This month the Houston Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas begin a partnership with the Texas Independent Film Network, a statewide coalition of film societies, universities and independent theaters united for the purpose of screening Texas independent film. Each month, the TIFN takes a different Texas film across the state on a mini-tour and we’re very happy to announce that Alamo Drafthouse Cinema will become Houston’s stop on this tour.
September’s film is THE HAPPY POET, a dry comedy written and directed by Paul Gordon. Gordon stars as Bill, a poker-faced, perpetually put-down poet who decides to sink everything he has into a new venture — an all-organic, mostly-vegetarian food stand. When it takes a bit for his business to get off the ground, Bill begins to have a crisis of faith — should he turn his back on his dreams of a healthy alternative for food stands and embrace the power of hot dogs? Is there a place for all-natural vegan snacks in the cutthroat world of food vendors?
Whether you are interested in learning more about Texas independent film or just looking for a genuinely funny comedy, THE HAPPY POET is a great way to spend a Saturday night. The filmmaker will be in attendance for a post-film Q&A — offering audience members who dream of making their own films a unique opportunity to learn about how to get their work shot, produced and distributed. Don’t miss out on this one-night-only screening of THE HAPPY POET.