Wednesday, September 10, 2008
We just got back from a special screening at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA of "Choke," a very dark psychotic comedy made by ATO Pictures (Dave Matthews' and Dave's manager Coran Capshaw's company), produced by our good friend Temple Fennell. Sam Rockwell is on his game by playing the lead role of Victor Mancini who is part con man, part indentured servant (by working as a colonial-era theme park actor), and full-time sex addict who attends Sex Addicts Anonymous. He can't ever get past more than two days of sexual sobriety, and step four of the "process." The movie is based on the book of the same title by Chuck Palahniuk, writer of Fight Club. The movie, set to be released nationwide in over 500 theaters on Friday September 26th is going to be a big hit among the college crowd, judging by the reactions we saw from the UVA viewers. The You Tube trailer already has over 1 million hits. One last note. Gotta love the design of the movie poster, and definitely check out the promotional website. So get out and enjoy some dirty sex satire right before the presidential debates.