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Catch a 35mm screening of GHOST WORLD and stick around for a collector’s swap

GHOST WORLD is a strangely beautiful film full of rich characters, unpleasant truths and biting satire. What better way to spend the night before Independence Day?

Catch a 35mm screening of GHOST WORLD and stick around for a collector’s swap

Whether your vice is comic books, records, vintage video games or ceramic Precious Moments statuettes, any true collector will tell you that collecting is both a joy and a curse. From the anal retentive obsession it takes for perfecting a collection to the massive amount of work that goes into maintaining said collection, the hobby can very easily take over your life if you let it.

This Wednesday, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema invites you to celebrate the horror and hells associated with collecting with a 35mm screening of GHOST WORLD accompanied by a collector’s swap.

GHOST WORLD is the joyfully glib 2001 comedy from director Terry Zwigoff and screenwriter/comic book artist Daniel Clowes. Based on Clowes ‘90s alternative comic book, GHOST WORLD stars Thora Birch and Scarlett Johansson as two teenage girls unsure of where to go with their lives once they’ve graduated high school. Combatting their uncertainty with a healthy dose of cynicism, the girls spend their days mocking others as a way to postpone their own adult responsibilities.

A prank against a middle-aged sad sack of a record collector (played by Steve Buscemi) grows into a friendship between the collector and one of the girls – setting off a chain of events that will push the girls past the point of no return when it comes to breaking free of their self-imposed prison of awkwardness and insecurity.

GHOST WORLD is a strangely beautiful film full of rich characters, unpleasant truths and biting satire. What better way to spend the night before Independence Day?

Before and after the film, guests will have the chance to hang out with fellow collectors and maybe swap treasures. There will be video games, comic books, VHS tapes, art prints and more – bring your own collectibles for a chance to trade for something cool.

Wednesday, July 3 at 7:30 PM - Vintage Park

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