IFC films is releasing the much anticipated Red Riding trilogy as a Special Edition Roadshow for one week at the IFC Center in NYC. $25 bucks (20 for seniors, 18 for IFC members) will allow you to experience the entire 305 minute trilogy, with two intermissions. Check out Devin’s review of the first installment here for an idea of what to expect.

RED RIDING was hailed by the
New York Film Festival as “One of this year’s great cinematic events.
Far and away the most convincing recent addition to the canon of film
noir, this taut, mesmerizing trilogy of films was adapted from David
Peace’s series of novels about the “Yorkshire Ripper,” a serial killer
who terrorized northwest England in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Produced by
Revolution Films Andrew Eaton, each of these new works was made by a
different director, while all shared the same screenwriter, Tony
Grisoni. Each installment can be seen separately, yet the impact of all
three together is simply overwhelming.”  The films also screened to
great acclaim at the Telluride Film Festival, Chicago International
Film Festival and AFI Fest.

RED RIDING will be presented without any trailers and the credits will run at the conclusion of the presentation.  A free popcorn and a collectors edition program book featuring an essay by the esteemed writer David Thomson, interviews with the principal talent, a photo gallery, a description of the large cast of characters and complete credits will be given out to each audience member.  Beginning Friday, February 12th, IFC Center will present RED RIDING in 3 parts with separate admissions.  Landmark’s Nuart will also open the films as separate admissions followed by a national rollou
The films (with the titles 1974, 1980, and 1983) were directed by Julian Jarrold (Brideshead Revisited), James Marsh (Man On Wire) and Anand
Tucker (Shopgirl), respectively.  They were all written by Tony Grisoni (Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas) and based on the novels by David Peace.

It starts on February 5th and runs for a week, with the event beginning at both 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm every day. They will roll out nationally soon afterwards, as separate admissions. This definitely sounds like the right way to experience the trilogy, though!

Check the IFC site for more.