Holland, MI, March 26, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Independent film "The Frontier Boys" opens in several Michigan cities this weekend, with more theaters showing the film in April. The Garden Theater in Frankfort, Northern Cinemas in Petoskey, Trillium Cinemas in Grand Blanc, Eastwood Cinemas in Lansing, and Midland Cinemas in Midland host the movie starting Friday, March 25. It is also being held for extended runs in Charlevoix and Elk Rapids. "The Frontier Boys" opens at Horizon Cinema 10 in Traverse City and Royal Cinema 10 in Marquette on April 8. Specific theater information can be found at on the film website at www.thefrontierboys.com/nowplaying.
“We’ve taken 'The Frontier Boys' from Charlevoix to Milan, Italy to Hollywood, California, and I’m always thrilled to bring Michigan with me wherever we show the film,” said Director John Grooters. “The Frontier Boys is a Michigan movie through and through. It captures the essence of small town Michigan in late winter where people are warmer and wiser than you might have imagined. We’ve been wonderfully surprised to play for packed theaters everywhere and receive truly heartfelt, enthusiastic responses to the film.”
Rated PG-13 and family approved by the Dove Foundation, "The Frontier Boys" is the story of four high school boys whose undefeated basketball season and friendship are threatened after a drive-by shooting leaves one of them in a coma and one of them with a secret. They are inseparable on and off the court until Brent gets caught up in his older brother’s mixed-up life. Watch the trailer at www.thefrontierboys.com. Electronic press kits and interviews with filmmakers and cast are available.
"The Frontier Boys" film earned international recognition by winning 2011 Best Feature Drama at the Sabaoth International Film Festival in Milan, Italy. The film had a sold-out World Premiere in Grand Rapids, Michigan and record-breaking turnouts when released in Charlevoix, Michigan earlier this month.
"The Frontier Boys" features performances by country music star Big Kenny, Grammy award-winning Christian artist Rebecca St. James, and former Olympic boxer turned pastor Earthquake Kelley. Also in the film are cameo appearances by Melissa Brock of Superchick and upcoming singer-songwriter Lara Landon. The film’s soundtrack includes Big Kenny, Grammy award-winning Switchfoot, Jesus Culture, Superchick, Manafest and Grooters & Beal.
Ferocious Films (www.ferociousfilms.com) is a distribution company based in Holland, Michigan. "The Frontier Boys" is its first feature film release and the first of three "Frontier Boys" films slated for release over the next few years. The company is owned by John Grooters. He is world renowned for his work with Grooters Productions, which provides award-winning production, sounds design, music, visual effects, animation, graphics, photography, design, and post production digital services for television, video, print, and web.