Another 4th-Grade Achievement: sell-out
It's a small local film made on a shoe-string budget, but World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements, one of the subjects of the Hook's February 18 cover story, made a big splash in a sell-out sneak preview at the Paramount Theatre on Sunday, February 21.
"It was phenomenal!" exclaims World Peace director Chris Farina on Monday, the day after the 1,200-seat Paramount had to turn away an estimated 75 people hoping to see Farina's documentary about the game created by local teacher John Hunter. The film, and The Parking Lot Movie, another local film that actually stars Farina, will both officially premiere at the South by Southwest film festival next month.
Sunday's World Peace sneak preview was "extraordinary," gushes Paramount GM Mary Beth Aungier, who says she's exploring holding a second screening of the film in the near future.
(Above: World Peace Game teacher John Hunter, left, with director Chris Farina at the Paramount's sold-out screening of their film.)