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Napoleon Dynamite @ MOTHER'S BREWERY

  • Starring: Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez, Jon Gries
  • Director: Jared Hess
  • Genre(s): Comedy
  • Rating: PG
  • Running Time: 82 min.

We’re teaming up with Mother’s Brewing to screen “Napoleon Dynamite (2004)” in Mother’s Backyard! (215 South Grant Ave.) So bring your blankets and/or lawn chairs to ensure you are comfy during the movie. Better yet, bring your picnic fixins so you can dine outside while watching a great movie! You can’t bring booze, but don’t worry, Mother’s has you covered on that. They will have beer flowing outside so you don’t even have to go inside for a refill during the movie! This is a 21+ event. Tickets are $5 and on sale at the door. Try to bring cash!

Mother’s films will start at dusk, showtimes are tentative.

Film Synopsis: The directorial debut of filmmaker Jared Hess, who also co-wrote the screenplay, Napoleon Dynamite is a quirky, offbeat comedy set in the small Idaho town of Preston. Jon Heder stars in the titular role, a carrot-topped oddball with a decidedly eccentric family that includes his llama-loving, dune-buggy enthusiast grandmother. The story centers on the local high school’s race for class president. Using some nontraditional means, Napoleon is determined to help his pal Pedro (Efrem Ramirez) run a winning campaign and defeat popular girl Summer (Haylie Duff). Also starring The Drew Carey Show’s Diedrich Bader, Napoleon Dynamite premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. - Matthew Tobey, Rovi

"Jon Heder in the magnificent Napoleon Dynamite, is one of the most winning movie creations in years."
- Stephen Hunter, Washington Post
"A little movie with a lot of heart and a lot of laughs."
- Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"An epic, magisterially observed pastiche on all-American geekhood, flooring the competition with a petulant shove."
- Michael Atkinson, Village Voice
"It's charming. It's hilarious. It is perhaps the most beautifully crafted, lovingly rendered portrait of extreme geekitude ever to grace the screen. It's Napoleon Dynamite. "
- Melissa Levine, Dallas Observer
"For older and more reflective viewers, it’s a quirky, fresh slice-of-life more inviting than a tater-tot pyramid. "
- Marrit Ingman, Austin Chronicle

Showtimes

  • Friday, 8/25 8:00pm (tentative)