Hello, there! My name is Preston Barta, and I am the features editor of Fresh Fiction and senior film critic at the Denton Record-Chronicle. My cinematic love story began where I was born: off planet on the isolated desert world of the Jakku system. It's there I passed the time scavenging for loose parts with my good friend Rey. One day I found an old film projector and a dusty reel of the 1975 film JAWS. It rocked my world so much that I left my kinfolk in the rearview (I so miss their morning cups of green milk) to pursue my dreams of writing about film. It wasn't long until I met two gents who said they would give me a lift. I can't recall their names, but one was an older man who liked to point a lot and the other was a tall, hairy fella. They got me as far as one of Jupiter's moons where we crossed paths with the U.S.S. Enterprise. Some pointy-eared bastard said I was clear to come aboard. He saw that I was clutching my beloved shark movie and invited me to the "moving pictures room" where he was screening the 1993 film JURASSIC PARK to his crew. He said my life would be much more prosperous if I were familiar with more work by the god named Steven Spielberg. From there, my love for cinema blossomed. Once we reached planet Earth, everything changed. I found the small town of Denton, TX, and was welcomed into the Barta family. They showed me the writings of local film critic Boo Allen. He became my hero and caused me to chase a degree in film and journalism. After my studies at graduate of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, I met some film critics who showed me the ropes and got me into my first press screening: 2011's THE GREEN LANTERN. Don't worry; I recovered just fine. MAD MAX: FURY ROAD was only four years away.
Preston Barta // Editor
Do you like movies? Do you like free? Well, you’re in luck! A24 is hosting an early screening of THE IMITATION GAME, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, at the AMC NorthPark 15 in Dallas, TX, on Dec. 11. Through collaboration with The Weinstein Company and Allied-THA, you can attend the advance screening for free!
Date & Time?
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014
AMC NorthPark 15
8687 N. Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75225
What is IMITATION about?
Director Morten Tyldum and screenwriter Graham Moore (check out video interview with Moore here) have created something tragically beautiful with THE IMITATION GAME. Amidst some incredible scenes and performances (especially Benedict Cumberbatch), this remarkably true story (of a mathematician who helps crack the Enigma code during World War II) is one of the finest of the year. It is a wonderfully crafted, immensely lush and moving film that shows, above all, how storytelling can both heal and destroy.
How do I get passes?
We will be using GOFOBO for this screening and have allotted enough passes for 25 winners with Fresh Fiction. Each code will admit 1 member and 1 guest to the screening per e-mail address.
We will be using Gofobo for this screening and have allotted enough passes for 25 winners for followers. Each code will admit 1 member and 1 guest to the screening per e-mail address.
Direct Weblink – http://www.gofobo.com/Fresh
Code – www.gofobo.com/rsvp and enter Fresh
If anyone is having trouble downloading their passes please have them contact Gofobo customer service. The customer service number is 866-372-0272 and they’re open from 9AM-5PM CST. The email support is email@example.com.
THE IMITATION GAMES opens in theaters on Christmas Day.