Local superhero film gets a theatrical release
The award-winning independent film “The Posthuman Project” has announced its plans for theatrical release. The superhero-styled teen drama will debut theatrically in Oklahoma City on Jan. 30.
The film has played across the U.S. and in Europe to sold-out crowds as part of its festival circuit, winning eight awards, including two for best feature.
The film will open its theatrical run at 2501 W Memorial Rd., Oklahoma City, at AMC Quail Springs on Friday, Jan. 30 and continue during the following week. It’ll be up to the citizens of Oklahoma City on weather or not the film will continue after that week.
“People have been asking us for months when they could see our film in the theater,” director Kyle William Roberts said. “I’m so thrilled to be able to bring this film to Oklahomans. This film was made here, and I don’t think we could have made it anywhere else. In a lot of ways, I attribute the success of this film to the spirit of the people in this great state.”
In the film, Denny Burke is finally about to graduate high school. Senior year has been one bad thing after another: a broken leg, a broken heart, and — worst of all — a broken home. With four of his closest friends, Denny goes on one last rock-climbing trip to prove he’s ready to start his adult life… On their trip the five teens receive a genetic boost beyond anything they’d ever imagined. Denny’s soon faced with the first big decision of his adult life: does he give up these powers and stay a normal teenager, or does he keep them…and graduate from the human race?
“The Posthuman Project” was named “Best Oklahoma Film” at the deadCenter film festival
in Oklahoma City and screened as part of the Independent Film Festival held in conjunction with Comic-Con International in San Diego.
The superhero flick was penned by two people with a great deal of experience in superhero writing. Comic-shop owner and journalist Matthew Price joined with New York Times bestselling
author Sterling Gates (“Superman: New Krypton,” “Superman: War of the Supermen”) to craft the story.
[pullquote-right]“We wanted to capture the teen experience of graduating high school and filter it through the lens of a comic book movie.”[/pullquote-right]“We wanted to capture the teen experience of graduating high school and filter it through the lens of a comic book movie,” Gates said. “These characters are all dealing with vastly different struggles and emotions as their graduation looms near, but most of all, they’re worried about how their lives are going to change. One day, everything changes for them in a bigger way than they could have ever possibly imagined.”
Actor Kyle Whalen, who plays the film’s protagonist “Denny Burke,” said that the characters’ super powers “amplify the teenage experience.” “Everyone’s powers are wish fulfillments,” he said. “The powers are how we adapt to the enormous, unpredictable change to adult life. ‘Who are we? What have we become?’ are the lines any group of friends a few years out of high school will ask themselves. ‘The Posthuman Project’ captures that metamorphosis in 90 minutes.”
So far, critics are calling “The Posthuman Project” “an indie-epic” and “A superhero origin story ala John Hughes.”
For Uncovering Oklahoma’s deadCENTER interview with Kyle Roberts, click here.
For more information about the film, visit www.posthumanmovie.com.
For more information about showtimes, visit amctheaters.com/quailsprings