Screenings — 30 April 2012 » Written by
<i>Takeover!</i> premiere at World Cafe Live

On Friday, May 4 at 8:30 pm, World Cafe Live (upstairs) will host the Philadelphia Premiere of the documentary Takeover!, which promises to be the modern hippie’s Friends Forever.

“Some bands wait for a chance, others take one.  The story of how one band went from parking lot to the big stage.

Takeover! follows Full Service—a hungry and determined independent band from Austin, Texas [half of who are native Philadelphians]—as they embark on an experiment called the “Takeover Tour”; a sixteen-city tour of amphitheatre parking lots.  Uninvited and unknown, they follow national acts 311 and Snoop Dogg, playing unsanctioned shows for tailgaters outside the venues. What starts as a strategic plan to boost their fan-base quickly turns into a test of the very character and heart of the band itself. As they battle police, venue security, equipment failures, and each other, they learn just how far they are willing to go to live the dream.”

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Eric is the Founder/Site Editor of Cinedelphia.com whose additional activities are numerous: Director/Curator of the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (PhilaMOCA), founder of Tokyo No Records, the brain behind Video Pirates, and active local film programmer including the Unknown Japan screening series. He's served as a TLA Video Manager, Philadelphia Film Society Managing Director, and Adjunct Professor in Cinema Studies at Drexel University. He is shy and modest. Email Eric.

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