5.05.2013

Calvin and Hobbes Documentary at the Guild!

Dear Mr. Watterson | Guild Cinema | Sunday, May 5 | 1:00 PM | $7 | Albuquerque, NM

Update:  Tickets Now Available!  Only $7.00!
If you want one of the 7000 BC tickets, please send an email to Jeff .
Tickets are also available at Astro-Zombies and both locations of Kaboom Test Labs .

In honor of Free Comic Book Day , 7000 BC is partnering with the Guild Cinema to bring the hopping new documentary Dear Mr. Watterson: An Exploration of Calvin and Hobbes  to Albuquerque audiences.  Including interviews with Berke Breathed (Bloom County, Opus), Jean Schulz (widow of Charles Schulz - Peanuts), Seth Green (Robot Chicken, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and numerous others, Dear Mr. Watterson explores the magic and allure of Calvin and Hobbes .  There will be one showing only, at 1 pm on sunday May 5th - the day after Free Comic Book Day.  Advance tickets will be available at Astro-Zombies and Kaboom Test Labs (beginning April 22nd).  Plus, comics will be given away!

Calvin and Hobbes dominated the Sunday comics in thousands of newspapers for over 10 years, having a profound effect on millions of readers across the globe.  When the strip’s creator, Bill Watterson, retired the strip on New Year’s Eve in 1995, devoted readers everywhere felt the void left by the departure of Calvin, Hobbes, and Watterson’s other cast of characters, and many fans would never find a satisfactory replacement.

It has now been nearly two decades since the end of the Calvin and Hobbes era.  Bill Watterson has kept an extremely low profile during this time, living a very private life outside of Cleveland, Ohio.  Despite his quiet lifestyle, Mr. Watterson is remembered and appreciated daily by fans who still enjoy his amazing collection of work.

Mr. Watterson has inspired and influenced millions of people through Calvin and Hobbes.  Newspaper readership and book sales can be tracked and recorded, but the human impact he has had and the value of his art are perhaps impossible to measure.

This film is not a quest to find Bill Watterson, or to invade his privacy.  It is an exploration to discover why his 'simple' comic strip made such an impact on so many readers in the 80s and 90s, and why it still means so much to us today.

Dear Mr. Watterson: An Exploration of Calvin and Hobbes 
Dir. Joel Allen Shroeder - 2013 - 89m
Watch a trailer here.

Sunday, May 5
1pm ONLY!
Guild Cinema 
3405 Central Ave. NE
Albuquerque
(505) 255-1848
For a map, click here .

All Seats - $7

Advance tickets available in Albuquerque at:
Astro-Zombies - Nob Hill
3100 Central Ave. SE

Kaboom Test Labs - West Side
10250 Cottonwood Park Rd. Suite E

Kaboom Test Labs - East Side
1510 Wyoming Blvd. NE

or email 7000 BC.

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