It’s the reunion of your slumber party dreams. Mondo is putting out a new drool-worthy vinyl edition of the JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS soundtrack. This calls for a celebration. So, for one night only Alamo Drafthouse, Mondo, and Birth.Movies.Death Presents are getting the band back to together. And we do mean literally.
On the big screen, it’s the smartest, sassiest comedy of the early ‘00s: JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS. In person, it’s the film’s brilliant co-directors/writers Harry Elfont and Deborah Kaplan, along with Josie and Alan M. themselves, stars Rachael Leigh Cook and Gabrielle Man. PLUS — and try to play it cool, all you Ben Wyatts out there — singer Kay Hanley, front woman of ‘90s band Letters to Cleo and Josie’s singing voice in the film (no wonder that soundtrack is so killer).
Before the film, Kay and the band will *actually* rock the house with a set of Josie and the Pussycats songs. You read that right. Yes, this is real life. And, after the credits roll that night, the whole gang will be live on stage answering your burning questions (and taking your gushing compliments… again, please try to play it cool).
And of course, Mondo's vinyl edition of the soundtrack will be available for purchase at the theater.
Tragically under-appreciated on its original release, JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS was dismissed as just another lame comic-to-screen cash-in aimed squarely at teens (who couldn’t have cared less). But the film was actually a cinematic Trojan horse, a scathing satire on consumerism, pop music and the very genre of comic-to-screen teen movies. And, thanks to a cracking script, an all-star cast giving it their all, and a soundtrack that’s way more rocking than it had any right to be, JOSIE is an enduring big screen pleasure.
So what are you waiting for? Grab your tickets to this totally jerkin’ night. Cat ears optional, but entirely encouraged.