Alamo Drafthouse To Host ‘Baby Driver’ Screenings With Kid Koala

Baby Driver

Any year in which an Edgar Wright film is coming out, that film is automatically amongst my top 10 most anticipated films of that year. I’ve been a huge fan of his since Shaun of the Dead and I am always eagerly looking forward to his next film. Wright’s latest directorial effort is Baby Driver, about a gifted getaway driver named Baby who suffers from tinnitus, a ringing in the ears which he drowns out by blasting his own personal mixtapes into his earbuds.

In the film, Baby (Ansel Elgort) carries a briefcase full of cassette tapes featuring his own remixes that he creates using an analog, non-digital mixer/DJ setup. The tracks were, in fact, created by Canadian DJ Kid Koala, and at a recent screening of the film at the Alamo Drafthouse, Wright spoke a bit about enlisting Kid Koala. Here is what he initially asked of the musician:

“Create for me a completely analog DJ mixing rig without turntables that actually works. Imagine then that you are the character Baby and use the rig that you are going to build for the movie to create key remix tracks for the film.”

The Alamo Drafthouse is going to be hosting a few special screenings of Baby Driver, with Kid Koala in house to play the music featured in the film live using the rig he created for the movie, which Baby can be seen making his own remixes with in the actual film.

Here are the dates announced for the Kid Koala Meets Baby Driver Screenings (hit the links below to purchase tickets):

Brooklyn, NY: Tuesday, June 27th
Austin, TX: Wednesday, June 28th
Dallas, TX: Thursday, June 29th
Denver, CO: Thursday, July 6th

Directed by Edgar Wright, Baby Driver stars Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Kevin Spacey, Jon Bernthal, Eiza González, Jon Hamm and Jamie Foxx.

A talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.

Baby Driver hits theaters June 28, 2017.

Source: Birth. Movies. Death.

Top 10 Movie Trailers From This Summer That Will Fire You Up

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TrailersEvery year, an avalanche of trailers, teasers, TV spots flood the Internet, trying to grab the attention of busy and overstimulated audiences. It’s gotten to the point where now, trailers are such a commodity, that the trailers themselves have teasers. There’s a reason: trailers, when they’re good, can be an artform all their own.

I love trailers, being the guy who is always rushing his friends and family to the theater early “so we don’t miss the previews.” Every summer, I make a YouTube playlist of my favorites that acts as my own personal radio station because frankly, sometimes, I vibe more to how the trailer is cut than the music in it or, in bad cases, the movies themselves when I finally catch them on-screen. It’s gotten to the point that I imagine and dream in a trailer format, with music setting the pace for a smash-cut of scenes that I want to write or just enjoy the fantasy of.

If you love a good trailer like I love a good trailer, this list is for you. Here’s what I consider the top 10 trailers for the summer 2017. Click Next to start!

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Jeff Grantz

Jeff Grantz

Jeff Grantz is an Atlanta-based writer, filmmaker and host of The Amazing Nerdiverse Podcast (on iTunes and YouTube).