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Updated! BUTT-NUMB-A-THON 5 Winners Announced!

11-19-2003 Update!!!

Hey folks, Harry here... Been working my rear off to make sure the goody bags this year are super cool! The feedback from the various contacts seems to indicate tons of good stuff! MEANWHILE - Tim told me that he is sending the email tonight, but... whether you get it or not - if your name is on that list... just CLICK HERE if you have any questions - drop Tim an email at this address!!! I also just locked the schedule last night... hehehehe... UNBELIEVABLE! You'll see!

HARRY HERE with an update! You're probably wondering why you haven't received an email regarding tickets yet. The reason is quite simple. Tim League has been driving across the United States gathering a gigantic load of 35 mm film prints from obscure cubby holes. These strange mountain locations are not wired for web, and he is supposed to be back very soon. Next day or so. When he gets back there are two things at the top of his list. 1- Email you folks. 2- Email me with the list of booty he picked up so I can see if he found that miracle last film that's a hole in line-up. Ie - I have the whole 24 hours programmed with the exception of 1 film, and I've got to find that perfect obscure work of coolness with which to pull the whole damn thing together with! Hang on! Tickets should be right around what they were last year, I'm just waiting to hear the final tally on what the YEARBOOK thing will run us and if it is worth it, which I genuinely hope it will be... I've put too much work into this already! OK... now back to what was already written....

Hey Folks, Harry here... I'm getting ready to head off to New York for a couple of days and wanted to be sure this was made public. I sent this to Tim League at the DRAFTHOUSE to send out to the "Lucky Future Attendees of Butt-Numb-A-Thon 5", but apparently he's been overwhelmed with other things the past three days, so it wasn't sent out. SO -- till he does get around to sending it out, I'm posting it here. Those of you that won, that live in places far far away, need this info to make travel arrangements. If you see your name on the list - and you sent an application in, that means you have the number of tickets in your name held by Tim League. He will soon be emailing everyone listed below with how to purchase your tickets. BUT - quick... see if you made it!

Congratulations BUTT-NUMB-A-THON 5.

What is BNAT5? Well - I can say with great pride that this is... by far, the best line up I've ever assembled. This year - I have personally programmed the entire event. No help from Moriarty...

Now what this means is you have won the right to buy the number of tickets after your name. These ticket(s) are to go to the people that you emailed about, be they YOU or your friends, lovers or family.

BUTT-NUMB-A-THON 5 will take place on Saturday, DECEMBER 6th and Sunday DECEMBER 7th. Those of us with tickets will be IN THE THEATER and IN OUR SEATS 30 minutes prior to showtime, to determine what, if any standby tickets are available for those waiting outside. That means, you should be in line outside the Drafthouse beginning at 10:45am --- Getting there before this time will mean NOTHING as your seats are assigned (by me) so getting there earlier does not get you a better seat. Sleep to the last minute, shower, and get your ass to the theater on time. Hehehehe

Tim League (owner@drafthouse.com) should be emailing this list within the next 24-48 hours with the details on how to actually purchase your tickets. Remember - the ticket price is for charity - to sponsor the SATURDAY MORNING KIDS CLUB film program in conjunction with Big Brothers/Big Sisters.

If I announced the line-up for this year's BNAT and put the tickets on EBAY -- we could raise close to a $100k this year, that's how great a job this line-up is, but we only charge what we need to continue to run Saturday Morning Kids Club plus the extras for the gifts you all get as you get in.

DO NOT BRING VIDEO CAMERAS into the theater. It will only bring you great strife. Trust me on this. Tim will make you aware of the other "rules"

But for now... check out the list... see if you're on it... and if you have any problems feel free to email me or Tim.

Good Luck and see you soon!

harry

Aaron Chandler - 1 ticket

Aaron Culp - 2 tickets

Adam LeFave - 2 tickets

J.J. Weber - 2 tickets

Alexander Wootton - 2 tickets

Amada Marquez - 2 tickets

Andrew Marcum - 2 tickets

Anghus Houvouras - 1 ticket

Annie Bulloch - 2 tickets

Anthony Timpson - 1 ticket

Holly Blain - - 1 ticket

Branon Coluccio - 2 tickets

Brendan Creecy - 1 ticket

Brent Lane - 2 tickets

Brian Behm - 4 tickets

Bryant Durrell - 2 tickets

D Campbell MacKinlay - 1 ticket

Tracy Cannon - 2 tickets

Chelley Pyatt - 2 tickets

Cheryl Westerman - 1 ticket

CJ Schumacher - 2 tickets

Darren Tange - 3 tickets

David Tyler McKay - 2 tickets

Deepak Saxena - 2 tickets

Derek Mahr 2 tickets

Richard Heim - 2 tickets

Andre Monserrat - 2 tickets

Eric Swartzendruber - 1 ticket

Erik Secrest - 2 tickets

Ernie Cline - 2 tickets

Andy Fisher - 2 tickets

Sherri Bunch - 2 tickets

Germain Lussier - 2 tickets

Glenn Leavell - 5 tickets

Gordon Jones - 4 tickets

Amanda Gordon - 2 tickets

Greg Croteau - 1 ticket

Harold Landreneau - 2 tickets

Heidi Zarse - 1 ticket

Hercules The Strong - - 1 ticket

Joy Furman - - 2 tickets

Jack Pattillo - - 2 tickets

Jamie Wesson - - 2 tickets

Jarrette Moats - - 1 ticket

Jason Bass - - 2 tickets

Jason Byrons - 1 ticket

Jason Henderson - - 2 tickets

Joe Foster - - 1 ticket

Joe Hallenbeck - 2 tickets

Joe Versaggi - 1 ticket

Jeff Mahler - - 1 ticket

Joseph McDonald - - 2 tickets

Josh Meyer - - 2 tickets

Joey McCoy - - 1 ticket

Kevin Clark - - 2 tickets

Kris Aaron Morgan - - 2 tickets

Kristen Daniels - - 2 tickets

Lori Moore - 1 ticket

Roger Kaufman - - 1 ticket

Lyrae Plattsmier - 7 tickets

Marcus Owens - - 1 ticket

Marta McDougle - - 3 tickets

C Robert Cargill - - 2 tickets

Laura Masters - - 2 tickets

Matt ? - Disturbed - 1 ticket

Matt Zimmerer - - 1 ticket

Megan Hagins - - 2 tickets

Windy Merrill - - 10 tickets

Michael Garcia - - 2 tickets

Michael Kwolek - - 1 ticket

Miles Martin - - 3 tickets

Monica Knighton - - 1 ticket

Drew McWeeny - - 4 tickets

Jeremy Smith - - 1 ticket

Eric Vespe - - 3 tickets

Neil Cook - - 2 tickets

Nick Wilson - - 2 tickets

Tami Stout - - 2 tickets

Pam Nail - - 1 ticket

Rick Parker - - 2 tickets

Paul Alvarado-Dykstra - - 1 ticket

Paula Effle - - 1 ticket

Steve Prokopy - - 2 tickets

Hansa Bosbach - - 1 ticket

Rafe Telsch - - 2 tickets

Roland DeNoie - - 1 ticket

Rebecca Elliott - 3 tickets

Reed Bickley - 2 tickets

Reid Smith - - 2 tickets

Rod Nunley - - 7 tickets

S COWARD - - 2 tickets

Sarah Sprague - - 2 tickets

Stephen P Leininger - - 1 ticket

Steve Weintraub - - 1 ticket

Susana Soliz - - 2 tickets

Tami Cerny - - 2 tickets

Todd Gaytley - - 2 tickets

Travon Boykins - - 1 ticket

Kevin Biegel - - 1 ticket

Ulf Kastner - - 3 tickets

Vanessa Thomas - - 1 ticket

William Roecker - - 2 tickets

Lea Ware - - 2 tickets

Johnny Wise - - 1 ticket

Jed Strahm - - 2 tickets

David Alvarado - - 1 ticket










Did you make it? I hope so. I had over 3000 applicants this year, and for the past week I've been assembling all the photos and captions for the YEARBOOK, which is really going to be quite fun. If you made it, congratulations... You've gotten a ticket to paradise. If you didn't, better luck next year.

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  • Nov. 9, 2003, 5:11 a.m. CST

    hurrah

    by the_shrink

    hurrah

  • Nov. 9, 2003, 5:28 a.m. CST

    Hurrah Indeed!

    by Sarah

    Hmm... I can almost taste the Drafthouse chips and salsa now.

  • Nov. 9, 2003, 6:30 a.m. CST

    Awesome!

    by Nordling

    Can't wait to see you all there! Holy shit, ANGHUS got in this year?!?!?

  • Nov. 9, 2003, 6:48 a.m. CST

    Disturbed....

    by reni

    Alright mate, been a while... See you chaps in December!

  • Nov. 9, 2003, 6:54 a.m. CST

    RENI MY BROTHA!

    by Nordling

    See you in December, mate! This is gonna be a grand time. Maybe we can get fajitas again! :P

  • Nov. 9, 2003, 8:05 a.m. CST

    Nord

    by reni

    Definitely mate.

  • Nov. 9, 2003, 8:13 a.m. CST

    i hope you lucky bastards all burn in hell :0P

    by billyhitchcock

    figuratively speaking of course

  • Nov. 9, 2003, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Whoo Freakin' Hoo

    by Monki2

    Monki is back @ BNAT after a year off due to circumstances out of my control... Expect to see myself and Edison kicking it off old school style... MONKEY MOUNTAIN... STUNT ROCKER... CHATTERBOX... Awww man... -Monki

  • Nov. 9, 2003, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Congrats all! See you there...

    by Kraken

    Man, I'm really looking forward to seeing all of you there. It really is like a movie geek holiday! Congrats all! -K

  • Nov. 9, 2003, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Goddamn, look at all them Minnesotans!

    by John Maddening

    We should just rent a bus and come down I-35.

  • Nov. 9, 2003, 1 p.m. CST

    Old School Style?

    by Edison

    Monki is right (a rare occasion for him). We WILL be in attendance at BNAT5, and are very greatful to the Movie Geek Gods that have smiled upon us this year. Although, the "kicking it old school" I don't know what he means by that. All I do is kick it how I always have. Thanks, Harry, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, you big red loveable bastard!!----- StuntRocker? Yer damn right.

  • Nov. 9, 2003, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Heheh 433

    by Nordling

    Wait till you all get here and see what you have to do to GET those tickets. I'd practice licking on a bunch of envelopes first. Hehehehehe... Seriously, can't wait to see you there!

  • Nov. 9, 2003, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Woo!

    by Huneybee

    It looks like I'm going to know half the room after scrolling down that list. If I can get off of fricking work, I'll be there! See you guys then.

  • Nov. 9, 2003, 2:07 p.m. CST

    Hotel suggestions?

    by Germster

    Yo everyone, I'm comin in from NY, is there a hotel of choice in the area thats within walking distance to the drafthouse?

  • Nov. 9, 2003, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Germster

    by Nordling

    The Austin Hotel on Congress. It's only three blocks away. Check it out online (sorry, don't have a link)

  • Nov. 9, 2003, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Thanks!!!

    by Pitcher13

    Can't wait to see you a BNAT!!! AWESOME! BL

  • Nov. 9, 2003, 2:26 p.m. CST

    thanks nordling

    by Germster

    Im gonna check it out!

  • Nov. 9, 2003, 3:26 p.m. CST

    hotel

    by smallerdemon

    The Omni Hotel is close as well, and from what I can tell it's cheaper than the Austin Hotel on congress (did an online look at the Austin and rooms come up at $139 a night, and the Omni will set you up for $109 a night in a deluxe room with either a king size bed or two doubles). http://tinyurl.com/ub29 shows from the Omni to the Alamo downtown.

  • Nov. 9, 2003, 5:21 p.m. CST

    No, no, no -- Austin *MO*tel!

    by John Maddening

    http://austinmotel.com/ is the place you should stay! $60-100/night, depending on the size and amenities of the room. And Nordling - Petsnakereggie does any licking for the Minnesota Crew.

  • Nov. 9, 2003, 5:58 p.m. CST

    Ah well.

    by Schnorbitz

    Enjoy yourselves, everyone. I'll just have console myself with a trip to Barcelona or something. Too many people wanting to go, not enough places. I'll just have to regail other people with my Gwyneth Paltrow story. ;-)

  • Nov. 9, 2003, 6:14 p.m. CST

    Harry.....what the HELL..

    by RobinP

    ...is that in the photo ?

  • Nov. 9, 2003, 6:21 p.m. CST

    The photo...

    by Nordling

    is what's left of us after 24 hours of Butt-Numbing. We all spontaneously combust, and reassemble later on!

  • Nov. 9, 2003, 6:28 p.m. CST

    Oh God...the humanity, Nordling

    by RobinP

    ...I think I can just about identify semi digested fajita there in the corner of the seat. I guess when you guys combust, it kinda makes the Hindenburg look like a firecracker. For pity's sake - keep away from the Mexican food, guys !! Think fire safety. Man cannot live by methane alone !!!

  • Nov. 9, 2003, 8:25 p.m. CST

    I am sad

    by w3nis

    I am very sad because now it means waiting on the cold austin sidewalk for a chance to get in

  • Nov. 9, 2003, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Going to BNAT? Go Here First ... http://www.rollerfeet.com/bnat

    by rod03nunley

    A Blog for all of us attendees to go and chat at before the big event. And for all of you aout of towners, the locals can help and guide you through getting here and such. http://www.rollerfeet.com/bnat5/

  • Nov. 9, 2003, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Holy Shit, i got in

    by Fearsme

    Holy shit, i got in. Yes Nord, im as shocked as you. Boo Ya. Very much looking forward to this.

  • Nov. 9, 2003, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Alphabetical

    by DoorFrame

    That was a weird alphabetical list, fluctuating from first name to last name Weird weird.

  • Nov. 9, 2003, 10:10 p.m. CST

    What time do they let everyone in?

    by johne5

    Cause I am gonna get there so fucking early to wait in line for a chance that i might get in.

  • Nov. 10, 2003, 12:01 a.m. CST

    Just keep on thinking that, Johnny Suede...

    by John Maddening

    ...we won't miss you.

  • Nov. 10, 2003, 12:48 a.m. CST

    Why I won't miss Johnny Suede, by 433, age 29-7/12:

    by John Maddening

    Because you dismiss BNAT without ever having been. You make incorrect assumptions about it. Sure, there are stinky geeks there, but there are also cool geeks, hot girl geeks, and many more people that make the BNAT what it is. So stay away, that's fine. This will be my fourth year, and I certianly wouldn't continue to attend year after year if it were as bad as you assume.

  • Nov. 10, 2003, 1:39 a.m. CST

    STUNTROCKER!

    by stuntrocker

    In a high pitched wail.

  • Nov. 10, 2003, 2:12 a.m. CST

    Johnny Suede....

    by MiyazakiEboshi

    Okay man...I've been all four times, and got in for this time. Five for five. I don't feel like typing a whole thing out, but I'll include a portion of what I put in my e-mail to get in. If you don't get it after this, no one can help you. "This year, I want to go to BNAT for the same reasons I

  • Nov. 10, 2003, 2:22 a.m. CST

    BNAT because:

    by Massawyrm 1

    BNAT is an oddity, pure and simple. It's hard to describe because what makes it so special are things that are almost undefinable. First and foremost, there's the energy. It's electric; the frenzy over the sheer love of film, the anxious wonder like a kid next to the tree on Christmas morning wondering if that one special thing he really, really wants and can't wait for is underneath. There's no negativity. Nothing but sheer joy. It is the single most perfect audience for films. The kind that react viscerally: applauding, laughing, cheering, but never booing or heckling. Nobody talks back at the screen (although occasionally someone will yell at Harry for a particular moment of grotesque tortue that you just know He's reveling in. (Night Warning anyone?) There are single, unique experiences that you simply can't get anywhere else. Special filmed introductions by the film makers targeted at this one, special audience. (Frank Darabont made a beautiful one, which rather than going on about the Majestic, he felt that since it was about his love of films, he would take the audience on a tour of the WB lot and show a few of the special places that he geeked out that he got to stand in. It was both amusing and sincere.) There is usually at least 1 new film that won't see the silver screen anywhere (or almost anywhere) else, or may not open wide enough to see it. There is of course the advanced screenings, the new films everyone is excited about, some of which that won't hit the screens for upwards of 6 months (while some are right around the corner). And then there's the programing. Harry puts quite a bit of effort into the selection and the order of the festival. It's not a collection of film, but rather, a journey of film. Tightly paced films are usually set in the middle and the very end, while the film order also plays out in weird connections from movie to movie (Like 'Rock All Night' which ends with a line about King Kong, followed immediately by King Kong) or mood shifts that build to film climaxes. Its a dozen little things that make it what it is. But most importantly it's about two things. The Movies and the People. Both of which are truly something unique and special. BNAT is infectious. Once you go, if it's your thing, you have to keep going. It's nearly a month out and I'm already getting giddy. That's what BNAt is like.

  • Nov. 10, 2003, 4:01 a.m. CST

    failure...again

    by sanjtsubaki

    I don't get it. I just don't. For the fourth year I tried for BNAT, for the fourth year, disappointment. I'm not sure what it takes. I'm one of you guys, I spend every waking moment at the Drafthouse (or so my credit card bill says, heh), yet...I dunno. I've never actually spoken to Harry or Mr. Knowles, 'cause there's always a group of people hovering around them, so I'm starting to think you have to have "connections" to get in. Oh well. You guys have a really great time, everyone who got in, as much as it hurts to say that. Don't step on me in the standby line on your way in!

  • Nov. 10, 2003, 10:07 a.m. CST

    No.

    by John Maddening

    I'm not going to try and sell you on it. It is what it is, and you can read 4 years worth of reviews on this site that encapsulate it just fine.

  • Nov. 10, 2003, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Hey all

    by Nordling

    Here's another site for BNAT regulars and newbies if you want to post travel plans, pre- and post-BNAT plans, and general cameraderie! http://bnat5.luckyhazel.com is the place to be!

  • Nov. 10, 2003, 12:07 p.m. CST

    hotels

    by tvldiva

    There is an Extendedstay that is only 2 blocks away from the Alamo. It runs about 69.00 a night. The Austin Motel is actually about a mile and 1/2 to the drafthouse.

  • Nov. 10, 2003, 12:57 p.m. CST

    MINNESOTANS!

    by Dmann

    433, I don't know if youre serious about getting that bus to head down I-35. But if you are, and feel like stopping 4 hours in, I'd be willing to jump in and let you all bask in the glory and majesty that is being in the presence of the great and mighty dmann! Heh.

  • Nov. 10, 2003, 1:54 p.m. CST

    For charity??

    by hogarth358

    This isn't meant to be a smartass question-but Harry, if you could get 100K easy on ebay for these tickets as you claim and you really want to help charity-why don't you do it? That's a ton of money that could help a lot of great causes. Just a thought.

  • Nov. 10, 2003, 3:04 p.m. CST

    re: for charity??

    by Kraken

    Well dude, the answer is quite simple. Because this event is actually Harry's Birthday party that the proceeds just happen to go to charity (Harry's charity). Sure, he could put them on e-bay, but then BNAT wouldn't be BNAT. It would be a social gathering of the rich elite (not that there is anything wrong with that sort of charity event) but Harry wants to surround himself with friends and fellow geeks. Not just people that could buy their way in.

  • Nov. 10, 2003, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Just...sad I guess.

    by LucasOrvis

    You say that putting them on ebay makes them available only for the rich elite? As far as I can see that's already what it is, lol. I got to go last year and it was the greatest time of my life even though I felt intensely out of place. I'm just a retard, the guy that you can't help but mildly dislike. I would have given anything, anything to go this year, ANY year, but I can't afford plane tickets and hotel rooms and transport and food and the BNAT ticket itself. I have to live an eat normally you know. I'm not mad at Harry, he was a real gentleman to me as was everyone else at the event...I'm just sad that things don't work out. Have fun, everyone at the movie festival of the gods and please, take a drink for me? Your old mate, Logan... *quietly walks away weeping*

  • Nov. 10, 2003, 7:50 p.m. CST

    Sorry, DMANN, we already have our plane tix.

    by John Maddening

  • Nov. 10, 2003, 9:08 p.m. CST

    Dolfan13

    by MiyazakiEboshi

    Glad I could be of service to you.

  • Nov. 10, 2003, 10:59 p.m. CST

    just out of curiosity...

    by TheKingInYellow

    has anyone recieved word yet about the specifics? i didn't even know i was invited until a friend of mine sent an email asking if i was going because he saw my name on the list.

  • Nov. 10, 2003, 11:12 p.m. CST

    WHERE'S ALL THE NEWS FOR TODAY???!!!!

    by George Newman

    we've had nothing all day.

  • Nov. 10, 2003, 11:13 p.m. CST

    only wussies take planes

    by JackDonkey

    I mean come on they're statiscially much safer than busses, dang I'm embarassed to a minnesotan with these plane ticket carrying wussies here :) I'm just bored is all and wanted to tell everyone I'm a minnesotan as well

  • Nov. 11, 2003, 12:23 a.m. CST

    Are you attending BNAT, Jack Donkey?

    by John Maddening

    So there are 17 Minnesotans that we are sure of, plus my ex-girlfriend who, while she *is* currently living in Toronto, she still has a lot of her stuff in my basement, so we'll claim her.

  • Nov. 11, 2003, 1:33 p.m. CST

    no I'm not attending

    by JackDonkey

    I'm just an avid road trip enthusiast. So I had to support my passion :)

  • Nov. 11, 2003, 1:39 p.m. CST

    hotel

    by smallerdemon

    Anyone else from San Francisco going? Or even the west coast in general?

  • Nov. 11, 2003, 2:03 p.m. CST

    How Much

    by johne5

    How much are the tickets because I am going to be first in the standby line and I want to know how much to bring, I'm gonna start the line on friday. YEAH!!!! We'll see who the real geeks are. I'll show you Harry.

  • Nov. 11, 2003, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Enjoy Return of the King, folks!

    by mortsleam

    I knew I shouldn't have included a picture of myself immediately after receiving scalding second degree burns across the left side of my face. Oh well. Who wants to bet me that the preferred attire for the evening will be a black T-Shirt with a large white hand on it and the words, "Where's Saruman?"

  • Nov. 11, 2003, 4:03 p.m. CST

    The power of stunts! The majesty of rock!

    by Klink

    STUNTROCKER!!....I know i'm late, but.....HOLY CRAP I'M ON THE LIST!!!

  • Nov. 11, 2003, 4:59 p.m. CST

    So sweet...

    by T-Pot25

    After 7 years of daily reading, it takes the sheer thrill of being chosen for BNAT to finally motivate me to talkback! So freaking stoked! San Diego represent'n!!!

  • Nov. 11, 2003, 5:21 p.m. CST

    brutal

    by T-Pot25

    Dude, that is so weak. My grandmother was just raped last week and this BNAT news is the only thing positive I have going for me. My life is utterly useless and full of misery! I only want to be able to enjoy my good fortune (small though it may be) and try to find a place where I can be accepted and live a life of peace among fellow film-lovers who have alsorecently had traumatic news regarding their kin! Shall I find solace NOWHERE!?!?! oh, and thanks for the welcome :)

  • Nov. 11, 2003, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Oh and..

    by T-Pot25

    by the way. I don't have a sarcasm meter. Can I get that at Best Buy or can I maybe download it somewhere?

  • Nov. 11, 2003, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Not to rain on anyone's parade,

    by Moonwatcher

    but I just heard on the news that Art Carney died. What a great character he was. He was the best thing to come out of the old Honeymooners show, and his brief film appearances were jewels. Anyone else remember Harry and Tonto? Or that movie he did with Lily Tomlin? Or his supporting role in Take This Job and Shove it? I even remember a Christmas special he did with the Muppets (or am I hallucinating?). Rest in peace, Norton, and may flights of angels attend thee to thy rest.

  • Nov. 11, 2003, 7:57 p.m. CST

    Norton

    by williammunny

    It's hard for me to say that any show is funnier than The Simpsons, but if there is one it is The Honeymooners. Art Carney will be missed, he was one of the funniest actors in the history of TV sitcoms. He and Gleason together were probably the best team in TV. It's a shame people like that can't live forever.

  • Nov. 11, 2003, 9:46 p.m. CST

    again, out of curiosity...

    by TheKingInYellow

    has anyone invited recieved an email concerning this event? i'm on the list and i haven't recieved any emails.

  • Nov. 11, 2003, 9:53 p.m. CST

    emails

    by T-Pot25

    I haven't received any email yet and I'm starting to FREAK OUT! Maybe it's all a big hoax and the real winners have already been contacted. What kind of sick fuck is this Knowles character anyway!!!!!!!

  • Nov. 12, 2003, 1:23 a.m. CST

    No guys,

    by Massawyrm 1

    reread the post. Harry said it would take Tim a little time. Every year things get bogged down a bit because there's tons to do. Don't fret. This is the real list. If you're on it, Tim will get to you. He's good about this sort of thing, or rather, he's excellent at it. Just taking a wee bit longer this year. Don't worry. It's coming.

  • Nov. 13, 2003, 5:26 a.m. CST

    I never win anything

    by Jon E Cin

    Not even this

  • Nov. 13, 2003, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Kill Bill vol.2

    by johne5

    I've got this feeling that Kill Bill Vol.2 is going to be shown along with LOTR:ROTK.

  • Nov. 13, 2003, 10:24 p.m. CST

    livejournal bnat community

    by smallerdemon

    I created a bnat LiveJournal community for bnat past, present and future BNATers. Just email the address in the user info to join. http://www.livejournal.com/community/bnatters/

  • Nov. 13, 2003, 11:15 p.m. CST

    droool

    by TheKingInYellow

    that would be so f*cking sweet. so so so so suh-weet!

  • Nov. 14, 2003, 10:37 a.m. CST

    need some info

    by tvldiva

    I'm trying to work my budget for BNAT5 and haven't a clue on the ticket price. So, if someone could tell me how much it was last year, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.

  • Nov. 14, 2003, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Ticket prices

    by Nordling

    Last year was $40. Because of the yearbooks this year, it'll probably be more than that, but that should probably be the range. I'd guess $50.

  • Nov. 14, 2003, 1:48 p.m. CST

    ticket prices

    by smallerdemon

    *heh* BNAT3 tickets were -ten dollars- iirc.

  • Nov. 14, 2003, 1:56 p.m. CST

    prices

    by T-Pot25

    God I pray for only fifty bucks or so. I've already had to pay over seven hundred just to get my ass out there, so another hundred for tix would be pleasant news. I pray harder every day for Kill Bill Vol. 2 and ROTK. oh please....

  • Nov. 16, 2003, 7:07 p.m. CST

    remains to be seen...

    by BDT

    While wondering around Austin too late one evening, my daughter and I came upon the real chair pictured in the poster. "eeeeeww, mom, what's that?!" she said. "Don't look, darling!" I warned, "I believe that is the fate of all who attend BNAT5!" But, it was too late! she was already pulled in by a strange fascination with the macabre sight (set out for curbside garbage collection). All the intestines, blood, icky body parts glistening in the streetlight....her young spirit aflame in latent geekdom....I saw, with horror, her awestruck expression. "wow, this is way cool!" she exclaimed. It wasn't enough that she looks for every opportunity to make vats of movie blood and vomit, now she wants to recreate that chair. You've ensnared her...inspired her...and left me with the task of teaching her the dark and ancient arts of non cgi movie fx. I don't even know where to start! Next thing you know, I'll be like that other mum I heard about, baking alien heads (with no known nutritional value) in MY oven! Thanks, thanks a lot. Hope you're happy;-).

  • Nov. 16, 2003, 9:29 p.m. CST

    Kill Bill Vol2 Speculation

    by Electric Tsunami

    I doubt that Kill Bill Vol2 (or any big budgeted 2004 release) will be screened at BNAT5 because as unlikely as it may be for Hollywood to nominate the film for an Oscar(TM) there are a whole slew of awards for script, cinematography, sound editing, etc. etc. that the film would be inelligible for in 2005 if it is screened for the public in 2003.

  • Nov. 16, 2003, 9:50 p.m. CST

    That's incorrect, Tsunami.

    by John Maddening

    To be eligible, a film must be shown for a full week in NYC and LA, and cannot have been shown on television first. Premieres and special screenings don't count.

  • Nov. 17, 2003, 8:11 a.m. CST

    TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

    by Nordling

    Okay sports fans, head on down to http://www.drafthouse.com/online_tix/show_details.asp?show_id=1292 to purchase your tickets. Tim's updated and I'm thinking e-mails are on the way! I'd use the e-mail address that you sent your submission into for payment. Yay!

  • Nov. 17, 2003, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Soooo...

    by TheKingInYellow

    ...if the tickets are on sale now, shouldn't we have recieved emails?

  • Nov. 20, 2003, 4:16 p.m. CST

    BNAT5 OLD SCHOOL

    by EL Jerkwad

    HenchmanMongo is going Backstage with the one & only "STUNTROCKER"!! This is shaping up to be the best of all buttnumbing experiences... except the one time Moriarty came to visit me in K.C. GO CHIEFS!!!!!

  • Nov. 23, 2003, 9:58 p.m. CST

    You're living in a dreamworld if you think Kill Bill Vol2 will b

    by Electric Tsunami

    http://www.oscar.org/75academyawards/rules/rules_75.pdf ************* Here are the rules for eligiblity for an Oscar in 2003 (for films screened in 2002). ********** RULE THREE ---THE AWARDS YEAR AND DEADLINES --- 1. The required Los Angeles County qualifying run (described in Rule 2 Paragraph 2) must open between January 1, 2002 and midnight of December 31, 2002. 2. A pictured exhibited theatrically inside the United States prior to the Los Angeles County run shall be elligible for submission provided the prior exhibition take place in a commercial motion picture theater after January 1, 2002, and that no other form of public exhibition occurs through the completion of its Los Angeles run (previews and festivals excluded). ****** I don't see any exception that would permit a 2003 screening, the rule just permits a same year screening outside of Los Angeles county. THIS MEANS THAT A 2003 SCREENED FILM WOULD NOT BE ELLIGIBLE FOR A 2005 Oscar and I doubt that there will be an LA public screening of Kill Bill Vol2 for a week before Dec 31, 2003 so that they could claim 2004 Oscar elligibility). Sorry to rain on your parade.

  • Nov. 24, 2003, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Electric Tsunami...

    by Nordling

    I don't know about you, but releasing a kung fu/grindhouse epic in the ass end of winter - i.e. February - doesn't exactly scream out "Oscar bait!" to me. But KILL BILL isn't engineered to win Oscars. Although, Uma Thurman's performance is good enough for one. Anyway, I loved KILL BILL, but I'm kinda hoping Vol. 2 doesn't play at BNAT, mostly because my wife hasn't got around to seeing Vol. 1 yet and I don't think we're going to get the chance before BNAT to see it. Either way, I saw the damn thing twice, so I'm fine by it.

  • Nov. 28, 2003, 6:07 a.m. CST

    Electric Tsunami, You are a fucking retard

    by Ravvy

    You, the retard, wrote: "(previews and festivals excluded). ****** I don't see any exception that would permit a 2003 screening, the rule just permits a same year screening outside of Los Angeles county." "PREVIEWS AND FESTIVALS EXCLUDED" EXCEPTION :) By your crackass logic every film test-screened this month or acquired in toronto won't be eligible for next years AA's A. Last time I checked BNAT was a film festival B. The studio can call it a test-run on a grand group of film geeks C. It could be secret, and you would never know :) hehe, well i personally don't think it will play...I just wanted to be childish and belittle you....Have a nice afternoon at day-care little one, don't wet your diaper :)

  • Nov. 28, 2003, 1:43 p.m. CST

    Hey, dumbass

    by Electric Tsunami

    Made you look! A film screened "this" month in Canada or any other fricking country could still get a qualifying week long run in LA and this is for 2004 Oscar contenders. Disney could "try" to run Kill Bill vol1 and 2 for 2004 Oscars but it would require having a week long run in LA in December rather than holding the film until Feb 2004. As unlikely as it may be for some people to think that Kill Bill could receive any Oscar nominations, there are a whole slew of technical awards and supporting roles that could be nominated. I've been discussing Kill Bill Volume 2 in terms of running the film for a 2005 Oscar nomination. A movie screened in 2003 WILL NOT be elligible for 2005. Even to be elligible in 2004 there would need to be a public screening in LA for a week in 2003 and I don't see any chance of Disney doing this.

  • Dec. 2, 2003, 12:47 p.m. CST

    The Mystery film will be ROTK

    by Wassmuss

    Mr.Knowles and Peter Jackson have made an arrangement...and it is still eligible for oscars, etc. Yep. Have fun at BNAT.