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‘Wendell Baker Story’ in Austin

'Wendell Baker Story' in Austin

On Tuesday night, the Austin Film Society hosted a fundraiser screening of Luke and Andrew Wilson’s The Wendell Baker Story, which THINKFilm will release on May 18 in New York, L.A., Austin, and Dallas. Some may remember that The Wendell Baker Story had its world premiere as the Opening Night Film of SXSW 2005, so it’s great to see this Texas-made feature finally get a theatrical release. The screening (with brothers Luke, Owen, and Andrew in tow) was a total sell-out at the Alamo South Lamar, and was followed by an after-party at local bar Club DeVille (and yes, Kate Hudson was there). Here are some moments from the party (I apologize for the red eye in some of these):

(Kicking back at Club DeVille are, left to right: ‘Beavis and Butthead’ and ‘Office Space’ creator Mike Judge, local filmmaker Amy Maner, Luke Wilson, and ‘Wendell’ co-star Harry Dean Stanton.)

(Filmmaker Andrew Bujalski and composer Kevin Bewersdorf ponder the meaning of the words “open bar.”)

(Jarren and I, at the party. Photo by Kevin B.)

(Austin Film Society boardmembers Katherine Robb and Janet Pierson.)

(THINKFilm publicist Erin Owens enjoys a successful night. She’s been on the road with the Wilson brothers for a few days now.)

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