Troma Entertainment announced today that the New York City screenings of grindhouse horror Father’s Day at The Sunshine Cinema on February 10 and 11th, will be attended by the film’s creators, filmmaking collective Astron-6. Members Jeremy Gillespie, Steven Kostanski, Matt Kennedy and Conor Sweeney will be present for a Q & A session at the midnight premiere of Father’s Day. The Q & A will be moderated by Father’s Day producer, creator of The Toxic Avenger and President of Troma Entertainment, Lloyd Kaufman.
The history of filmmaking collective Astron-6 began on March 3, 1969, when the United States Navy established an elite school for the top one percent of its pilots. Its purpose was to teach the lost art of aerial combat and to ensure that the handful of men who graduated were the best fighter pilots in the world.
Today, the Navy calls it Fighter Weapons School. The flyers call it “Astron-6.”
The gritty, gruesome, grindhouse Father’s Day follows that classic story we all grew up with: boy watches father murdered, boy grows into a vengeful one-eyed man, man teams up with a priest and a male prostitute to take down his father’s killer.
Sunshine Cinema is located at 143 East Houston Street, New York. Tickets are now on sale online RIGHT HERE.
For more on Father’s Day, including information on filmmakers Astron-6, and additional theatres where Father’s Day will be presented, visit thefathersdaymovie.com