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THEATRICAL PREMIERE FOR EXECUTIVE PRODUCER KEVIN LOCKHART’S PRO-LEGALIZATION GRINDHOUSE THRILLER “HIGH ON THE HOG” STARRING HORROR ICON SID HAIG AT ARENA CINELOUNGE IN HOLLYWOOD, CA
HOLLYWOOD, CA, April 07, 2019 – Executive producer and writer Kevin Lockhart’s feature film “High on the Hog”, starring horror film icon Sid Haig (“The Devil’s Rejects”, “House of 1000 Corpses”, “Kill Bill: Vol 2”) and Joe Estevez (“Horrorween”, “The Roller Blade Seven”, “Who Lives Last”) premiering at Hollywood’s Arena Cinelounge on 4/19—just in time for 4/20 weekend.
A film with a pro-legalization message, “High on the Hog” is a grindhouse mystery thriller about a marijuana farmer and the lengths he will go to in order to protect his small town and his family. Sid Haig leads the cast as Big Daddy, the film’s protagonist, alongside action icons Robert Z’Dar and Joe Estevez.
Star Sid Haig scheduled to meet and greet with fans for the April 19th premiere. The film will be shown once daily from Friday 4/19 – Thursday 4/25.
Hollywood’s Arena Cinelounge is the premier boutique art house theatre located in the heart of Hollywood, presenting the best in new feature films every night of the week. Arena Cinelounge is located at 6464 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028 on the lobby level.
“High on the Hog” is a feature length film running at 92 minutes. The film is produced by Hicktown Pictures and distributed by Indican Films.
"I am very proud the film is going to be viewed by the public that has been so patient in this process. This has truly been a labor of love: it began with the beginning stages of a script written over ten years ago, producing the feature with some wonderfully talented people, working with Indican Films for distribution and culminating with this premiere."
- Kevin Lockhart, WRITER & EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
"I'm damn proud of the journey this movie has made and the family it created both on screen and on set. I am thrilled to see the reception to this crazy, sexy, trippy grindhouse flick from fans across the globe. Pack it tight!"
- Tony Wash, DIRECTOR
“You will be hard-pressed to find another movie that is as innovative, exhilarating, and kinetic as this one. High on the Hog is a balls-to-the-wall thrill ride from start to finish.”
- B.A. "Ben" Lewandowski, EDITOR
The film was shot in Northwest, Illinois in 2012. Possessing one of the most unique editing schemes in recent memory, a terrific rapid-fire rock and roll soundtrack and a crazy, grindhouse feel, “High on the Hog” plays as a truly unique viewing experience from start to finish.
Fast paced, heartfelt, and unrelenting - this exploitation film features some of the most controversial topics of our time: marijuana, dirty cops, serial killers, and a whole lot of sex and rock n' roll. “High on the Hog” is a wild ride from start to finish.
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