Onscreen and off, the World Premiere of 17 year-old Kansas Bowling’s debut film, B.C. Butcher, was a monumental moment in pre-historic Hollywood history! The red-carpet event, held on Thursday night, March 3, 2016, at the Egyptian Theatre on Hollywood Blvd. featured movie-stars, glamorous cave-girls, paparazzi and critics! Among the celebrity attendees at the premiere (which was a featured event hosted by the American Cinematheque called, “Women Underground”) was Priscilla Presley, who told reporters, “I’m here to support Kansas and her film!”. Kato Kaelin, who has a starring role in Ms. Bowling’s film was seen posing with Ms. Bowling and the cast at the premiere along with Count Smokula (and his squeezebox), Rodney “The Mayor of Sunset Strip” Bingenheimer, Ron Jeremy and author Harvey Kubernik, it was announced today by Lloyd Kaufman, prexy of Troma Entertainment and creator of The Toxic Avenger.
Kaufman himself was also at the Egyptian on March 3rd to support Kansas Bowling and he spoke of his young protege whom he supported in the early stages of her film’s development,”Kansas Bowling will follow Troma discoveries Trey Parker, Matt Stone, James Gunn, Samuel L Jackson and Eli Roth into the pantheon of cinematic genius!!”.
Ms. Bowling, now 19, was only 15 years old when she co-wrote B.C. Butcher alongside fellow teen prodigy Kenzie Givens. At age 17, Ms. Bowling directed the feature length pre-historic slasher (which was shot on 16 mm film) in her father’s backyard in Topanga Canyon, California. The premiere marked the inaugural event hosted by the Etheria organization in affiliation with the American Cinematheque of “Women Underground”.
The Egyptian Theatre, Kansas Bowling and the American Cinematheque pulled out all the stops to energize the premiere. Los Angeles glam-rockers, “Kill my Coquette”, a band whom Ms. Bowling directed a music video for called, “Post-Teenage Angst”, performed to open the evening. Carefully curated retro trailers from Troma Entertainment, B.C. Butcher‘s distributor, played before the film inside the theatre and Lloyd Kaufman, Executive Producer of B.C. Butcher, moderated a panel after the film with the director and cast.