Of all of Robert Rodriguez’s work, SIN CITY is the one I revisit the most often. There’s something pure and primal and, above all else, faithful to his adaptation of Frank Miller’s artistic endeavors, so much so that Rodriguez wisely had Miller with him, co-directing the first film as well as its long-in-the-works sequel, SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR, which opens next week. The cast is extraordinary, with many returning greats (Jessica Alba, Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson and Jaime King, and a whole host of new faces, including Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Eva Green, Ray Liotta, Juno Temple, and the list goes on.
I hope every few years, Rodriguez returns to this world, with both familiar and new characters, and keeps giving us stories from this black-and-white-and-red world. If another movie is out of the question, how about various vignettes via a pay-cable channel series? I just happen to love how these tales have turned out and am hungry for more. In the meantime, A DAME TO KILL FOR is out soon, and I have seats for an advance Chicago screening.
The SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR early screening is happening here in Chicago on Tuesday, August 19 at a theater in downtown Chicago (the exact location will only be given to winners), and I have a limited number of reserved tickets for a fortunate Ain’t It Cool News readers to attend. Here’s how to win…
To win a pair of tickets (or just one, if that's all you want), send me an email at SinCityChicago@aintitcoolmail.com (please note the new email address) with the subject line “No Justice Without Sin” (exactly like that). In the body of the email, I need your Full Name, whether or not you're bringing a Guest (each winner may bring ONE confirmed guest--if I think you gave your +1 to someone trolling for free tickets at the theater, you won't get in), and the answer to the following question: “Who is your favorite SIN CITY character, and why?” Keep your responses BRIEF--no more than 75 words (no matter how tempted you are to go over the limit). Best answers (as determined by me) win, and you'll hear from me VERY SOON if you won, so check your email frequently!
This is not an exclusive Ain't It Cool News event, but winners' tickets will be held until 15 minutes before showtime (meaning 6:45pm), at which time any unclaimed tickets will be given away; no exceptions. So you should arrive early to make sure you get in and get a good seat. If you can't arrive early, don't enter this contest. If there's even the slightest chance you or your guest will have to back out of attending or arrive late if you do win, don't enter. If you have a job that might make you late or unable to attend, or an ill/pregnant relative, or a temperamental significant other, or a scratchy throat, do not enter. And the 24-hour-notice-to-cancel rule is done. If you win and don't show up, the Black List is your new best friend.
Good luck, everyone! And thanks to the The Weinstein Company for giving us this very cool screening.