Monday, August 11, 2008

Blog Release: Bottle Shock

"BOTTLE SHOCK" Premiere Party and Fundraiser

Steeltown Entertainment Project is pleased to present the

Pittsburgh Red Carpet Movie Premiere & Party

for the "hugely entertaining*" film: "BOTTLE SHOCK"

Thursday August 21, 2008: South Side Works Cinemas.

The party begins at 6:15PM. And you're invited!


In 1976, a small American winery sent shock waves through the wine industry by besting the exalted French wines in a blind tasting, putting California wines on the map for good. Not only is "BOTTLE SHOCK" based on this infamous true story of love, victory and fermentation, but it was produced by Pittsburgh's own Marc and Brenda Lhormer of Zin Haze Productions. "BOTTLE SHOCK" was directed by Randall Miller and stars Alan Rickman, Bill Pullman, Dennis Farina, Rachael Taylor, Freddy Rodriguez, Chris Pine and Eliza Dushku. See the trailer here:

"A marvelous, beautifully made, feel-good movie that is guaranteed to revive everyone's flagging faith in American pride at home and abroad."

– Rex Reed, The New York Observer

"Rocky for wine aficionados. Intelligent, affectionate,

beautifully acted. Gives crowd-pleasers a good name."

- Stephen Farber, The Hollywood Reporter

"Hugely Entertaining! There's magic in it! It's a winner!"

-Peter Travers, Rolling Stone


"BOTTLE SHOCK" Premiere Party and Fundraiser


Join Steeltown Entertainment Project as we celebrate the opening of this "magical*" and "not to be missed*" independent film with California wine tastings, international tapas, and a chance to enjoy Q&A with Pittsburgh's own Marc and Brenda Lhormer, the film's producers and former directors of the Sonoma Valley Film Festival.

6:15PM – Opening Night Kick-OFF - Walk the WHIRL MAGAZINE red carpet into the theater and sip a complimentary glass of California Chardonnay prior to the introduction of the film by its producers, Marc and Brenda Lhormer.

7:00PM – Movie Premiere - Enjoy the Pittsburgh premiere of the movie "BOTTLE SHOCK," hailed by Stuart Lee of WNYX-TV as "Enjoyable and delicious. A sweet, sweet summer treat."

9:00PM – VIP AFTER PARTY- Immediately following the screening, join us for a private reception and Q&A to be held outside the Theater and under the stars. Amidst the backdrop of Hollywood-style searchlights, savor California wines and a variety of delicious international tapas from TUSCA Global Tapas Restaurant.

TICKETS: Are You In?

$65.00 each, proceeds benefit Steeltown Entertainment Project.

Seating is extremely limited. All tickets available on a first come, first served basis only.

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE your tickets now, or visit


South Side Works Cinemas

425 Cinema Drive

Pittsburgh, PA 15203


Steeltown Entertainment Project is a Pennsylvania 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. The mission of "Steeltown" is to nurture promising talent and to incubate meaningful and commercially viable entertainment projects in Southwestern Pennsylvania by connecting former Pittsburghers who are working in the entertainment industry with the region's human, cultural, educational, and economic resources. For more information, please call 412-622-1325 or visit

* Quotes from the "Bottle Shock" review by Peter Travers, Rolling Stone magazine.

Special Thanks to:

Damien Soffer/South Side Works, Whirl Magazine, and Freestyle Releasing.

1 comment:

Margaret612 said...

I wish I could attend this event. I'd like to see this movie again! It's my favorite comedy of the summer hands down. I'm glad to see it's getting great reviews. I could see Alan Rickman getting a best suporting actor nom for this the way Alan Arkin did in Little Miss Sunshine.