King Me : Documentary Movie

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King Me : Documentary Movie

Postby kim willis on Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:15 am

I just got home from ireland and jumped another plane this weekend to be one of the VIP guests of the Lo Conti's. Alans family attended also. Dr. Beckwith and me, would say about 300 more. As we waited in the theater I looked around and saw many ages. And I would say no checker players but maybe 4 lol.
As it started I was very impressed. The theater was quiet not 1 person left their seat. I sat in amazement. This movie was wonderful. After this premiere was finished applause of no end. I believe a standing ovation was due for all the work they did.

This gave Alan his 15 mins of fame at the ABC Tavern after the movie. Many people spoke to us about checkers. I hope that this will go to the ends of the earth and become a success. For it is a well worth it.

It is a MUST see.
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Re: King Me : Documentary Movie

Postby Alan Millhone on Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:24 pm

Hello Everyone:

As Kim wrote, all of us had a great time. The documentary goes next to the Sundance Film Festival .

I want to thank Joe A. and Joe E. Lo Conti for the tremendous financial investment they made to see this movie to completion. To Geoff Yaw and Think Media Studios for their tireless efforts in making this outstanding production.

As Kim said the vast majority in the audience of 300 plus were not Checker players. Everyone was rivited to their seats as the movie and its story unfolded before our eyes. The vast differences between lifestyles of Suki and Lubabalo were unreal. Many approached me after the movie to learn how they can help Lubabalo. I gave out a handful of my ACF business cards and fielded many questions from many who attended.

I do not want to spoil the movie for anyone who sees it when it is released. It is well worth seeing. At Sundance there will be approximate sixty concerns and any of them can show interest and pick up on this film.

It was great to see Dr. Beckwith there as well as my entire family and Kim Willis, who was our guest in Belpre for the week end.

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Re: King Me : Documentary Movie

Postby tommyc on Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:51 pm

Im afraid my invite was delayed in the post and arrived only 2 days ago.It will be a fascinating watch and a wonderful achievment for all concerned.I was watching a late movie last nite about Tom Horn there was a nice wee cameo of checkers in it at the jail house as he was abt to be hanged............1902.
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Re: King Me : Documentary Movie

Postby Jay H on Sat Nov 20, 2010 2:47 pm

Does anyone have an ETA as to when this will be available for viewing for the general public...I, for one, am very much looking forward to seeing this.... :!: :!:

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Re: King Me : Documentary Movie

Postby Alan Millhone on Sat Nov 20, 2010 5:50 pm

Dear Checker and Draughts players:

The following is a reply I received from film producer, Geoff Yaw that will answer many of your questions:


For future reference:

At this time there are no scheduled screenings of King Me. We have submitted to several film festivals and are waiting to hear back as to whether or not these fests will screen the movie. We are also in the process of arranging for distribution of the movie via DVD or theatrical release thus DVD's for purchase or rental are not available at this time.

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Re: King Me : Documentary Movie

Postby Jason Solan on Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:41 am

Sundance recently started.
Any word if the movie made it in?
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Re: King Me : Documentary Movie

Postby Alan Millhone on Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:01 pm

Hello everyone:

On occasion I get an update from Geoff Yaw of Thinkmedia studios who made the film. Geoff would like to see King Me make a circuit run on HBO ,etc. This takes time and marketing and money. Mr. Joe LoConti's son funded this movie himself !!

I can tell you first hand that the movie is top shelf in every way and very professionally done.

I will post anything I get from Geoff as far a progress with the movie.

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Re: King Me : Documentary Movie

Postby rich beckwith on Sat Dec 31, 2011 9:53 am

Rumor has it King Me will show at the Tower City (Cleveland) Film Festival starting the last week of March 2012. The movie will air five times over the approx. 10 days of the festival.
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Re: King Me : Documentary Movie

Postby rich beckwith on Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:06 pm

Link to festival homepage: http://www.clevelandfilm.org/
It seems full program will not be available until 2nd half of February.
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Re: King Me : Documentary Movie

Postby rich beckwith on Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:22 pm

http://www.clevelandfilm.org/festival/films/2012/king-me

King Me Directed by Geoff Yaw | Running time: 82 minutes
Tuesday, March 27 | 12:10 PM - Tickets are not yet on sale
Wednesday, March 28 | 5:10 PM - Tickets are not yet on sale
Thursday, March 29 | 9:45 PM - Tickets are not yet on sale

I understand tickets don’t go on sale until early March.
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Re: King Me : Documentary Movie

Postby JR Smith on Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:42 pm

King Me on the internet and in the news (The Plain Dealer) Cleveland.com
http://mobile.cleveland.com/advcleve/pm ... d=W0h93QsF

http://www.cleveland.com/movies/index.s ... _f_25.html
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Re: King Me : Documentary Movie

Postby Palomino on Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:57 pm

King Me Movie Trailer.
http://vimeo.com/36505480
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Re: King Me : Documentary Movie

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:49 am

I saw it, awesome ! I felt like celebrity when Geoff called me after movie, alot of applauds in recognition of checkers.

Many thanks everyone who made it happened. On my way back I stopped at Medina exit in Waffle House. People who worked here also recognised me !!!

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Re: King Me : Documentary Movie

Postby Palomino on Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:44 am

That's great Alex,

Did you have family or friends with you?

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Re: King Me : Documentary Movie

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:06 am

Palomino wrote:That's great Alex,

Did you have family or friends with you?

"Pal"
Not this time, Pal ! Presentation was at 9:45 PM. I left Columbus at 5:00 PM, came to Cleveland at 7:30 PM and participated in "Kings Me" party. After end of presentation I drove back to Columbus and was at home late night at 3:30 AM

I definetely will try to take a whole family or some next time, they should see this.

Many thanks to Geoff and his team - great, professional work.

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