Kevin Smith is getting set to head to Sundance this coming January where his latest film Red State will have its World Premiere. This week, he auctioned the exclusive debuts of two posters for Red State with all proceeds going to The Kenny Gordon Foundation, a charity to set up scholarships, camps and more for underprivileged students. Kevin Smith announced on Twitter that he would auction off the rights to each poster, promising to match the winner’s donation himself. Both posters sold in under 30 minutes to XCellent Creatons and the Pussy Eating Club for the cost of $1,800 and $1,700 respectively. In the end $7,000 was donated to The Kenny Gordon Foundation.
You can see all the posters below.
Official plot synopsis:
Ever since Clerks (cowinner of the Filmmakers Trophy at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival), Kevin Smith has been known for his sharp, subversive, comedic writing. He shifts from comedy to horror with Red State and aptly demonstrates that good writing transcends genre. Red State begins by following three horny high-school boys who come across an online ad from an older woman looking for a gang bang. Boys being boys, they hit the road to satisfy their libidinal urges. But what begins as a fantasy takes a dark turn as they come face-to-face with a terrifying “holy” force with a fatal agenda. Instead of relying on archetypes and predictable formulas, Smith meticulously fashions all-too-real characters, utilizing exceptional performances (notably by Michael Parks) and an intelligent script. His realistic style gives the film an intimate feeling, heightening the terror to biblical proportions. Red State is a shocking new kind of horror film that aggressively confronts higher powers and extreme doctrines with a vengeance.