27th May 2014

Legendary Director Lloyd Kaufman Premieres New Film in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, & Washington DC – “Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Vol. 1” Theatrical Tour Continues!

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“Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Vol. 1 is undeniably funny, brave and so unlike anything else being put out today that it practically demands respect.”
– Fangoria Magazine

After a successful return from the Cannes Film Festival Troma President and creator of the “Toxic Avenger,” Lloyd Kaufman will embark on the next leg of the “Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Vol. 1” Theatrical tour. Find out where you can see the this TroMasterpiece and meet the legendary director in the Tro-fficial proclamation below.

Beginning on Saturday May 31st “Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Vol. 1” returns to the big screen as Troma Entertainment and the Virginia Production Alliance present it’s Official Virginia Premiere in Richmond at the historic Byrd Theatre. The screening starts at 1pm, director Lloyd Kaufman will present his latest film to Virginia audiences for the first time. Pre-sale tickets are Now Available here and can be purchased at the Box Office.

Later that evening, to celebrate the Richmond Premiere and the tour kickoff, there will be an After-Party at New York Deli Bar & restaurant.

On Monday June 2nd at 8pm, the legendary director and auteur heads to the Tar Heel State to unveil his sistine chapel film to North Carolina audiences in Greensboro at the Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema! Tickets are already going fast, but you can reserve your seats now by purchasing them here.

Then On Tuesday June 3rd, Troma Entertainment teams up with our good friends at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema to present the Official Northern Virginia/Washington DC area Premiere of “Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Vol. 1” at the Alamo Drafthouse One Loudoun in Ashburn. The screening begins at 7pm with an introduction from Lloyd Kaufman and tickets can be purchased here or at the Box Office.

The Shenandoah Valley oozes green on Wednesday June 4th when Lloyd Kaufman brings his TroMasterpiece to the Alamo Drafthouse Winchester for an Exclusive One Night Only Premiere. Concluding his time in Virginia, Lloyd Kaufman will present his latest and greatest film, “Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Vol. 1” for Winchester and Shenandoah Valley audiences at 7pm. More information on this screening can be found here.

And on Thursday June 5th, Troma President Lloyd Kaufman and Mondo Baltimore host the long- awaited Baltimore Premiere of “Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Vol. 1” rounding out this leg of it’s theatrical tour on a very special evening. The film starts at 8pm with an Extra Special Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony honoring the 30+ Year career of Baltimore genre actor George Stover (including appearances in Troma’s Nightbeast & Chainsaw Sally!) starting at 7pm. Find out more about this screening here.

Lloyd Kaufman and the Toxic Avenger will attend the Premiere in each city to introduce the award winning TroMasterpiece, participate in crowd-interactive Q & A sessions, and will be available after the film for a Meet & Greet with FREE Photo Opportunities and Autograph Signings on all of your favorite Tromabilia at the Troma table.

Having made it’s World Premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, been selected by the Museum of Modern Art for their prestigious 2013 “Contenders” series, and been honored by the world-renowned American Cinematheque, “Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Vol. 1” continues to premiere across the world picking up critical acclaim along the way. Come out and celebrate Troma’s 40th Anniversary and get ready to Return to Nuke ‘Em High!

Here’s what the critics are saying about “Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Vol. 1!”

The New York Times –

“Powered by ribald bursts of bad taste and bodily fluids… The overall effect is [sic] joyous.”

Sundance Channel –

“… delicious sci-fi horror comed”

Interview Magazine –

“People were cheering, yelling, laughing, jumping out of their seats, and just contributing wholeheartedly to the onscreen festivities. It was amazing.”

For more information on the venues or to purchase your tickets:

Electronic press kit for “Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Vol. 1”:

Theatrical trailer for “Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Vol. 1”:

Quentin Tarantino has long been a fan and friend of Troma Entertainment. When he made “Kill Bill” in two volumes to create an ‘Event Film,’ Lloyd Kaufman took note: “Michael Herz and I decided that to mark Troma’s upcoming 40th year, we, too, would produce an ‘Event Film’ in two volumes just like Quentin did,” said Kaufman, “except slightly less lavish in the budget department.”

Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Volume 1 & 2“, directed by Lloyd Kaufman, is a hilarious, thoughtful sci-fi Event Film with themes ripped straight from today’s headlines: the contamination and degradation of the world’s food supply, rampant bullying and LGBTQ love triumphing over prejudice and violence. The film—a revisiting of Troma’s 1986 Class of Nuke ‘Em High—is in the same vein as other classics such as Class of 1984, Rock ‘n’ Roll High School, and Carrie, but it’s seen through the unique vision of Lloyd Kaufman and the Troma Team.

Welcome to Tromaville High School, where, unfortunately, the glee club has mutated into a vicious gang of Cretins. Chrissy and Lauren, two innocent lesbian lovers, must fight not only the Cretins, mutants and monsters, but also the evil Tromorganic Foodstuffs conglomerate. Can they and Kevin the Wonder Duck save Tromaville High School and the world?

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