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The Free Movies keep coming: HUMBOLDT COUNTY Monday night

HUMBOLDT COUNTY Free Preview with Directors Live!
Monday, September 15, 2008, 7:00pm
Alamo South Lamar
1120 South Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX

With directors Darren Grodsky and Danny Jacobs in person.

You and a guest are invited to an advanced screening of HUMBOLDT COUNTY, the serio-comic drama from directors Darren Grodsky and Danny Jacobs, who also co-wrote the screenplay for their feature film directorial debut. Just RSVP here and be at the theater by 6:15pm on the date of the show to claim your seat. Check this blog on Monday at noon to be sure you're on the list but this will be in a big theater so we should be able to accommodate most if not quite all demand.

The list will be posted by noon on Monday at the Alamo Drafthouse Blog.

RSVPers please arrive by 6:30. After 6:45 we will open seating to non-RSVPers on our standby line.

Grodsky and Jacobs’ affectionate nod to 1970s American filmmaking brings together an ensemble of established actors including Brad Dourif, Frances Conroy, Peter Bogdanovich, Fairuza Balk; rising stars Jeremy Strong (THE HAPPENING, upcoming on Broadway, “A Man For All Seasons” opposite Frank Langella), Chris Messina (Woody Allen’s VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA) and youngster Madison Davenport (KIT KITTREDGE: AN AMERICAN GIRL).

Located on the far North Coast of California and on the margins of society is a region nicknamed “The Lost Coast” but geographically known as Humboldt County.

It is there, amongst the state’s breathtaking Redwood forests that marijuana farmers co-exist peacefully within the rural community. It is there that Peter Hadley (Jeremy Strong), a promising but tightly-wound UCLA med student, finds himself stranded when he’s deposited at the multi-generational family home of the free-spirited Bogart (Fairuza Balk), following a drunken one-night stand.

Frustrated and disillusioned with his life after his professor/father (Peter Bogdanovich) fails him on an important exam, the unworldly Peter at first rejects the welcoming yet eccentric pot-smoking strangers, along with their eclectic group of friends and fellow farmers, but soon allows himself to be embraced by their ideals and begins to see life a bit clearer: despite the smoke.

HUMBOLDT COUNTY is a story of the human soul in search of happiness and the unexpected places we can sometimes call home.

Opens for a full run at the Alamo South Lamar on September 26.

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