“CBGB” the movie set for October release

No surprise that CBGB, which filmed primarily in Savannah in summer 2012, will premiered during the second annual CBGB Festival in New York in October. From The Hollywood Reporter’s ‘CBGB’ U.S. Film Rights Nabbed by XLrator Media:

XLrator Media has acquired U.S. rights to distribute CBGB, the film about the iconic New York City club that gave rise to the punk movement in America.

It will be released during the CBGB Musical Festival, which runs from Oct. 9-13 in the Big Apple.

The Randall Miller-directed film stars Alan Rickman as CBGB founder Hilly Kristal and Ashley Greene as his daughter, Lisa. Also: Malin Ackerman as Debby Harry; Rupert Grint as Cheeta Chrome; and Joel David Moore as Joey Ramone, among others.

Here’s the slightly too long preview video about the CBGB Festival:

I noted the good reception at a recent private screening here in Savannah for CBGB, but it will be interesting to see if the movie truly catches the flavor of the historical scene and if moviegoers propel it to screens nationwide.

While I’d say it’s still likely that CBGB could play at the Savannah Film Festival in the last week of October, the timing of the release might mean that the film has already been seen widely in theaters.

Click on through to find CBGB on Facebook: