The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and Dogfish Head Craft Brewery have teamed up for the 7th annual "Off-Centered Film Fest," an epic multi-day celebration of craft beer, delicious food and "off-centered films for off-centered people!" It's going down April 24, 25 and 26 in Austin.
This year, it all revolves around the theme of "Stuntin'," paying tribute to the daredevil spirit. OCFF kicks off with an outdoor beer party screening of the thoroughly stuntin' comedy "Hot Rod" with special guests The Lonely Island – Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone – in person.
Also on tap for the weekend: Stunt-packed cinematic thrills courtesy of Harold Lloyd’s silent-era masterpiece "Safety Last" and Jackie Chan's bone-crunching kung fu classic "Drunken Master" and more! Rare and vintage Dogfish Head beers will be available for purchase at all screenings. Plus, Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Founder and President, will be in person throughout the fest, hosting and toasting the spirit of stuntin’ at all of this year’s events.
"Hot Rod" Rolling Roadshow Beer Party, with special guests The Lonely Island – Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone! Gates open at 6 p.m.
Spectacular 35mm screening of the stunt-packed comedy celebrating its seventh anniversary at the seventh-annual OCFF! Plus, free mustaches for all! (while supplies last) Members of the Central Texas brewing community will be out in full force to showcase, and in some cases premiere, their most extreme, rare brews. Plus, delicious edibles will be on sale from local food trucks. Ticket sales will also include an option to donate to the Texas Craft Brewers Guild. Bring a blanket and/or chair and enjoy a great movie, brew and food under the stars. Gates open at 6 p.m., and the movie will start at sundown.
Participating breweries include 512, Adelbert's, Circle, Dogfish Head, Hops & Grain, Independence, Infamous, Jester King, Karbach, Live Oak, Ranger Creek, Real Ale, Rogness, Thirsty Planet, and Twisted X.
"Drunken Master" Off-Centered Beer Feast! Early evening.
Join Sam Calagione, founder of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, for an evening of off-centered ales and flavor-packed cuisine while watching a brand new restoration of the essential Jackie Chan marital arts jaw-dropper "Drunken Master." Power your way through five gourmet courses of Asian-inspired food paired with rare and vintage Dogfish Head beers. Stay tuned for full menu details and beer pairings and prepare to drool, friends.
"Stunt Rock." Late show.
Ultra-rare 35mm screening of this 1978 feature, a nitro-glycerin cocktail of suicide-level stuntwork and amazingly awful mullet-rock. See badass stuntman Grant Page set on fire, attacked by jungle cats, blown up with TNT, hurtled over countless cliffs and more. And, in between these documentary-style vignettes, let yourself fall under the spell of rock Sorcery – a bell-bottomed, be-mulleted band featuring not one but TWO wizards in their stage act! Essential viewing for adrenaline junkies, rock/wizard/mullet enthusiasts and fans of non-stop extreme fun.
An Evening with The Lonely Island. Late show.
Join us for an intimate, irreverent and wildly entertaining evening of goofy faces, white boy rap on boats and laser cats with Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg and Jorma Taccone, aka, The Lonely Island. The Emmy winning(!) minds behind "Dick in a Box" will be on hand for a night of merriment, beer drinking and clip watching on a screen way bigger than your laptop. Rest assured: Everything will be awesome.
Saturday, April 26 – Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline
Harold Lloyd's "Safety Last," with Best of OCFF shorts. Early evening.
Off-Centered Film Fest 2014 draws to a close with a screening of Harold Lloyd’s dazzling, stunt-filled silent masterpiece. Before the feature, we’ll showcase the three winning stuntin'-themed OCFF short films, and Sam Calagione will be on hand to award the winners their prizes.
"Ghost Rider" ... My Favorite Film. Late show.
An evening with a Nicolas Cage classic … and the film's most staunch defender, film critic Marc Calderaro, who’ll provide live commentary throughout the show. While masquerading as a comic book blockbuster, "Ghost Rider" plumbs the depths of how Hollywood films get made, and how one man – with enough star power and sheer fanatical will – can derail the whole process. Calderaro is our Virgil on this tour of production hell, guiding us through decisions and motivations of those who made the film for love (read: Cage), and those for money (read: just about everyone else). Let's watch monkey movies, listen to the Carpenters and drink jellybeans out of martini glasses until our heads explode on fire.