can't thank everyone enough for the response. it's been really great. so many people demanded it on that "demand it" or whatever website that it was added to shitloads more theaters than we'd expected. see, we have no control on where the movie shows, as the theaters have to decide to book it in, and coming out during the week of batman's release, i figured we'd maybe get 30 theaters. but it's something like 150, which kind of blows my mind.
the one day thing was there for 2 good reasons--one, it's REALLY HARD to get theaters to commit to showing a movie like this outside of a few big cities. and that didn't seem too interesting. this way they only had to commit to one day, and if they wanted to keep showing it after that, then they could. it was the only way to get it to so many places (so there'd be fewer "why isn't it in MY town!!!" FB posts--because YOU can demand it better than ME) like the towns all of us in the band grew up in (i.e. decidedly NOT big cities).
the second reason was that it seemed like it would be better to see this in a theatre that was pretty full, and pretty full of other people who actually wanted to be there. it'd be more fun that way... this in an empty theatre might be just sad. and not sad in the "moving" way--just sad in the "pathetic" way.
so thanks to all of you who demanded it or went to see it. of course, there will eventually also be the entire concert eventually (which is something like 4 DVDs or something... i still can't get a clear answer...) so for the couple of commenters who wanted more music, there'll likely be too much in THAT version (so you can come comment when THAT'S out and say "meh... that concert was TOO LONG! who does james murphy think he is!? bruce springsteen?! jerk!!")
we're honored that you'd care enough to see it, and we're proud that oscilloscope put it out. adam yauch was a great person who worked insanely hard to do things in a way that he felt was right, honorable and hilarious, and through his vision, oscilloscope has become this weird, amazing place where you can do things like this. i knew adam for a long time and have been (and continue to be) inspired by him in a million ways: musically, ethically, personally, business-wise, and in the paint (though he was more of a point guard, really).