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Austin Celebrates World Premiere of Extract

(Austin, TX)--The Austin Film Society, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Ain’t It Cool News and SXSW are pleased to present the World Premiere of Miramax Films’ EXTRACT, a new film by Mike Judge starring Jason Bateman, on August 18 at The Paramount Theater (713 Congress Avenue). Judge and Bateman will attend the screening, which is a benefit for the Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund.

EXTRACT is the latest comedy from writer/director and Austinite Mike Judge (OFFICE SPACE, KING OF THE HILL, IDIOCRACY). Joel, played by Jason Bateman (JUNO, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT), is one step away from selling his flavor extract factory and retiring to easy street when a freak workplace accident sets in motion a series of disasters that puts his business and personal life in jeopardy. The film also stars Kristen Wiig (SNL, GHOST TOWN), Mila Kunis (FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL) and Ben Affleck (HE’S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU). Miramax Films will open this film nationwide on September 4th, 2009.

Red carpet arrivals will begin at 7:30 PM. Press wishing to cover the red carpet MUST obtain credentials by emailing Agnes Varnum at [email protected]. No admittance to the red carpet area without credentials.

Ain’t It Cool News, Fantastic Fest and SXSW will conduct ticket giveaways via their websites--must be a 2010 SXSW or Fantastic Fest badge holder to win. Remaining tickets will be available through the Austin Film Society. AFS members will be able to purchase tickets during a preview window starting Tuesday, July 28th at Noon at

Tickets for the general public will go on sale at Noon on Monday, August 3 through GetTix (866-443-8849), or The Paramount Theatre box office. Pricing as follows:

$100 VIP seating and official after-party with Judge and Bateman

$30 (Mezzanine) and $17 (Upper Balcony) for the screening including a Q&A

Special thanks to Miramax Films, Marc English Design and The Austin Chronicle.

The SXSW Film Conference and Festivall is a uniquely creative environment featuring the dynamic convergence of talent, smart audiences and industry heavyweights. A hotbed of discovery and interactivity, the event offers lucrative networking opportunities and immersion into the art, business and rapidly evolving world of independent film. Over the first five days, the Film Conference buzzes as world-class speakers, creative minds, and notable mentors tackle the latest filmmaking trends amidst the unmatched social atmosphere of the SXSW experience. Simultaneously, the internationally acclaimed, nine-day Festival celebrates raw innovation and emerging talent, with a truly diverse program ranging from provocative documentaries to subversive Hollywood comedies. For more information, visit

Ain't It Cool News is dedicated to the latest in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news and opinion. For more information, visit

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema first opened its doors in the heart of Texas in 1997. A unique combination of theater and restaurant, the Alamo shows the best first-run and independent films and offers an extensive menu of fresh, handmade dishes and a wide selection of beer and wine. In addition to offering this comfortable, full-service environment, the Alamo is recognized worldwide for its eclectic programming, award-winning food, and one-of-a-kind special events. Everyone who visits the Alamo agrees: It’s not just a movie, it’s an experience.

Austin Film Society promotes the appreciation of film and supports creative filmmaking by screening rarely seen films, giving grants and other support to emerging filmmakers, and providing access and education about film to youth and the public. Through Austin Studios, which AFS opened in 2000 in partnership with the City of Austin, AFS helps attract film development and production to Austin and Texas. Gala film premieres and the annual Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards raise funds as well as awareness of the impact of film on economy and community. The Austin Film Society is ranked among the top film centers in the country and recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts and Directors Guild of America. For more information on Austin Film Society, visit

How to win tickets from Fantastic Fest!
Fantastic Fest has been allocated a small number of ticket pairs to this event. To win tickets, visit the Fantastic Fest Facebook Page and RSVP to win. Winners will be announced on Monday, August 10 at noon CST on the Fantastic Fest Facebook Page and on the Fantastic Fest blog. You must be a 2010 SXSW or 2009 Fantastic Fest badge holder to win tickets.


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