Posted on June 28, 2010 by Joss Hutton
Cigarette Girl director JMM is still in a state of post-Connery shock, while producer Adam Hoenberg just looks dazed.
Very possibly the unlikely exchange of the year took place at the Edinburgh International Film Festival on Sunday 19 June:
The setting: A gala screening of John Huston’s classic, The Man Who Would Be King
Cast: Memphis-based director John Michael McCarthy (JMM) and Sir Sean Connery
JMM: “Hi, I’m Mike McCarthy from Memphis, Tennessee, and I’m here to show my new film, Cigarette Girl.”
Connery: “What’s it about?”
JMM: “It’s about a girl who gives up smoking and, three days later, she starts killing people.”
Connery: “She gives up smoking?”
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Posted on June 1, 2010 by Joss Hutton
Stop (Word) Press!
Mike McCarthy’s excellent slice of totally independently-made, dystopian big screen noir, Cigarette Girl, as previously blogged about on We Love Creative, is set to receive its European premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival on Tuesday 22 June.
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Posted on May 4, 2010 by Joss Hutton
Cigarette Girl is the latest big screen slice of rock’n’roll-infused, dystopian noir from prolific, Memphis-based filmmaker, cartoonist and musician Mike McCarthy. He’s worked with rising director Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow, Black Snake Moan) on such projects as MTV’s Emmy Award-winning Five Dollar Cover series; brought the world a host of lowbrow epics (including Elvis Meets The Beatles, “An unpopular movie about the most popular icons of our time”); and helmed promos for The Hives, Japan’s Guitar Wolf and other underground rock’n’roll icons.
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