"Monty Cristo" here.
The Austin Film Society has generously given us a pair of tickets to give away for their Thursday, 2 August benefit screening of William Friedkin's KILLER JOE. Thomas Haden Church, a cowboy after my own heart, will be in attendance.
To enter, send me an email before 11:59pm tonight (Tuesday) with EXACTLY the following Subject line:
ALL RIGHT ALL RIGHT ALL--HOLY SHIT!
It's gonna sell out fast. Check out the full details:
(AUSTIN, TX)—The Austin Film Society and Violet Crown Cinema are proud to announce a special screening of William Friedkin’s newest film, KILLER JOE, on Thursday August 2nd at 9 PM at Violet Crown Cinema (434 W 2nd St). The event will kick off at 8 PM with a reception with KILLER JOE star, Thomas Haden Church, followed by the screening in all four Violet Crown auditoriums. The movie opens at Violet Crown Cinema on August 3rd.
About KILLER JOE
Based on the play by Pulitzer and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts, KILLER JOE is a garish, provocative black comedy from Academy Award-winning director William Friedkin (THE EXORCIST, THE FRENCH CONNECTION) and stars Emile Hirsch, Matthew McConaughey, Juno Temple, Thomas Haden Church, and Gina Gershon. When 22-year-old Chris (Emile Hirsch) finds himself in debt to a drug lord, he hires a hit man to dispatch his mother, whose $50,000 life insurance policy benefits his sister Dottie (Juno Temple). Chris finds Joe Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), a creepy, crazy Dallas cop who moonlights as a contract killer. When Chris can't pay Joe upfront, Joe sets his sight on Dottie as collateral for the job, but the contract killer and his hostage develop an unusual bond. Like from a modern-day, twisted fairy tale, "Killer Joe" Cooper becomes the prince to Dottie's Cinderella.
Tickets for the event are $30 including reception & screening with complimentary food and beverage selections, including local fried chicken from Ms P’s Electric Cock, drinks by Cinco Vodka and Pepe Z Tequila, and validated parking in the AMLI on 2nd garage. Tickets go on sale to the public at 10 AM Monday, July 24th at austinfilm.org.