Tuesday, September 29, 2009

"The Dude" Wins: Lebowski to Screen at Shell

Posted By on Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 9:01 AM

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Voting has closed on the Indie Memphis Latenight Movie Contest, and the winner is The Big Lebowski. The Coen brothers' cult comedy — a shaggy riff on the private detective genre with Jeff Bridges' aging hippie "Dude" caught in a case of mistaken identity — will be shown on the big screen at the Levitt Shell in Overton Park on Friday, October 9th as part of an Indie Memphis program that will start with Elvis Presley's famous 1968 "comeback" television special and will also include the Memphis Music at SXSW documentary.

Among the five candidates open to public voting, Lebowski won big, garnering 38% percent of the vote. The runners-up were Shaun of the Dead (22%), Dazed and Confused (17%), and Monty Python & the Holy Grail (17%). Caddyshack trailed behind with only 6% of the vote.

The Big Lebowski will screen at roughly 10 p.m., after the music docs. Admission is free. In the event of inclement weather, the screening will be rescheduled for the following Friday, October 16th. See IndieMemphis.com for more info.

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