Acura to Host Q&A with Sound City Film Director Dave Grohl at 2013 Sundance
Last Chance to Enter Sweepstakes for an Exclusive Experience at the Festival
TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 7, 2013
TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Acura, third time presenting
auto sponsor of the Sundance Film Festival, will host a Q&A with Sound City
film director Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana) at the innovative Acura
Studio on January 21, during the Sundance Film Festival. Grohl will
participate in the Q&A discussion with press hosted by Acura and moderated by
Elliot Scheiner, seven-time GRAMMY^® award winning music producer/engineer and
designer of the Acura ELS sound system.
Sound City will premiere on Friday, January 18 at 2:30 p.m. at The MARC
Theater. Grohl, who will travel to Park City, Utah this month along with
select artists featured in the film and its forthcoming soundtrack album
commented, "As a first time director, I am humbled to be able to share my
passion for songwriting and storytelling with this incredible cast of
legendary musicians, as seen through the extraordinary story of America's
greatest unsung recording studio, Sound City. Being included in this group of
artists is a true honor, and the Sundance Film Festival is the perfect place
to premiere a film about craft, integrity, and passion for art. I am over the
In addition to the Sound City Q&A with Dave Grohl, Acura is hosting a variety
of events at the Acura Studio (528 Main Street, Park City, UT 84060) which
launched in 2010. Acura is giving one lucky winner and their guest access to
some of these events through the "Sundance Film Festival Fly-In" sweepstakes.
Participants can enter the sweepstakes on Acura's Facebook page
(https://www.facebook.com/Acura). The grand-prize for the sweepstakes
oTrip to Sundance Film Festival (airfare)
oPasses to the Sound City film premiere
oPasses to the Sound City after-party concert
oLuxury ski-in accommodations for three nights
"Acura is a luxury brand founded on forward thinking and innovation, so the
Acura Studio is the perfect place to host a Q&A with Dave Grohl, one of the
most innovative artists of our time," said Mike Accavitti, Vice President of
Marketing Operations. "What a thrill it will be for the lucky winner that is
able to join us at this exciting event."
Participants have just a few days left to enter for a chance to win the Acura
Sundance Film Festival Fly-In.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Sweepstakes began on December 20, 2012 at 6:00 a.m.
Pacific Time and ends on January 9, 2013 at 8:59 p.m. Pacific Time. Open only
to legal U.S. residents residing in the forty-eight (48) contiguous United
States or Washington D.C. and who are at least eighteen (18) years of age or
the age of majority in their state of primary residence at the time of entry.
The Grand Prize winner must be available to travel from January 17, 2013 –
January 21, 2013. See Official Rules at http://www.acurasundance.com/rules
for additional eligibility restrictions, prize descriptions/restrictions/ARVs
and complete details. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible
entries received. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes sponsored by American
Honda Motor Co., Inc. For information please visit Acura's Facebook page,
"Sundance Film Festival Sound City" tab.
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Sound City, the film, was conceived by Grohl after purchasing the legendary
custom-built Neve 8028 recording console from Sound City Studios last year.
The board, built in 1972, is considered by many to be the crown jewel of
analog recording equipment, having recorded such artists as Neil Young,
Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Cheap Trick, Guns and Roses, Fear, Nirvana, Rage
Against the Machine, Slipknot, Nine Inch Nails, Metallica, and countless other
musical legends over the past 40 years.
Through interviews with the artists and producers that created decades of
musical history at Sound City, the film showcases the amazing history of the
studio, focuses on the albums recorded there that went on to change the world,
then explores the human element of music in an age of technology, and features
performances of new music created exclusively for the film.
Grohl's personal connection to Sound City began with the 1991 recording of
Nirvana's breakthrough album, "Nevermind." Selling over 30 million copies
worldwide, "Nevermind" changed the entire musical landscape and forever
altered the course of Dave Grohl's life.
The official trailer for Sound City can be seen at http://soundcitymovie.com
Roswell Films, a division of the Roswell Records label that releases Foo
Fighters music, will distribute the film. Key personnel involved with the film
include Producer/Director Dave Grohl; Editor Paul Crowder (Dogtown & Z Boys,
Once In a Lifetime, Riding Giants); and Writer Mark Monroe (The Cove, Once In
a Lifetime, The Tillman Story). The film is also being produced in conjunction
with Jim Rota, John Ramsay, and Therapy Studios.
The Sundance Film Festival^®
A program of the non-profit Sundance Institute^®, the Festival has introduced
global audiences to some of the most ground-breaking films of the past two
decades, including sex, lies, and videotape, Maria Full of Grace, The Cove,
Hedwig and the Angry Inch, An Inconvenient Truth, Precious, Trouble the Water,
and Napoleon Dynamite, and through its New Frontier initiative, has showcased
the cinematic works of media artists including Isaac Julien, Doug Aitken,
Pierre Huyghe, Jennifer Steinkamp, and Matthew Barney. The 2013 Sundance Film
Festival^® sponsors include: Presenting Sponsors – HP, Acura, Sundance Channel
and Chase Sapphire PreferredSM; Leadership Sponsors – DIRECTV, Entertainment
Weekly, FOCUS FORWARD, a partnership between GE and CINELAN, Southwest
Airlines, Sprint and YouTube; Sustaining Sponsors – Adobe, Canada Goose, Canon
U.S.A., Inc., CIROC Ultra Premium Vodka, FilterForGood^®, a partnership
between Brita^® and Nalgene^®, Hilton HHonors and Waldorf Astoria Hotels &
Resorts, Intel Corporation, L'Oreal Paris, Recycled Paper Greetings, Stella
Artois^® and Time Warner Inc. Sundance Institute recognizes critical support
from the Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development, and the State of Utah
as Festival Host State. The support of these organizations will defray costs
associated with the 10-day Festival and the nonprofit Sundance Institute's
year-round programs for independent film and theatre artists.
Founded by Robert Redford in 1981, Sundance Institute is a global, nonprofit
cultural organization dedicated to nurturing artistic expression in film and
theater, and to supporting intercultural dialogue between artists and
audiences. The Institute promotes independent storytelling to unite, inform
and inspire, regardless of geo-political, social, religious or cultural
differences. Internationally recognized for its annual Sundance Film Festival
and its artistic development programs for directors, screenwriters, producers,
film composers, playwrights and theatre artists, Sundance Institute has
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Southern Wild, Amreeka, An Inconvenient Truth, Spring Awakening, Light in the
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