YOU AND A GUEST ARE INVITED TO A VERY SPECIAL EVENT

MEET DIRECTOR JAMES MCTEIGUE (V FOR VENDETTA) & ACTOR LUKE EVANS (THE THREE MUSKETEERS, THE HOBBIT, IMMORTALS), THE STAR OF THE MUCH-ANTICIPATED THRILLER SET IN BALTIMORE — “THE RAVEN”
AS THEY HONOR THE 162ND ANNIVERSARY OF EDGAR ALLAN POE’S DEATH

**THIS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7TH  – 12:00 NOON – WESTMINSTER HALL**
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WHO: From the film: LUKE EVANS (The Three Musketeers, Immortals, The Hobbit) AND DIRECTOR, JAMES MCTEIGUE (V For Vendetta)

WHAT: ACTOR LUKE EVANS AND DIRECTOR JAMES MCTEIGUE TO HONOR EDGAR ALLAN POE IN BALTIMORE THIS FRIDAY ON THE 162ND ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH; PARTICIPATE IN THE Q&A SESSION WITH BOTH JAMES AND LUKE AND A WREATH-LAYING PRESENTATION AT POE’S GRAVE.

WHEN: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2011 @ 12:00PM **(PLAN TO ARRIVE EARLY – ADMITTANCE WILL BE BASED ON FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED)**

WHERE: WESTMINSTER HALL (EDGAR ALLAN POE’S BURIAL SITE)
519 West Fayette Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

THE EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

THE RAVEN opens nationwide on March 9, 2012

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ABOUT THE FILM
In this gritty thriller, Edgar Allan Poe (John Cusack, Being John Malkovich) joins forces with a young Baltimore detective (Luke Evans, Immortals) to hunt down a mad serial killer who’s using Poe’s own works as the basis in a string of brutal murders. Directed by James McTeigue (V for Vendetta), the film also stars Alice Eve (Sex and the City 2), Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges) and Oliver Jackson-Cohen (Faster).

EDGAR ALLAN POE
Edgar Allan Poe (19 January 1809 – 7 October, 1849) was an American author, poet, editor and critic. Best known for his Gothic and horror stories and poems, Poe championed the short story as a literary form, contributed to the growing science fiction genre emerging in his day, and is the inventor of the modern “detective story” as we now know it. Poe lived a brief life of continued financial hardship sparked by flares of creative and critical success. Born in Boston to David and Elizabeth Poe, working actors, his father’s disappearance and mother’s premature death forced him into a pseudo-adoption by John Allan of Virginia, where he grew to consider himself a “Southern Gentleman” for the remainder of his life. As a student at West Point, poetry captured his fervent imagination, and he became a writer, winning his first monetary prize for his writing in Baltimore, Maryland. Shuttling between Richmond, Philadelphia and New York through-out his turbulent life, jumping between newspaper and magazine editorial jobs while gaining notoriety for his Gothic short stories, Baltimore became more of a home for him than other cities. His paternal grandfather and brother lived in Baltimore, and it was in Baltimore that he lived for many years with his Aunt, Maria Clemm, whom he considered more than anything else to be his “mother”, and his child-bride, Virginia. It is in Baltimore that he died under mysterious circumstances in the autumn of 1849, and it is in Baltimore where he is buried, along-side Clemm and Virginia Poe.

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