Movie Mondays: Atlas Shrugged UpdateJanuary 31st, 2011
This Ayn Rand masterpiece will be released in film form this April. According to the Director, no later than Tax Day, April 15th. The original plan was to release the film on Ayn Rand’s birthday, January 2nd…but as the filmmaking process goes, you can never be sure how long a film’s release will be delayed. It truly depends on when the director can let go. It’s a tough process because there’s always something to change or improve.
Atlas Shrugged has been previewed at numerous events since December. The next chance you have to preview this spectacular screen experience before the general public is at the International Students for Liberty Conference. So if you are dying to be one of the first to experience a part of history before anyone else, attending this event is highly suggested.
If you are left twiddling your thumbs until the release, try arranging a screening in your city. It’s as easy as contacting the producer Brian O’Toole and sending over your city’s theater and contact information. This same process will be an option when Silver Circle is ready to release. We are hoping to hold a limited theater release before taking on some of our film festival hopefuls.
Which brings me to my next point: Two pro-liberty films in one year! I’d love to hear of the other liberty film projects. Please leave in the comments section the name and production status of other films that are in the works. The beauty about Atlas Shrugged and Silver Circle is both are works of fiction. Although we may tend to think the films are premature history, both films are artistically crafted to tell a story about love, strife, and redemption. Most films out of the grassroots liberty movement have been awesome and informative documentaries. Now we are seeing a shift into action and drama…perhaps this will be yet another way to reach the hearts of viewers? With the release of Atlas Shrugged in April and Silver Circle this Fall, we’ll surely have a film-inspired revolution on our hands!