The Troma Team arrived at the Cannes Film Festival, which marks the beginning of the Occupy Cannes Movement and the making of Troma’s Occupy Cannes documentary. Troma’s Lloyd Kaufman exclaimed “The Occupy Cannes team has arrived at the Cannes Film Festival to fight for the rights of all independent artists.”
The Troma Team will hold two screenings of Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Volume One at Cannes; a secret screening on Thursday, May 16th at 3:30pm in Arcades 3, and the world premiere on Tuesday, May 21st at 3:30pm in Arcades 3. The screenings will call attention the Occupy Cannes movement.
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“Return to Nuke ’em High is a politically conscious, punk horror film which deals with many of the Occupy Cannes themes”, says Return to Nuke ’em High Producer Justin Martell.
The Occupy movement has become an important social and political movement highlighting opportunity and income disparity around the world. Troma’s goal with the Occupy Cannes Movement and documentary is to spotlight the opportunity disparity between independent artists and mega-media corporations as it plays out at the Cannes Film Festival.
Last week, Occupy Cannes released this important announcement:
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STAR IN A TROMA FILM!
All Troma fans are invited to appear in a scene for Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Volume Two. The scene will be filmed on Tuesday May 21st at 5:30PM in front of the Ritz Carlton following the world premiere of Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Volume One.
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Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Volume One is also available for non-English speaking territories. For more information and/or to set up a meeting at Cannes, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Troma booth at Cannes: TROMA ENTERTAINMENT PALAIS 1 BOOTH 24.09 +33 (0) 4 92 99 81 84
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Lead by Troma Entertainment, the Occupy Cannes movement will use the Cannes Film Festival to draw attention to the disparity in opportunity between the mega-media conglomerates and independent artists. “Give art back to the people!” exhorts Lloyd Kaufman, President of Troma Entertainment. The Occupy Cannes demonstrations and the forthcoming documentary of the same name, will explore the corporate-controlled film and media market. It will also honor the independent artists who continue their creative pursuits despite the challenges posed by an ever more consolidated industry. Similarly, the movement will inform independent artists how they can better co-exist with, work around, and change the mainstream to promote truly independent art in all its forms.
Exploring the Cannes Film Festival from inside out, Occupy Cannes will use Troma’s latest production, Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Volume One, as its centerpiece. Along the way the Occupy Cannes team will speak with other industry players and lawmakers to understand how the industry has hardened into its current state. Occupy Cannes aims to serve as a wake-up call to media elites who have hijacked Cannes and the wider film industry, as well as explore strategies for independent artists to navigate the consolidated market. Occupy Cannes hopes to “make a difference,” says Kaufman.
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Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Volume One & Volume Two, directed by Lloyd Kaufman, is a satirical sci-fi comedy event film with themes ripped straight from today’s headlines: the contamination and degradation of the world’s food supply, rampant bullying, love triumphing over prejudice and LGBT rights. The film, a redux of Troma’s 1986 Class of Nuke Em High is in the same vein as other classics such as Class of 1984, Rock ‘n’ Roll High School, and Carrie, but seen through the unique vision of Lloyd Kaufman and the Troma Team. Welcome to Tromaville High School where, unfortunately, the glee club has mutated into a vicious gang of Cretins. Chrissy and Lauren, two innocent lovers-bloggers, must fight not only the Cretins, mutants and monsters but also the evil Tromorganic Foodstuffs Conglomerate. Will they save Tromaville High School and the world?