Alamo Drafthouse And Arthouse Convergence Bring You The Greatest IDIOCRACY Screening Ever

Including a Q&A for all the world to see.

I don’t have to tell you how serious this election is. Anyone with a connection to the internet has to be overwhelmed by the ridiculousness at this point. It’s hard not to feel like the exaggerated satire of Mike Judge’s Idiocracy has become prophetic since it was released ten years ago.

Which is why now, on the eve of this election, is the perfect time to bring the movie back to theaters. Alamo Drafthouse with Arthouse Convergence and local League of Women Voters chapters are doing just that. On October 4, theaters across the country will show Idiocracy, followed by a Q&A with cast and crew members.

This isn’t just a special screening, though. It’s also a voter registration drive. And if you can’t make it to any of the theaters showing the film, you can watch your own copy at home and check out the Q&A via a lifestream. So no one gets left out.

If that wasn’t cool enough, there’s going to be a licensed Idiocracy shirt created by Mondo, a portion of proceeds from which will go to local League of Women Voters chapters.

This event sounds both incredible and important. You can get a more detailed description of the event - including theater and ticketing info - below:

Ten years ago, satirist Mike Judge told of an impossible future in which our collective intelligence had dropped so low it threatened to destroy the world. In this future, America was run by a corrupt, sociopathic former pro-wrestler with severe anger management issues, and the most popular entertainment in the land was a YouTube-esque video playlist called “Ow My Balls.”

Flash forward to today. We are approaching the end of the most bizarre, absurdist presidential race in U.S. history. Over the past months, thousands have questioned in social media whether IDIOCRACY was actually a documentary. Mike Judge’s sadly prescient film has transcended its cult classic status to become a vibrant and essential facet of this election conversation.

The Alamo Drafthouse, along with the network of Art House Convergence Theaters and local League of Women Voters chapters, want to invite everyone to revisit and rediscover IDIOCRACY on the eve of the 2016 presidential election.

Members of the cast and crew of IDIOCRACY will be live in person at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica at 6:45pm on October 4th for a screening of the film and a post-movie conversation.

 

Concurrent IDIOCRACY screenings will also take place at Alamo Drafthouse locations and Art House Convergence theaters across the country and the post-movie conversation will be live-streamed to those audiences.

For those that can’t make it to an Alamo Drafthouse or Art House Convergence theater, fear not, you can still join in the fun. Watch the film from your own DVD, from Amazon, iTunes or the platform of your choice. Press play exactly at 7:00pm Pacific Standard Time, and then tune into Facebook Live from facebook.com/alamodrafthouse for the post-movie conversation at 8:25pm PST.

 

Questions will be taken from the live audience in Santa Monica, but also from the live-stream and Facebook Live audiences via Twitter using the hashtag #IdiocracyToday.

In attendance at the event will be director and writer Mike Judge and star Maya Rudolph.

Also, the Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art gallery Mondo is creating a licensed IDIOCRACY shirt for the occasion. It will be available on mondotees.com. A portion of proceeds from merchandise and participating screenings will be donated to local League of Women Voters chapters to support their non-partisan efforts to register and educate voters.

Whether you are voting for Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Jill Stein, Gary Johnson, or whether you just want to cast a write-in vote for Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho, these options are all your right -- but first you must register to vote!

“If we learn one thing from this election cycle,” says Alamo Founder and CEO Tim League, “it’s that to truly be an American one must register to vote, join the debate and participate in democracy.”

 

Participating theaters at the time of this release:

 

Aero Theatre, Santa Monica CA

Alamo Drafthouse, Ashburn VA

Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, Austin TX

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, Austin TX

Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, Austin TX

Alamo Drafthouse Village, Austin TX

Alamo Drafthouse, Littleton CO

Alamo Drafthouse, Dallas TX

Alamo Drafthouse, Richardson TX

Alamo Drafthouse, El Paso TX

Alamo Drafthouse Mason Road, Katy TX

Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park, Houston TX

Alamo Drafthouse, Kansas City MO

Alamo Drafthouse, Laredo TX

Alamo Drafthouse, Lubbock TX

Alamo Drafthouse, New Braunfels TX

Alamo Drafthouse, Yonkers NY

Alamo Drafthouse, Omaha NE

Alamo Drafthouse Park North, San Antonio TX

Alamo Drafthouse, San Francisco CA

Alamo Drafthouse, Winchester CA

Cine Theatre, Athens GA

Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington NY

Cinema Detroit, Detroit MI

FilmBar, Phoenix AZ

IFC Center, New York NY

Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI

North Park Theatre, Buffalo NY

Nickelodeon Theatre, Columbia SC

Princeton Garden Theatre, Princeton NJ

Robinson Film Center, Shreveport LA

State Theatre, Traverse City MI

 

A complete list of participating theaters will be updated at drafthouse.com/idiocracy

 

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