“Che” Really ‘Knockin ’em Dead!

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Moviegoers are getting another chance to cha-cha-cha to the full four-hour-plus version of Steven Soderbergh’s “Che.” The Benicio Del Toro vehicle was set to withdraw from the marketplace before reappearing January 9 in limited release as two separate films, the Cuba-focused “The Argentine” and Bolivia-based “The Guerrilla.”
But IFC Films on Thursday said that last weekend’s sellouts have spurred executives to add two weekends of exclusive runs for the full “Che” version of the political epic, starting December 24 in New York and December 26 in Los Angeles.
“We thought ‘Che’ would have a great deal of interest, but to sell out in Los Angeles and New York City was even beyond our expectations,” IFC distribution vp Mark Boxer said.
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3 thoughts on ““Che” Really ‘Knockin ’em Dead!”

  1. The two most blue cities on the planet, of course they’re sold out. When it goes to 50 screens, expect it to die a quick death.

  2. I know what you mean. But even the most rustic states have college towns–and theaters near them. If only the liberal-arts professors and their pet (brain-dead) students attend, the movie might still make a profit! Que jodienda!
    PLEASE NOTE!: I do not include profs Tony and Carlina De La Cova (or their students)in the above description!

  3. The reason these NYC and LA screenings for the full version are so “hot” is obvious. Both cities have lots of card-carrying liberal types who MUST attend in order not to look bad or “lightweight” to their like-minded friends. It’s an image or reputation thing, and if there’s one thing these people care about, it’s image.

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