Discloser: Tim League is co-owner of NEON and Birth. Movies. Death.
Austin’s keepin’ it weird Father’s Day weekend with a pig roast! Why is that weird? Well, because this isn’t your average barbeque. For starters, it’s to celebrate NEON’s The Bad Batch. That means you’re not just having pig, you’re having long pig! (It really is just pig, y’all. Don’t panic). The movie screening and “Long Pig” Roast will be going down at the famous Stunt Ranch on Sunday, June 18. You can get your tickets here.
In addition to The Bad Batch screening, Micklethwait Craft Meats will be on site with a menu inspired by Ana Lily Amirpour’s film. You’ll obviously need libations to tag along with your barbeque, so Black Star Brewing Cooperative’s limited edition Bad Batch Ale will be available as well. If mouthwatering food and the chance to screen an exceptional new film aren’t enough for you, just wait, there’s more!
Director Ana Lily Amirpour and actress Suki Waterhouse will both be there for an onsite Q&A after the screening. Can’t make the screening in Austin? Don’t worry! The Q&A will air live to any concurrent screenings at Drafthouse locations across the country. You can get tickets for those events here!
If this didn’t sound enough like the weirdest infomercial ever, the food, the booze, and the Q&A still aren’t the full list of the awesome stuff you’ll get a chance to do at the screening. Check out the press release below for details on the pre-show, photo booth, and post-movie party!
It’s gonna be one helluva weird weekend in Austin as Alamo Drafthouse presents a smoky, meaty, and explosive celebration of NEON’s THE BAD BATCH with a “Long Pig” Roast event. The one-night-only screening event will take place under the big and bright stars at Austin, Texas’ famed Stunt Ranch. Writer/director Ana Lily Amirpour (A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT) and star Suki Waterhouse will both be in attendance for a special post-film discussion. The Q&A will be beamed out live to concurrent screenings of THE BAD BATCH happening at Alamo Drafthouse locations across the country.
“Director Ana Lily Amirpour’s on-screen expressiveness are only to be topped by her in-person energy,” says Alamo Drafthouse founder/CEO Tim League. “She’s going to be live in Austin and has just two priorities for her stay: eat delicious meat and hang out with some upstanding Texans.”
On hand for the evening? A special barbecue menu inspired by THE BAD BATCH and prepared by Micklethwait Craft Meats on-site so that guests can literally sink their teeth into the action. The event will also see the debut of Black Star Brewing Cooperative’s limited edition Bad Batch Ale, a smoked session ale brewed with peachwood smoked malt and a touch of lemon verbena.
The night’s festivities are also set to include pre-show entertainment, an explosive and appropriately weird Dad’s Day photo booth, and what promises to be a raucous post-movie party.
“I am so excited to be a part of this cinematic, sonic and culinary orgy of raw unadulterated fun, that I’m making this my Father’s Day agenda,” says League.
THE BAD BATCH is the second film from Ana Lily Amirpour, and it’s a heck of a wild ride that the Austin Chronicle called “astonishing, gripping… and strikingly unique.” In an undefined future, society’s unwanted are exiled to a Texas wasteland, left to their own strange devices. This is the world into which Arlen (Suki Waterhouse, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES) finds herself thrust, wandering among bodybuilding cannibals and acid-dropping cult leaders. A modern inheritor of the true, Jodorowsky-inflected midnight movie style, THE BAD BATCH is a trip unlike any have taken in recent years.
WHAT: THE BAD BATCH “Long Pig” Roast
WHEN: Sun, 6/18 (Father’s Day) - Doors at 7 PM
WHERE: Stunt Ranch - 13317 Fitzhugh Rd, Austin, TX 78737
THE BAD BATCH + Livestream Q&A Participating Alamo Drafthouse Locations:
WHEN: Sun, 6/18 - 8:45 PM Central
Mason Park, Houston TX
Mainstreet, Kansas City MO
New Mission, San Francisco CA
Cedars, Dallas TX
Westlakes, San Antonio TX
Montecillo, El Paso TX