TDKR premieres cut + Broken wins at OIFF
23 July 2012 at 01:35 AM | by Angelica and Nancy, with Nairin78
TDKR premieres canceled
By now we had hoped to have dozens of premiere photos, interviews, and reviews of The Dark Knight Rises archived for your enjoyment. As you know, the celebration was cut short by the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado. All of us here at The CillianSite would like to express our deepest sympathies to the families and friends of those who were lost and injured last Friday. At this time, our prayers and thoughts are with the people of Aurora and all of those suffering along with them.
Out of respect for the victims of the shooting, the Paris and other European Premieres have been canceled. Director Christopher Nolan made a statement on behalf of the cast and crew:
"Speaking on behalf of the cast and crew of The Dark Knight Rises, I would like to express our profound sorrow at the senseless tragedy that has befallen the entire Aurora community," he said in a statement released by his publicist today. "I would not presume to know anything about the victims of the shooting but that they were there last night to watch a movie. I believe movies are one of the great American art forms and the shared experience of watching a story unfold on screen is an important and joyful pastime."
You can read the rest of his statement here.
Broken wins at OIFF
On July 21 Broken took home the Odessa International Film Festival's Grand Prix, the Golden Duke statuette and $15,000 in prize money after being voted best by audiences. Congratulations to Cillian and director Rufus Norris for the big win! You can see photos of Cillian attending the July 14th press conference and OIFF presentation of Broken in our Public Appearances gallery here.