DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The all-new documentary “Hired Gun: Out of the Shadows, Into the Spotlight” is set to rock cinemas across the country for one night this summer. The full-length feature details the stories of the world’s unsung music industry heroes who are responsible for some of the most famous instrumentation on chart-topping albums and have regularly toured and recorded with musical legends such as Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie, Billy Joel, Bon Jovi, Michael Jackson, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Katy Perry, KISS, P!NK, Steely Dan, and many more.
Millions of fans have seen and listened to these “hired guns” play the music of the famous stars who have hired them, and now through this inspiring new documentary, they share incredible stories and exclusive musical performances with the world. A long-time film festival favorite, Fathom Events and Vision Films bring “Hired Gun: Out of the Shadows, Into the Spotlight” to cinemas nationwide, including an exclusive Q&A with several hired guns, for a special one-night-event on Thursday, June 29 at 7:30 p.m. local time.
Tickets for “Hired Gun: Out of the Shadows, Into the Spotlight” can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 300 select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). A complete list of theater locations is available at the Fathom Event’s website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
In the vein of the 2014 Academy Award©-winning documentary “20 Feet from Stardom,” “Hired Gun” details the highs and lows of touring life, the demands of session schedules and the dedication required to play backseat to some of rock’s most iconic musicians. These players are recognized as some of the best musicians in the world, and include Jason Hook (Five Finger Death Punch), Liberty DeVitto (Billy Joel), Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp), Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne), Phil X (Bon Jovi), Justin Derrico, Mark Schulman (P!NK), Ray Parker Jr. (Ghostbusters), Jason Newsted (Metallica), Eric Singer (KISS), John 5 (Rob Zombie), Glen Sobel, Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper), Steve Lukather (Michael Jackson, Toto), Steve Vai (David Lee Roth), Paul Bushnell (Katy Perry), Jay Graydon (Steely Dan), Derek St. Holmes (Ted Nugent), Chris Johnson (Rihanna), music producer David Foster, and featuring Alice Cooper and Rob Zombie, and more.
Lise Romanoff, Managing Director and CEO of Vision Films, said, “You don’t have to be a rock fan to enjoy this movie. It is such an inspiration to see the creativity and collaboration of the talented musicians that are behind the number one songs on the radio.”
“'Hired guns' have been an important lynchpin in the industry throughout modern musical history,” Fathom Events Vice President of Programming Kymberli Frueh said. “You may never know their names, but you have heard them play, and we are thrilled to help bring their stories to the big screen for one night in celebration of these incredibly talented musicians.”
“Hired Gun” Director Fran Strine said, “The music fans who come out to see it should expect an immersive musical experience. ‘Hired Gun’ is a music documentary with passion and talent at its core, digging deep and ripping the curtain back to expose what it’s really like to tour and record with the legends.”
***Editor’s Note: “Hired Gun” filmed interview subjects will be available for select interviews.
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About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is recognized as the leading domestic distributor of event cinema with participating affiliate theaters in all 100 of the top Designated Market Areas®, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events such as live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, dance and theatre productions like the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live, sporting events like Copa America Centenario, concerts with artists like Michael Bublé, Rush and Mötley Crüe, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics film series and inspirational events such as To Joey With Love and Kirk Cameron’s Revive US. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes and offers unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 896 locations and 1,383 screens in 181 DMAs. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
About Vision Films
Vision Films is an Independent Worldwide Distributor and VOD Aggregator of over 800 Feature Films, Documentaries and Music Programs across all available rights from Theatrical, DVD, Television and VOD/Digital Media in both the International and Domestic marketplaces.