Slashfilm is proud to exclusively debut the trailer for Bindlestiffs, the first film presented by Kevin Smith‘s Smodcast Pictures. The winner of the Audience Award at at the 2012 Slamdance Film Festival, Blindlestiffs follows three high school virgins, fed up with life, who leave school and head to New York to act out The Catcher in the Rye.

The film hits VOD on June 19, but Smith and director Andrew Edison will be touring the film across the country in anticipation of that release. You can read all about that and watch the brand new trailer – featuring an intro from Smith himself – after the jump. Read More »

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When Kevin Smith set the Sundance Film Festival on fire in 2011 with his rejection of the Hollywood distribution system, he promised Smodcast Pictures would acquire and tour movies much as he was about to do with Red State. It’s taken almost two years but that’s about to become a reality as the filmmaker will tour the Slamdance winner Bindlestiffs, a comedy by Andrew Edison, about three virgins who get banned from high school and head to New York to live out The Catcher in the Rye.

The tour begins June 12 in New York and the film goes on demand June 19. Smith will be on hand. See the poster and full tour dates below. Read More »

Not long ago, Kevin Smith and a company called Phase 4 announced a distribution partnership, in which Phase 4 would acquire low-budget films and release them under Kevin Smith’s SModcast Pictures banner.

The first pickup for the label is the wild high school comedy Bindlestiffs, directed by Andrew Edison, co-written by Luke Loftin and starring Loftin, Edison, John Karna and Will Fordyce. It premiered at Slamdance this past January. There the film, which features three teen virgins with ambitions to live out the plot to The Catcher in the Rye, won the Audience Award for Best Feature Narrative at Slamdance, and will play SXSW.

Check out a trailer for the comedy below. Read More »

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