Monday, June 27, 2011 , Updated 8:58 a.m., June 28, 2011
UPDATED: Documentary about Electric Daisy Carnival to be released on August 4
About 20 movie theaters in Dallas-Fort Worth will show the film.
Barely a week after the Electric Daisy Carnival made the news – 30 people were transported to the hospital and two people were pronounced dead from the Dallas event – representatives of the electro-dance concert announced that a documentary will be made and released one night only in movie theaters on August 4.
Director Kevin Kerslake and a crew took footage at several stops along the traveling tour. Josh Mills, spokesperson for the production company Manifest, does not have confirmation if footage from the Dallas show will be included, but the film will be shown in more than a dozen Dallas-Fort Worth movie theaters on August 4. [UPDATE: The film will not contain footage of the Dallas concert, said Mills.]
The concert series has been criticized as much as it's been praised. Some parents took a public stand against the recent Las Vegas concert, saying it was unsafe for teenagers. Dallas Fire-Rescue said some drug-related incidents took place at the Dallas event, though the promoter's spokespeople from Insomniac Events say they don't allow drugs at the concert. Pegasus News writer Josh Hogan confirmed that the Dallas event had three levels of security, which included turning your pockets inside-out for a drug check.
Electric Daisy Carnival — Vegas 2011 official trailer
“Anything that people don't understand is going to be feared,” Mills said. “You can get maybe 45,000 or 26,000 people into an event, and 99.99% of those people go home happy and safe. ... It's obviously a tragedy what happened to these people in Dallas recently, but I think it's just indicative of getting a lot of people into [and out of] one place at one time.”
The documentary will be shown in 500 theaters across the country, Mills said. A private show on July 26 in Hollywood will be the last taping before the film is released.
“With electronic, there is this whole underground culture that nobody sees,” said Mills. “I think a lot of people want to know more.” And though the dance/rave scene is considered to be an underground movement, the volume of people who have attended an Electric Daisy Carnival this year alone includes hundreds of thousands of people.
Theaters are subject to change, but right now, the documentary will be shown at these Dallas-Fort Worth theaters: AMC NorthPark; Galaxy Theatre in Dallas; Cinemark 17 in Dallas; Cinemark West Plano; Cinemark 24 (The Legacy) in Plano; Cinemark – Frisco; Cinemark Allen 16; Vista Ridge Mall in Lewisville; AMC Highland Village 12; Cinemark 14 in Denton; Cinemark 12 in Rockwall; AMC Mesquite; Cinemark 14 in Cedar Hill; AMC Parks at Arlington 18; Tinseltown Movies 17 in Grapevine; North East Mall 18 in Hurst; Cinemark 12 Town Center in Mansfield; Fossil Creek in Fort Worth; AMC Palace 9 in Fort Worth; Ridgmar 13 in Fort Worth; and Movies 14 in Burleson.
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