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Want to attend the Austin premiere of Mike Judge's EXTRACT? Got 50 seats... let's play!

Published at: Aug. 12, 2009, 5:31 a.m. CST by headgeek

Hey folks, Harry here... I've got very few tickets here... under 50... and I'm a bit bored with the first come, first serve deal. That's already happened when these tickets went on sale - and began running off. Well - we're the last giveaway for tickets! I think. And you don't have much that you have to do. I'm looking for the most amusing at work accident stories that you have. If you get picked - it's you + 1. So include your name and the name of your guest. Now send that to HK at AintItCool.Com with the exact subject line below - just copy and paste it... I'd Like To EXTRACT A Ticket Or Two! Here's all the details on the Premiere:

AUSTIN CELEBRATES THE WORLD PREMIERE OF MIKE JUDGE’S EXTRACT (Austin, TX)--The Austin Film Society, Original Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas, 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. Tickets for the general public will go on sale at Noon on Monday, August 3 through GetTix (866-443-8849), gettix.net 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 Festival 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 http://www.sxsw.com Ain't It Cool News is dedicated to the latest in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news and opinion. For more information, visit www.aintitcool.com. The Original 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. www.originalalamo.com 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 www.austinfilm.org.

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  • Aug. 12, 2009, 6:25 a.m. CST

    I wish I lived in Austin

    by JulesVega

    These premieres sound fun...

  • Aug. 12, 2009, 6:28 a.m. CST

    Commercial made it look pretty good

    by BrandLoyalist

    I think Mike Judge just barely edges out Trey Parker as the comedy writer with the truest and most insightful sense of American culture

  • Aug. 12, 2009, 6:44 a.m. CST

    I'll wait until it gets released in my area

    by ricarleite2

    In about 6 or 7 years

  • Aug. 12, 2009, 7:45 a.m. CST

    Mike Judge fucking ROCKS

    by RICHARD_GERE_RAPED_MY_GERBIL

    Never seen a bad movie by that man.

  • Aug. 12, 2009, 8:23 a.m. CST

    Mike Judge is a Fucking Genius

    by hatespeech

    he's smart too!

  • Aug. 12, 2009, 8:33 a.m. CST

    Loved Office Space, Was never big on King of the Hill, but

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    'Idiocracy' never got the attention it deserved. The first time I sat down and started watching it I was crying with laughter. Mike Judge is awesome.

  • Aug. 12, 2009, 9:30 a.m. CST

    NEED more ticket giveaways in Florida...

    by Dirty_Pirate

    PLEASE!!!

  • Aug. 12, 2009, 9:35 a.m. CST

    brandloyalist thinks

    by happyboy

    NBC's Office is the the truest and most insightful look at American culture but doesn't find the humor in BBC's office. Gets his news and opinion from Daily Show but hates O'reily as biased. Thinks Family Guy is random but loves Scrubs. Brandloyalist thinks Star Trek was "awesome" and unfairly criticized but "has problems" with Batman's "third act." Everything Mike Judge has done has been genius, original and subversive and comparing ANYTHING Mike Judge has done (going all the way past Beavis and Butthead to Frog Baseball) to anything media darling Trey Parker has done is comparing a diamond cutter to a sledgehammer where satire is concerned

  • Aug. 12, 2009, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Colt McCoy walks into a bar

    by The Goat

    with many spikes on it. See ya in Dallas, bitches!

  • Aug. 12, 2009, 10:48 a.m. CST

    This will be fun!

    by jrbarker

    Hope I get in!

  • Aug. 12, 2009, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Quiet down now

    by The Goat

    it's nearly October 17

  • Aug. 12, 2009, 11:41 a.m. CST

    SAW THE PREVIEW LAST NIGHT...

    by uberman

    It actually loked pretty funny. Comedies are mostly a 99% fail, so I hope this one has the laughs.

  • Aug. 12, 2009, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Happy Boy thinks

    by The_Great_Google

    he has it all figured out, when in fact, he is just a sour douche.

  • Aug. 12, 2009, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Happy Boy thinks

    by The_Great_Google

    he has it all figured out, when in fact, he is just a sour douche.

  • Aug. 12, 2009, 5:53 p.m. CST

    The_Great_Google thinks

    by Gleemonex

    he hit the submit button once when in fact he hit it twice.

  • Aug. 13, 2009, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Don't forget your flair!

    by kravmaguffin