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Austin: Enter to Win 2 Tickets to Austin Film Society's Benefit Screening of KILLER JOE!

"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:


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.

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.

Ticket Information
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


Moisés Chiullan / "Monty Cristo"
Arthouse Cowboy

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  • July 24, 2012, 6:18 p.m. CST


    by Steve Evans

  • July 24, 2012, 6:28 p.m. CST

    The Dark Knight Rises kicks Harry's ass again

    by maxcherry

  • July 24, 2012, 6:28 p.m. CST

    Say it, Stevie18

    by CoolFrood

    go on, you know you want to

  • July 24, 2012, 6:28 p.m. CST

    BTW, sucks to live in a town that NEVER gets screenings

    by CoolFrood

    Just saying

  • July 24, 2012, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Monty Cristo has a crush on Thomas Haden Church?

    by maxcherry

  • July 24, 2012, 6:59 p.m. CST

    by Steve Evans

    ahhhhhhh that felt so good :D -

  • July 24, 2012, 7 p.m. CST

    that fat fuck still has his talkback locked

    by animas

    He needs to read the article on Chris Nolan today where he talked to Paul Levitz of DC Comics and prior to 'Batman Begins,' he explained clearly that Batman, of all superheroes, has thrived on reinterpretation. Basically DC comics guy is saying FUCK YOU HARRY. Batman is the hero we deserve, not what YOU NEED. Oh and just because TDKR sucks, doesn't mean you were right or you have gained any credibility.

  • but his intense hatred of Christopher Nolan for not giving Harry pwesents. The first two Batman movies Harry liked and said was close to what Batman really is in the comics. You can trace Harry's hatred of Christopher Nolan back to him to not reviewing Inception. Which was one of the most talked about and highest grossing movies of 2010. Also, the movie had big time geek appeal. So how does the "head geek" not do a review of Inception. Later Harry trotted out the lame excuse that he was on meds and fell asleep during the movie. You have to wonder at some point did Harry try to reach out to Christopher Nolan and just got ignored; or did Harry just get mad that Christopher Nolan didn't ever reach out to him, since Harry has had contact with other hollywood big shots like James Cameron, Sly Stallone, and Robert Rodriguez. Trust me, if Harry would have gotten a Bane mask as a pwesent from Christopher Nolan, he would be saying that TDKR was the best movie ever. After all, he got a pwesent from the Green Lantern production, and gave it a glowing review even though Green Lantern was one of the worst super hero movies ever.