Hey guys, I’m in San Francisco. It’s wet. Wet. It’s wet.
This place is so wet it feels like I’m back in Wellington. But it’s also beautiful like Wellington; the fog and bridges and rain and steep streets and did I mention the rain? It actually makes a pretty dramatic and gorgeous place.
BOY opens here tomorrow at the Bridge Cinema, and also in Berkley at the Shattuck. I don’t know where either of those places are but I’m pretty stoked. If any of you guys have friends up here tell them to come along!
Also, it’s St Patrick’s day on Saturday and I was thinking maybe we could paint the GG Bridge green. Who’s in??*
And now for the *latest news* news portion of this update from the "team":
- Oh what's that? I can't hear you over the sound of BOY's sweet as review from Wall Street Journal!
- We're opening in more cities? Why yes, yes we ARE. (thanks for that, Kickstarteristas, btw)
- Ever wonder what New Zealand looks like when made from the hands of Taika Waititi? (like, literally OUT of his hands) (no hands were harmed in the making of this new zealand) (see photo below!) We got you on that one, too.
- AND as always, keep on talking, tweeting, facetweeting, facebooking, tumblr hand signaling, cartwheeling, interpretive dancing (whatever works best for ya) about BOY! We can feel the reverberations! THE WORLD CAN FEEL IT.
And don't you DARE miss out on the Q&A's! Seriously. No dares. See Taika make New Zealand out of his hands LIVE!
Here's the info on that:
LANDMARK’S BRIDGE THEATER (San Francisco)
- Friday 3/16 following the 8:20pm show
- Saturday 3/17 following the 5:45pm & 8:20pm shows
- Sunday 3/18 following the 5:45pm and 8:20pm shows
LANDMARK’S SHATTUCK (Berkeley)
- Saturday 3/17 following the 2:55pm show
Go Crazy Horses.
*we're in for this whole green golden gate for st. pat's thing... (we just drew it, but that counts, right?)
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