ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE OPENS FANTASTIC FEST FAVORITE “RARE EXPORTS: A CHRISTMAS TALE” IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Austin, TX--- Wednesday, December 1, 2010---The Alamo Drafthouse will open Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale, at the South Lamar location in Austin, TX on Friday, December 10.  As part of the holiday cheer and to celebrate this unique and darkly comic film, the Alamo Drafthouse will offer a photo op with a caged feral Santa along with plastic weapon props on opening weekend.  The photo area will be available in the lobby of the Alamo Drafthouse S. Lamar during the following hours:

 

Where:

ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE S. LAMAR

1120 South Lamar Boulevard

Austin, TX 78704

 

When:

Friday, December 10: 6:00 – 10:30 PM

Saturday, December 11: 6:00 – 10:30 PM

 

Fantastic Fest 2010 played host to the U.S. premiere of Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale and it quickly became one of the most buzzed about films of the festival.  The Alamo Drafthouse is excited to share this in-the-making holiday classic with Austin. 

It's the eve of Christmas in northern Finland and an "archeological" dig has just unearthed the real Santa Claus. But this particular Santa isn't the one you want coming to town. When all the local children begin mysteriously disappearing, young Pietari and his father Rauno, a reindeer hunter by trade, capture the mythological being and attempt to sell Santa to the misguided leader of the multinational corporation sponsoring the dig. Santa's elves, however, will stop at nothing to free their fearless leader from captivity. What ensues is a wildly humorous nightmare - a fantastically bizarre polemic on modern day morality. Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale is a re-imagining of the most classic of all childhood fantasies, and is a darkly comic gem soon to be required perennial holiday viewing.

About Alamo Drafthouse
The Alamo Drafthouse is a lifestyle entertainment brand with an acclaimed cinema-eatery, the largest genre film festival in the United Sates and an online collectible art store. Named “the best theater in America” by Entertainment Weekly, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has built a reputation as a movie lover’s oasis not only by combining food and drink service with the movie-going experience, but also introducing unique programming and high-profile, star studded special events. Alamo Drafthouse Founder & CEO, Tim League, created Fantastic Fest, a world renowned film festival dubbed “The Geek Telluride” by Variety. Fantastic Fest showcases eight days of offbeat cinema from independents, international filmmakers and major Hollywood Studios. The Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art boutique, Mondo, offers breathtaking, original products featuring designs from world-famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and Movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek & Universal Monsters. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is expanding its brand in new and exciting ways, including the launch of Drafthouse Films, a new film distribution label and plans to extend its theaters and unique programming philosophy to additional markets across the United States. More information about Alamo Drafthouse franchise opportunities are available on the official website.

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