BEST OF THE FESTS

The duplass-a-thon!

7 PM: THE DO-DECA-PENTATHLON

May's Premiere Pick, in its first Austin screening since the SXSW 2012 premiere!

From Austin's favorite sons, Jay and Mark Duplass, the writer/directors of the Sundance hits THE PUFFY CHAIR, CYRUS and JEFF WHO LIVES AT HOME comes their latest creation, THE DO-DECA PENTATHLON - the story of two grown brothers who secretly compete in a homemade Olympics during a family reunion. When their fierce and disruptive competition is uncovered, the brothers must choose between their passion for beating the hell out of each other and the greater good of the family.

“…what they do so well; identifiable LOL human comedy."
- Anne Thompson, Thompson on Hollywood

"I laughed a lot …a sweet Duplass Brothers comedy”
- Alan Cerny, Ain't it Cool News  

9 PM: DUPLASS BROTHERS SHORT FILM SHOWCASE

Director Jay Duplass and Kevin Gant, subject of the recent short KEVIN, will be in attendance, including a musical performance by Kevin himself!

Long before the Brothers Duplass made their mark in Hollywood with CYRUS and JEFF WHO LIVES AT HOME, they made their name on the film festival circuit with their unique short films. This program includes all the hits, from THIS IS JOHN and SCRABBLE which jumpstarted their careers at Sundance in 2003 and 2004, through 2011's KEVIN, a documentary about Austin musician Kevin Gant. Jay is excited to unveil THE NEW BRAD, the brothers' first short film which has only seen the light of day through bootlegged VHS copies.

KEVIN

In Austin, TX in the early '90s, Kevin Gant was the Duplass Brothers' hero. They reveled in Kevin's exploratory musical style and playful spirituality. But in 1995, Kevin mysteriously disappeared. Jay Duplass' documentary debut explores who Kevin is, how he lost his inspiration, and what he must do to get it back.

THE INTERVENTION

All Steve's friends gather in his apartment to get him to tell the truth about New York Giants coach Bill Parcels, along with one other pressing issue. Awarded the Grand Jury Prize for best short at the Gen Art Film Festival and the Silver Bear Award at the Berlin film festival.

SCRABBLE

Amy and Rick play Scrabble until one of them decides to change the rules of the game. SCRABBLE premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival

THIS IS JOHN

Why is it that it can be the simplest things in life that eliminate your self-worth.THIS IS JOHN premiered at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival

THE NEW BRAD

Local Austin Cult Classic!


SCREENING INFO

DO-DECA PENTATHLON

Monday, June 4 at 7 PM
Alamo Drafthouse Village (2700 W Anderson Lane)
Tickets: $8 General Admission / $5 AFS Members and Students with Valid ID

Duplass Brothers Short Film Showcase

Monday, June 4 at 9 PM
Alamo Drafthouse Village (2700 W Anderson Lane)
Tickets: $8 General Admission / $5 AFS Members and Students with Valid ID


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