Prof’s movie premieres Aug. 29 in major cities, including Cleveland

jamie-marks-is-dead-poster“Jamie Marks is Dead,” the motion picture based on a novel by Youngstown State University English assistant professor Chris Barzak, will premiere in 10 major cities on Friday, Aug. 29, including the Capitol Theater in Cleveland.

The movie based on Barzak’s novel One for Sorrow will also be shown in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Houston, Minneapolis, Phoenix, San Francisco and Tampa.

Barzak, a native of Johnston, Ohio, who earned bachelor’s and master’s degree in English from YSU and joined the faculty full-time in 2008, said he is doing a lot of promotion for the film in Cleveland. On the premiere night itself, Barzak will do a Question-and-Answer session after the 7:20 p.m. showing. He will do another Q&A after the 4:10 p.m. showing on Sunday, Aug. 31.

One for Sorrow was Barzak’s first novel, published by Bantam Books in fall 2007. The book won the Crawford Award for Best First Fantasy. The movie made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.

More information on the Cleveland premier.

Watch the trailer of the film.

Barzak said the film will also be available on the same date as the theatrical release on various Video on Demand platforms, such as,, iTunes and YouTube. When the movie is released, links will be available at for all of the video streaming platforms.