Free New Orleans screening of 'Epic,' based on book by William Joyce, set for ...

Posted on 16 May 2013 at 13:01PM

"Epic," the big-screen, 3-D adaptation of the children's book "The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs" by Louisiana author William Joyce ("The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore"), opens in theaters on Friday, May 24, but local movie fans are ...

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"Epic," the big-screen, 3-Dnadaptation of the children's book "The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs" bynLouisiana author William Joyce ("The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore"), opens in theaters on Friday, May 24, but localnmovie fans are getting an early peek at the animated fantasy. Twentieth CenturynFox Animation has scheduled an early New Orleans screening of the film, andnit's giving away a limited number of passes for free.

The screening will take place Saturday, May 18, at 10 a.m. at the AMC Clearview Palace in Metairie.nTickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis and cannbe downloaded and printed at the GoFobo website. (If prompted, use the RSVP code NOLA2Q2J). Tickets are good for up tonfour people each. 

Because such screenings usually are overbooked to ensure strong attendance, it is recommended thatnmovie-goers arrive early for the screening. 

Featuring the voices of AmandanSeyfried, Jason Sudeikis, Steven Tyler, Beyonce Knowles, Colin Farrell,nChristoph Waltz and Josh Hutcherson, "Epic" is a 3-D animatednadventure about a teenage girl who finds herself transported to a deep forestnsetting "where a battle between the forces ofngood and the forces of evil is taking place" -- and in which she must team upnwith a ragtag group of characters to defeat the evil Mandrake and find a waynhome.

"Epic" isndirected by Chris Wedge ("Ice Age," "Robots") and is rated PGnfor mild action, some scary images and brief rude language.

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