Revenge of the Mekons to open in L.A. and other cities!
Theaters across the country keep adding Revenge of the Mekonsto their calendars, including three Laemmle theaters in the Los Angeles area later this month, and a number of... Read more
Revenge of the Mekons opens in cinemas across the U.S.!
Good news, everyone: Music Box Films has announced the initial release schedule for Revenge of the Mekons. Things kick off later this week in Seattle. Here’s the schedule so... Read more
New screenings added.
A quick note to announce some upcoming screenings. Next Sunday, Jan. 18, 7pm, Revenge of the Mekons will screen in Omaha, NE, at Film Streams, as part of... Read more
The reviews are in…
In case you didn't see any of the reviews that accompanied the film's NYC theatrical release at Film Forum last week, they were almost universally positive: Critics' Picks in... Read more
A message about your Kickstarter rewards
This is a message to the backers who donated $100 (or more) and opted for the following prize: Official BUTTON set + THANK YOU in film’s credits + pre-release... Read more
I thought you might want to check out this article which will appear in Sunday's New York Times Arts & Leisure section!
Remember, those of you in... Read more
Music Box Films acquires Revenge of the Mekons for distribution!
I have big news to ring in the new season: Music Box Films announced yesterday that they have acquired Revenge of the Mekonsfor distribution in the U.S.... Read more
Your Kickstarter reward is in the mail!
Remember back in 2010, when you donated $50 (or more) to my Kickstarter campaign for Revenge of the Mekons and opted for the following reward: “Official button set, a... Read more
Revenge of the Mekons coming to Film Forum in NYC! (…and other news)
Dear friends and supporters,
It’s been killing me not to be able to share this news—which I’ve known about for some time—but at last I can: Film Forum has scheduled ... Read more
CIMMfest pre-screening party!
For those of you in Chicago who are planning to see the film this week, the fine folks at CIMMfest are throwing a pre-screening reception—and you’re invited!
Tickets are $10,... Read more
CIMMfest (Chicago), Sarasota & Vancouver!
I’m happy to tell you about three new festivals at which Revenge of the Mekons will be playing. First up is the Sarasota Film Festival, where the... Read more
More festival news…
Sorry for the late notice, but it just occurred to me that, while I've been posting updates to the film's website and Facebook page I haven't mentioned some upcoming festival... Read more
Thinking of you…
Well, tonight's the night: the world premiere of Revenge of the Mekons! And, quite simply, I would never have arrived here without the support of each and every one... Read more
Super-special mega shout out to Vanessa Gould, filmmaker, Mekons fan, Kickstarter backer and, now, glad to say, friend, for creating this trailer in less than a day!
Vanessa is one... Read more
Reminder: 3 premiere screenings coming up!
I want to remind you that you can still buy tickets for this week’s three screenings of Revenge of the Mekons. If you’re planning on attending the... Read more
This just in…
Good news for those attending the world premiere at DOC NYC: Jon Langford, Sally Timms and Rico Bell will be joining Steve Gouldingat the festival and participate in... Read more
World premiere! (And other festival news.)
After almost six years since shooting commenced I'm thrilled to announce that the world premiere of Revenge of the Mekons will be Friday, November 15 at the DOC NYC festival.
In... Read more
As if you needed another good reason…
…to join us for the film's fundraiser in Chicago on Oct. 20: The Mekons' very own Jon Langford just told me he will be attending. The evening just got a... Read more
Dear Kickstarter backers,
The official announcement won't be made until Friday but I wanted you to be the first to know: Revenge of the Mekonswill screen on the closing... Read more
Chicago fundraising event Oct. 20.
For those of you in the Chicago area who would like to join us on October 20, the invitation is attached. Publican Quality Meats and Panozzo's Italian Market is providing... Read more
Lots of news.
Hi everyone, I've a few things to share.
Firsts, we've reached a significant milestone: "picture lock". What that means is the film is complete as far as editing, graphics and titles... Read more
New York fundraising event
We're oh-so-close. I'm currently tying up the remaining loose ends on the film and aiming to “lock picture” by the end of the month. At that point, we’ll... Read more
For your reading enjoyment…
An enterprising young journalist (full disclosure: my nephew Stuart Prentice) interviewed yours truly about Revenge of the Mekonsfor his college film blog. He asked some trenchant questions that shed... Read more
Finish line in sight!
Happy…Chinese New Year!
I was listening to Kurt Anderson's "Studio 360" program on NPR this morning, which featured a story on Kickstarter—particularly, on Kickstarter projects that never materialize.... Read more
Dear Revenge of the Mekons backers,
Since I’ve received several messages from Kickstarter contributors in the past week inquiring about the status of the film I wanted to let everyone... Read more
Work-in-progress screening today in Chicago
To all Kickstarter backers in the Chicago area,
A short reminder that we'll be screening a 20-minute, work-in-progress clip from Revenge of the Mekons today at the Logan Theater at... Read more
Revenge of the Mekons: sneak peek at CIMMfestival
Hey Chicago-area Kickstarter backers,
If you're in town on April 14, CIMMfest (Chicago International Movies & Music Festival) will be presenting a 15-20 minute work-in-progress selection from Revenge of the... Read more
Happy new year!
Hello Kickstarter supporters,
As we await news from festivals as to where Revenge of the Mekons will premiere we continue to fine-tune the film. As soon as I find out... Read more
Shaking Through: The Birth of a Song
Hi everyone. A Mekons supporter has a Kickstarter project up that I thought you might be interested in. It's for a cool music documentary series out of Philadelphia called Shaking... Read more
I hope you had a happy Thanksgiving.
Here's a quick note to let you all know that, while we're zeroing in on a final edit, I've started submitting Revenge of... Read more
A quick word on prizes.
A quick update here to those of you who have yet to receive your prizes: By now everyone should have received the items that were donated by outside... Read more
To those of you I requested address info from earlier today...
...and forgot to tick the box that said SEND ADDRESS INFORMATION.
will you please send me your mailing addresses? unfortunately, i probably did this to a quarter of the backers... Read more
Oh, one more thing…
A few pledgers have brought to my attention that they've had some trouble with Amazon, in particular that their payments aren't going through.
I'm really sorry for any inconvenience this... Read more
THANK YOU, THANK YOU & THANK YOU AGAIN!
Well, we did it—and thanks to you! I can't express how grateful and appreciative I am to the 301 of you who have backed this project. I'd heard... Read more
One more signed copy of Greil Marcus’ Mystery Train available!
I was just doing a quick inventory and realized I miscalculated the number of books Greil Marcus donated. Turns out there is one more copy of Mystery Train. It's... Read more
Option magazine’s Mekons Watch is back!
Those of you who remember the late, great Option magazine might recall the regular front-of-book “Mekons Watch” section. The good news: former Optioneditor-in-chief Mark Kemp is reviving the publication... Read more
5 days to go—3 new rewards
We're heading into the home stretch and, while there's still loads of great rewards left, here are three more for the Jon Langford aficionados:
JON LANGFORD’S HAND-EMBROIDERED HANK WILLIAMS SHIRT... Read more
A Hanukkah treat
As the home stretch of the Kickstarter campaign falls smack in the middle of the season of giving, here's a little midweek treat with a tangential Mekons connection: A clip... Read more
BRAND NEW REWARD: DINNER WITH THE MEKONS!
Have you long fancied currying favor with Sally Timms by saying, “Fancy more curry, Sally?” Or wondered what Rico Bell eats to retain his youthful physique? Well, your prayers are... Read more
Jon Langford & Skull Orchard videos
i just posted four videos from Jon’s show Thursday night at the Bell House, Brooklyn: I Am the Law, Pill Sailor, Deep Sea Diver and a great cover of Viv... Read more
True story: I was just preparing an update as we approach the campaign's halfway point, thanking you for helping us get so close, so quickly — and announcing some REMARKABLE... Read more
Because a number of you have asked…
As if the amazing support the project has been receiving isn't enough, a number of people have left messages asking how they can make additional contributions! Apparently, this process isn't... Read more
KICKSTARTER PROJECT OF THE DAY!
Great news, everyone: We've been selected as Kickstarter's Project of the Day! You can check it out here: http://www.kickstarter.com/
To celebrate I've added a few new rewards.
First up, courtesy... Read more
IT'S SALLY TIMMS DAY!
Happy Monday, everybody.
What better way to kick off the second week of the Kickstarter campaign than with some great new merch, courtesy of Sally Timms.
Sally has contributed 10... Read more
More books from Luc Sante & Jon Langford!
Apparently, our Kickstarter backers are avid readers. How else to account for the fact that all the books on the site sold out within three days? Not to fear! Due... Read more
Friday, 2:01pm: 78 hours in and we've just surpassed the halfway point of the campaign! Thank you, Doug Mayo-Wells—and everyone else who has contributed and shared the link to this... Read more
One more signed book by Greil Marcus
The Greil Marcus books have proven to be a popular item; the first batch sold out in a day. Thanks to all of you who've selected them with your donations.... Read more
AN AMAZING 24 HOURS
Let me take a quick break from the work week to thank all of you who have contributed, posted the link, forwarded emails and generally shown such great support for... Read more