It seems like forever since the very funny Nick Frost graced the shores of Chicago along with his THE WORLD'S END partners in crime Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright…well, actually it was back in August, but it feels like forever. Either way, we've missed him terribly, and thanks to his great new film CUBAN FURY, he's coming back to the Windy City to do another Q&A and perhaps show us a few of his newly learned dance steps.
CUBAN FURY (opening April 11) is about a former salsa prodigy (Frost) who attempts a comeback years after his career was ruined when he was barely a teenager. The film also stars Chris O'Dowd, Rashida Jones, Ian McShane, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Olivia Colman, and is directed by the great television director James Griffiths ("Episodes," "Up All Night"), making his feature-film debut here.
If you live in the Chicago area, you can this advance screening with a post-screening Q&A with the film's star Nick Frost on Monday, March 31 at 7:30 pm at a theater in downtown Chicago (the exact location will only be given to the winners). Here's how to win seats…
To win, send me an email at CubanFuryChicago@aintitcoolmail.com (please note the new email address) with the subject line "Love & Salsa" (exactly like that). In the body of the email, I need your full Name, whether or not you're bringing a Guest (each winner may bring ONE confirmed guest--if I think you gave your +1 to someone trolling for free tickets at the theater, you won't get in), and the answer to the following question: "What is your favorite 'modern' dance movie (and by "modern," I mean made after 1980), and why?" I need a film title and a detailed reason for your choice. Keep your responses BRIEF--no more than 100 words (no matter how tempted you are to go over the limit). Best answers (as judged by me) win, and you'll hear from me soon if you won, so check your email!
Although this is not an exclusive Ain't It Cool News event winners seats will be reserved until 15 minutes before showtime (meaning 7:15 pm). The venue is deliberately overbooked to guarantee a full house for our guest. If you can't arrive by 7:15 pm, don't enter this contest. If there's even the slightest chance you or your guest will have to back out of attending or arrive late if you do win, don't enter. If you have a job that might make you late or unable to attend, or an ill/pregnant relative, or a temperamental significant other, or a scratchy throat, do not enter. And the 24-hour-notice-to-cancel rule is done. If you win and don't show up, the Black List is your new best friend.
Good luck, everyone! And thanks to the Entertainment One for giving us this very cool screening and bringing Nick Frost back to Chicago.