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"IS THAT A GUN IN YOUR POCKET?..."

"HILARIOUS! ... DELIVERS LAUGHS AND SMILES ALL THE WAY THROUGH."
- ERIC ALTHOFF, THE WASHINGTON TIMES

"IS THAT A GUN IN YOUR POCKET?... WILL HAVE YOU ROLLING IN THE AISLE ... PACKS A POWERFUL COMEDIC PUNCH!"
-DEBBIE LYNN ELIAS, CULVER CITY OBSERVER

NEW YORK, Aug. 24, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The New York Film Critics Series® (NYFCS®), a premiere screening company, has partnered with the nation's leading independent cinemas to present live, in-theater events. The evenings are moderated by Peter Travers, film critic for Rolling Stone Magazine and ABC's Popcorn. NYFCS offers screenings of movies before their theatrical release and presents big-screen HD broadcast with the stars and filmmakers.

The next NYFCS screening will be a red carpet premiere screening of the hilarious comedy and film festival award winner Is That A Gun In Your Pocket?... (isthatagun[dot]com) The Event will feature live appearances and talkback with director Matt Cooper and other special guests. Hosted By Peter Travers.
The film stars Andrea Anders (Joey, Better Off Ted, Modern Family), Matt Passmore (Satisfaction, The Glades), Academy Award®-winner Cloris Leachman (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Young Frankenstein), Lauren Bowles (True Blood, VEEP), Horatio Sanz (Saturday Night Live, Wreck-It Ralph), John Michael Higgins (Pitch Perfect, Pitch Perfect 2), John Heard (Home Alone, Big, Ncis Los Angeles), David Denman (Parenthood, The Office).

Is That A Gun In Your Pocket?... is written and directed by Matt Cooper, produced by Matt Cooper and Lori Miller, opens in movie theaters across the U.S. beginning September 16th, 2016 in New York and Scottsdale, before heading to Los Angeles, Washington, DC, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Chicago, Miami, Cleveland, and more.

If there's one thing the men of Rockford, Texas love as much as their women, it's their guns. But life in this idyllic town is turned upside-down when a gun incident involving her son spurs stay-at-home mom Jenna (Andrea Anders) to rethink Rockford's obsessive gun culture. Much to the chagrin of her husband Glenn (Matt Passmore), Jenna ignites a movement by convincing the women of Rockford to withhold sex until every gun in town is given up. A wild and hilarious showdown ensues between the sexes. As tensions—and libidos—rise, the men and women of Rockford must decide what's really important: keeping the peace or getting a piece.

MUST-SEE TRAILER

The NYFCS Is That A Gun In Your Pocket?... event will take place on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 at 7pm at the AMC Empire 25, 42nd Street Entertainment Center, 234 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036. Press welcome. Public passes here

NYFCS® takes place exclusively in theaters and is never available on TV or the Internet. The events, including interviews and interactive audience involvement, are HD Simulcast to 55 select major markets so that everyone throughout the country can enjoy up close and personal moments from major movie stars, producers, writers and directors in the comfort of their own neighborhood theater. On a monthly basis, audiences experience all of the excitement of captured live Q&A sessions hosted by Peter Travers. Each screening brings the energy and VIP nature of prestigious, NYC screenings to nationwide audiences. This is a comprehensive, industry-wide, turn-key marketing tool complete with robust media and in-theater assets to 400+ screens.

NYFCS® is dedicated to producing inspiring events in a collaborative environment and to nurturing the long-term success of movies. Featuring an energetic, creative, and experienced team, the NYFCS® exhibits socially and culturally relevant films with live, world-class talent in the best independent theaters throughout the U.S. NYFCS will entertain, educate, surprise and invigorate film-loving audiences across the nation.

Recent NYFCS® Highlights

Al Pacino - DANNY COLLINS
Sharon Stone - MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS
Clive Owen - THE CONFIRMATION
Jason Sudeikis, Blythe Danner - TUMBLEDOWN
Cynthia Nixon - JAMES WHITE
Jake Johnson - DIGGING FOR FIRE
Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Mackie, Paul Bettany - SHELTER
Robin Williams' Final Film - BOULEVARD
Diane Lane, Frances McDormand, Dakota Fanning - EVERY SECRET THING
Russell Crowe - WATER DIVINER
Jennifer Anniston - CAKE
Shirley MacLaine - ELSA & FRED
Rob Reiner - AND SO IT GOES
Daniel Radcliffe - WHAT IF
Gillian Flynn - GONE GIRL
James Franco - CHILD OF GOD
Andy Garcia - AT MIDDLETON
Tom Hardy - LOCKE
Jon Favreau - CHEF
Felicity Huffman - BREATHE IN
David O. Russell - Director AMERICAN HUSTLE

CONTACT: Mark Ehrenkranz marke@nyfilmcriticsseries.com

Source: NY Film Critics