(Myself and ‘Fast Food Nation’ director Richard Linklater, at the film’s world premiere party in Cannes this past May. Photo by Brian Brooks, for indieWIRE.)
The Austin Film Society has made a fine art of hosting regional premieres of studio films, as fundraisers for the organization and also great cultural events. Typically, these premieres involve a gala screening of said film, followed by some kind of after-party. Hordes show up, celebrities mingle, and all the money goes to a good cause. On November 14, though, the Austin Film Society has something a little different (and potentially a lot of fun) up its sleeve for the regional premiere of Richard Linklater’s Fast Food Nation. Scheduled to attend are local filmmaker Linklater as well as Fast Food Nation writer Eric Schlosser. From 4 to 7 p.m., there will be a Farmer’s Market along Congress Avenue (outside the Paramount Theater).
The Market will be hosted by the Sustainable Food Center, and a great chance to pick up some healthy munchies. Immediately following the Farmer’s Market, the film will screen at the Paramount Theater. And, then, after the film will be a VIP after-party at the Whole Foods headquarters in Austin. Meanwhile, the public is welcome to attend a photo exhibit at the Stephen F. Austin hotel, chronicling the work of Fast Food Nation still photographer Matt Lankes. Sounds like a full evening, huh? Click here to get information on how you can attend some, or all, of what’s sure to be a memorable night in Austin.