Exclusive Amarillo screening event for 'Bomb City' announced

Exclusive Amarillo premiere event for 'Bomb City' scheduled for Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. at the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts. (Photo courtesy of Jamie Brooks)

Details about the event many Amarilloans have been waiting for have been announced.

On Friday, it was announced that Bomb City, a film based on the true story of late Amarillo punk-rocker, Brian Deneke, will be shown early in Amarillo.

The film is scheduled to drop in select theaters and everywhere On Demand on Feb. 9. However, the filmmakers have announced the film will be shown in Amarillo on Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. at the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts.

The trailer for the film dropped on Dec. 12, 2017 - the 20-year anniversary of Deneke's death.

The exclusive event will include a special presentation of the critically acclaimed film, as well as a special guest Q&A with the cast and crew following the film. It will be hosted by CJ Ramone of the Ramones. The special advanced screening is presented by 3rd Identity Films and Family Support Services of Amarillo.

Tickets go on sale Friday at noon and are available at Admission is $20 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the FSS of Amarillo.

Bomb City is a crime-thriller that chronicles the events leading up the tragic confrontation that occurred in the Western Plaza parking lot between the 'punks vs preps' on Dec. 12, 1997. The event culminated into a controversial verdict that divided the community and ultimately questioned the morality of American justice.

Deneke's death sparked a national debate about tolerance.

Although the film will not be officially released in theaters and On Demand until Feb. 9, it is available for pre-order on iTunes.

Bomb City has been endorsed by Oscar Nominated Director Richard Linklater (Dazed & Confused, Boyhood) and racked up awards at every international film festival so far including: THE AUDIENCE AWARD for BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE in Dallas, Nashville, Louisville, Tallgrass; BEST ACTOR in Nashville, Louisville; and BEST DIRECTOR at BendFilm in Oregon.

The film is intended for adult audiences and viewer discretion is advised. It is directed, written, produced and composed by Amarillo Natives Jameson Brooks, Sheldon R. Chick and Cody Chick.

“We are beyond honored to finally share Bomb City with not only our hometown, but the absolute most important audience, yet. Amarillo is ground zero, and will always have a place in our hearts. This whole process has been a whirlwind of emotion, and we cannot express how grateful we are to help share Brian Deneke’s story,” the filmmakers said.

A press release regarding the event stated, "This exclusive event will raise awareness on anti-bullying, oppression, and crisis management within the community."

See the full trailer below:

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