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Cigarette Girl Memphis Premiere Sept. 10

August 24, 2009


The Memphis premiere of Mike McCarthy’s CIGARETTE GIRL, presented in partnership with Indie Memphis< and On Location: Memphis<,  is set for Thursday, Sept. 10th at Malco’s Studio on the Square. Tickets are $12 each and include admission to the after-party at Nocturnal.

< Click here< to buy tickets and for complete information
about the premiere, the after-party, and other CIGARETTE GIRL screenings happening around town in September.

It’s 2035 and smokers are demonized for their dirty habits, forced into a ghetto known simply as the Smoking Section where mainstream non-smoking society hopes its nicotine addicted inhabitants will simply vanish. Put simply: it’s not the place you want to be walking through at night. In this Smoking Section, Cigarette Girl – a classic noir McCarthy lead, all curves, loaded with ammo, and va-va-voom – spends her days selling smokes at under market much to the chagrin of the Vice Lord who runs the Smoking Section. Then Cigarette Girl’s grandmother contracts emphysema and Cigarette Girl decides to kick the habit. After three days of cold turkey Cigarette Girl has to kill for a smoke – or be killed in the Smoking Section.

Pure “smokesploitation,” CIGARETTE GIRL mixes misfit social commentary with beautiful babes and bad boys, guns and glamour, and lots of cigarettes, all shot with the feel of a classic drive-in grindhouse roughie. McCarthy’s works include the crowd pleasing SORE LOSERS and TEENAGE TUPELO, regarded as a classic of the underground-into-indie film scene of the ’90s. CIGARETTE GIRL looks like it will be his biggest film to date.

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