Tickets on Sale for Austin Film Society’s 20th Anniversary Screening of Office Space
The Austin Film Society (AFS) will host a 20th anniversary screening of the cult classic film Office Space with cast and crew on Wednesday, March 6, at the Paramount Theatre. The following evening, on Thursday, March 7, the film will receive the 2019 Star of Texas Award at the Texas Film Awards. Tickets for the March 6th event will go on sale to the public on Friday, February 15, at 10 a.m.
When: Wednesday, March 6, 2019, Doors at 7 p.m., Screening at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701
How: Ticket prices range from $10 to $35. Tickets available at https://www.austinfilm.org/screening/office-space-with-cast-crew/.
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Office Space turned the travails of the modern office worker into one of the most ingenious and relatable workplace comedies of all time. After the screening, actors Ron Livingston, Gary Cole, and David Herman will join writer and director Mike Judge to reminisce about the making of this Texas classic.
Winner of a Primetime Emmy in 1999 for King of the Hill, Mike Judge is also known for his film Idiocracy, the animated series Beavis and Butt-Head, and his current hit show, HBO’s Emmy Award-winning Silicon Valley. Ron Livingston currently stars in the original series Loudermilk for AT&T Audience Network and DJ Nash’s acclaimed ensemble ABC series A Million Little Things. SAG-Award® winning actor Gary Cole has recently been celebrated for his role on HBO’s comedy series Veep, in which he plays senior strategist Kent Davidson. David Herman is an actor and comedian who worked with Mike Judge on the Fox television show, King of the Hill, before collaborating with Judge on both Office Space and Idiocracy.
Synopsis: Office Space (1999), written and directed by Mike Judge (Beavis and Butt-Head, King of the Hill, HBO’s Silicon Valley), is the groundbreaking satire of white-collar ennui and one of the biggest cult hits of the late 1990s. The film follows Peter (Ron Livingston) and his cubicle-dwelling friends Samir (Ajay Naidu) and the unfortunately named Michael Bolton (David Herman), software developers at a downsizing tech firm. The films iconic characters were built upon the archetypes of the modern office: a passive-aggressive and lazy boss, played by Gary Cole; Stephen Root as a disgruntled stapler-obsessed office outcast, and Jennifer Aniston as Joanna, the waitress at the nearby corporate chain restaurant. The film shot in and around Austin and used the city’s outskirts to depict “anywhere, USA,” with corporate office buildings, traffic jams, big box stores, and restaurants. While Office Space flew under the radar during its initial theatrical release, it gained popularity on television and home video, becoming a cult hit. Produced by Twentieth Century Fox, the film remains one of the studio’s highest selling home video offerings to this day.
About the Austin Film Society
Founded in 1985 by filmmaker Richard Linklater, the Austin Film Society’s mission is to empower our community to make, watch and love creative media. AFS curates and screens hundreds of repertory, international and art house films annually at the AFS Cinema; delivers financial support to Texas filmmakers through the AFS Grant; operates Austin Studios, a 20-acre production facility, and Austin Public, a space for our city’s diverse media makers to train and collaborate. Through its award-winning after school classes, intern training, and the Ed Lowry Student Film program, AFS encourages media and film literacy and provides a place for youth of all backgrounds to learn the craft of filmmaking and gain access to tools for media production. By hosting premieres, special events, local and international industry events and the Texas Film Awards, AFS shines the national spotlight on Texas filmmakers while connecting Austin and Texas to the wider film community. To learn more about the AFS Cinema or about Austin Film Society’s mission visit: www.austinfilm.org and follow @AustinFilm on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.