Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 (LOS ANGELES, CA) – United Artists Releasing today announced it will offer exclusive early access to Annapurna’s Booksmart, director Olivia Wilde’s critically acclaimed film, to its Instagram community. On May 17th, theater chains across the country including AMC, Regal, Cinemark, Marcus, Brielle Cinemas, Cinepolis, Harkins, Galaxy Theaters, Pacific Theaters, City Cinemas, Goodrich Theaters, and Kerasotes will present 800 paid sneak peek screenings of the film for one night only.
Starting today, people on Instagram can get their ticket by following @booksmart, and moviegoers can buy tickets by going to https://tickets.booksmart.movie/.
United Artists Releasing is also launching an Instagram-focused advertising campaign that will make it easy for moviegoers to buy tickets to the advance screenings.
David Kaminow, President of Marketing at United Artists Releasing noted, “Instagram is a platform where movie lovers can come together virtually to discover, embrace and evangelize what they love – and we know they’ll fall in love with this movie. We’re confident that people on Instagram and beyond will love Booksmart’s whip-smart mix of swagger, heart and humor.”
The Booksmart screenings are taking place one week prior to the film’s theatrical release. United Artists Releasing opens Booksmart wide in theaters on Friday, May 24, 2019.
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Told from a wildly original, fresh and modern perspective, Booksmart is an unfiltered comedy about high school best friends and the bonds we create that last a lifetime. Capturing the spirit of our times, the film is a coming of age story for a new generation
DIRECTOR: Olivia Wilde
WRITERS: Emily Halpern & Sarah Haskins and Susanna Fogel and Katie Silberman
PRODUCERS: Megan Ellison p.g.a., Chelsea Barnard p.g.a., David Distenfeld, Jessica Elbaum p.g.a., Katie Silberman
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Jillian Longnecker, Scott Robertson, Alex G. Scott
CAST: Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams with Lisa Kudrow, with Will Forte, and Jason Sudeikis
RATING: R | strong sexual content and language throughout, drug use and drinking – all involving teens.
RUNNING TIME: 102 minutes
RELEASE DATE: May 24, 2019  
SOCIAL MEDIA: #BooksmartMovie 
About United Artists Releasing:
United Artists Releasing, a joint venture between Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) and Annapurna Pictures (Annapurna), is a U.S. theatrical releasing company. Built upon the legacy of the iconic United Artists motion picture studio, the joint venture provides a home where filmmakers are supported by thoughtful approaches to marketing, publicity and distribution. United Artists Releasing offers content creators an alternative distribution option outside of the studio system and supports Annapurna and MGM’s film slates as well as the films of third-party filmmakers. For more information, visit www.unitedartistsreleasing.com.
About Annapurna
Annapurna, founded by Megan Ellison in 2011, focuses on creating sophisticated, high-quality content that is critically and commercially conscious while still appealing to a diverse audience. By upholding the company’s vision to put filmmakers and artists first and preserve their authentic creative voices no matter the genre or medium, the company has garnered a total of 52 Academy Award nominations, including five Best Picture nods for American Hustle, Her, Zero Dark Thirty, Phantom Thread and Vice. Annapurna’s upcoming releases include, Olivia Wilde’s Booksmart and Richard Linklater’s adaptation of Maria Semple’s, Where’d You Go, Bernadette.


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