Every so often, my two worlds collide, and this is one such happy occasion. On November 15, at the Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park in Houston, STX Entertainment is holding a sneak preview screening of the upcoming coming-of-age film The Edge of Seventeen, written and directed by Kelly Fremon Craig.
Here's a little bit about that movie:
The Edge of Seventeen is a new coming-of-age movie in the vein of Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club – an honest, candid, often hilarious look at what it’s like to grow up as a young woman in today’s modern world.
Everyone knows that growing up is hard, and life is no easier for high school junior Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld), who is already at peak awkwardness when her all-star older brother Darian (Blake Jenner) starts dating her best friend Krista (Haley Lu Richardson).
All at once, Nadine feels more alone than ever, until the unexpected friendship of a thoughtful boy (Hayden Szeto) gives her a glimmer of hope that things just might not be so terrible after all.
The film also stars Kyra Sedgwick as Nadine’s well-meaning but completely ineffective mother, and Woody Harrelson as Nadine’s History teacher, mentor and reluctant sounding board.
And you can read Michael Gingold's great review of this "gem of a film...that hums with life, and bursts with fine performances" here.
To promote that sneak preview, we're showing a free screening of John Hughes' coming-of-age classic Pretty in Pink at my brewpub, City Acre Brewing. We'll have passes to the Edge of Seventeen screening that we're passing out to Pretty in Pink attendees.
Pretty in Pink screens in our biergarten this Thursday evening at 7:30, and we're serving the following to get everyone in the mood to wail along to "Try a Little Tenderness" in the middle of a record store:
Pretty In Pink soda: strawberry basil soda with basil from City Acre's garden
The Champ-Blane cocktail: cava with a splash of hibiscus mint syrup
Duckie's Double Feature: duck egg rolls and duck fat fries
So show up to City Acre Brewing early this Thursday (first come, first serve! For both Pretty in Pink seats and The Edge of Seventeen passes, both will go fast), enjoy one free movie and score passes to another. Get more info HERE.