Beginning on Valentine's Day (February 14 for those who don’t know), the award-winning, comedic, sci-fi satire 2050 will kick off its theatrical release at "home" in New York City, where the film was shot – opening there on February 14th, before heading to several other cities thereafter.
Theater chain AMC will join the run in February by opening the film on several of its screens for weekly engagements – see the link here for information. With someone from the cast and/or crew in attendance every weekend for Q & A events, 2050 will slowly make its way across select cities including NYC, Los Angeles, Houston, Nashville, and Baltimore. Be on the lookout for VOD announcements here too, as that is currently being worked out.
2050 tells the story of a married video game developer who is introduced to a warehouse that customizes androids for human companionship. Dean Cain (Lois and Clark) plays the role of Maxwell, the mastermind behind the warehouse. Along with Cain, the film stars a strong ensemble of actors including David Vaughn (The Houses October Built), Irina Abraham (Blindspot), Devin Fuller (The Greener the Grass), Stefanie Bloom (Gotham), Stormi Maya (Death Kiss), Jace Nicole, Shannone Holt, Hope Blackstock, and more.
2050 was produced by friends and frequent collaborators David Vaughn (who also plays Michael Greene), Princeton Holt (who also directed), Chris Riquinha (who also plays David), and Brian Ackley (who also wrote the screenplay). When discussing the release, Ackley shares that he's mostly looking forward to "an audience willing to be engaged by new ideas, perhaps scary ideas." About the big screen release, Holt adds, "Our DP, Jared Roybal convinced me early on that we should shoot the film in anamorphic 2.35. We obviously are thrilled for it be seen the way we intended."
The film has premiered at many genre film festivals including Berlin Sci-Fi, Other World's Austin, and Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival on February 12th. Along the way, the film has won 10 awards, so far mostly for the performances and cinematography. Dean Cain, along with the rest of the cast, continues to make the national TV rounds promoting the film's opening. Venues and additional cities to be announced soon.