They Shoot Indies, Don't They? Dance Derby Fundraiser Spectacular

They Shoot Indies, Don't They? Dance Derby Fundraiser Spectacular

Sat, February 2, 2013

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

They Shoot Indies, Don't They? Dance Derby Fundraiser Spectacular
They Shoot Indies, Don't They? Dance Derby Fundraiser Spectacular
It's not about skill. This is a dance party for EVERYONE, with prizes. Wallflowers & witnesses welcome, celebrated.

Our third Dance Derby Fundraiser Spectacular! Always a blast, this one benefits production of MORMON MOVIE by Xan Aranda (Kartemquin Films), director of the multi award-winning ANDREW BIRD: FEVER YEAR.

Support independent film with esteemed Judges Ameena Matthews of THE INTERRUPTERS (a recent guest on The Colbert Report) and actress Leah Karpel (Steppenwolf) of Victory Gardens Theater's THE WHALE, plus DJ All The Way Kay + DJ Treetop Lover.

PRIZES, SURPRISES, GLORY

This event is made possible by generous in-kind donations from LONGMAN & EAGLE, STRANGE CARGO, BLACK DOG GELATO, THE MUSIC BOX THEATRE, VICTORY GARDENS THEATER, KARTEMQUIN FILMS, artists RYAN DUGGAN and GARRET KAROL, and others.

"They Shoot Indies, Don't They?" was inspired by "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?", the legendarily tragic Depression-era book-turned-film, but is instead a lively "dance party for everyone, with prizes." This cozy gathering features a wide variety of music.

Instead of a life-threatening dance marathon like in the book and film, "They Shoot Indies, Don't They?" is intended to raise awareness for the support of local filmmakers and is not about skill, nor does it span for days.

Past winners were people on the dance floor who may not have had the snazziest moves, but the music had a hold of them and they just couldn't stop. That kind of inner inferno and gumption is similar to what fuels an independent filmmaker. We salute it.

How the night goes:
- Warm-up entertainers kick things off
- Open Dancing (like an "all-skate", everyone dances)
- Shakedown Round (competitors show spirit, feevah)
- Heartbreak Round (finalists are selected)
- Final Three Throwdown
- Grand Prize Winner declared
- Everyone dances!


www.Kartemquin.com
www.MormonMovie.org
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/XanAranda/mormon-movie-work-in-progress-first-look
http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/407605/february-01-2012/ameena-matthews

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Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
http://www.hideoutchicago.com