Event Report: FANGO’s “CLOSE RANGE” Screening in NYC!Movies/TV,News Adam Lee Price
Cyber Monday officially turned into Martial Arts Monday for all attending the free FANGORIA screening of XLRator’s release of Issac Florentine’s CLOSE RANGE. As a way to bring in some fresh blood to our free screenings, FANGORIA enlisted a few martial arts experts to give the audience a live demonstration of some MMA fighting techniques. Straight from Gramercy, NY, Head Instructor Sensei Rivera and his gang of MMA fighters took the stage for the pre-show entertainment. What followed was an intense show of men and women of all shapes, sizes, and creeds, flawlessly throwing punches and high kicks, making it seem effortless to those watching.
After the demonstration, Editor Emeritus and Host Tony Timpone introduced the amped-up action flick starring Scott Adkins, Nick Chinlund, and Caitlin Keats. Though the film may fall short of greatness due to a generic plot, the stunning fight sequences and action make up for what the storyline lacked. Ironically enough, after the film was over, the audience agreed that most of the moves that the Tiger Schulman’s crew performed were stunts the actors were actually doing within the film.
With all of the energy, action, entertainment, and sweat on display (just ask those in the front row, this writer included), the evening was a great success. With such an intimate venue such as The Helen Mills Theater and the help of Sensei Rivera and his students, FANGORIA has decided to continue having further pre-show entertainment for your enjoyment in upcoming NYC action screenings. So, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for up-to-date information on our free screenings, special events, and more from FANGORIA Entertainment.
CLOSE RANGE comes to VOD, iTunes and select theaters from XLrator Media today; you can check out exclusive pictures from our free screening below. And if you are interested in learning more about Tiger Schulman’s MMA program, please contact Sensei Rivera at Gramercy@tsk.com and tell him FANGORIA sent you!