afire Explosion! I'm also telling people that they can come dressed as their favorite animal to the show. I know that for some this will conflict with the Britney Spears show, and I have been saying who would you rather spend your weekend with, Britney or Billy Bob?"
Woodman points out that Rock-afire aired recently at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin. Showings were sold out.