Our own Matt Goldberg recently explained to you how this weekend is among the best this summer for original movies, but if you need a little more incentive to check them out, well we’ve got something for you. Writer-director David Lowery, whose film Ain’t Them Bodies Saints opened last weekend, posted an article urging audiences to see not only his movie, but three other worthy films as well. To grease the wheels a bit for his proposed weekend quadruple feature, he promised a custom-made prize to fans who saw his picture, plus writer-director Destin Cretton’s Short Term 12, writer-director Joe Swanberg’s Drinking Buddies and Adam Wingard’s You’re Next. Those filmmakers have also kicked in some swag for those who manage to see all four films this weekend, so it’s a win-win situation for all involved! Hit the jump for details.
Be sure to check out Lowery’s entire post here. The rewards and rules follow below:
Ain’t Them Bodies Saints – That prize will be as follows. In my movie, there is a thick police file on Bob Muldoon, which Ben Foster’s sheriff character peruses in one scene. I will pull something from this file and augment it with an original handdrawn illustration. Maybe it’ll be a newspaper clipping, or a mugshot, or crime scene photos. It could be a map. Or some of Bob’s letters, carefully wrapped in evidence baggies. It might be one of the dirty cartoons that our prop guy slipped into the file to make the actors laugh. And as for what I’ll do to it – you can get an idea of my crude artwork in this short film.
You’re Next – A handpainted animal mask from the film, signed by director Adam Wingard!
Drinking Buddies – Joe Swanberg will sweeten the deal with a signed Drinking Buddies coaster.
Short Term 12 – A signed soundtrack album into the mix.
More to come. Please keep in mind that a While Supplies Last rule applies to all of these, although in the case of Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, that police file runs pretty deep.
1. Go see the movies between a Friday and a Sunday.
2. Take a photo of the ticket stubs.
3. Tweet the picture to me at twitter.com/davidlowery. Tag it with #ATBSquadruplefeature.
4. E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and send me your mailing address.
5. Look for your just reward in the mail, sometime after September 10th.
And because some of these movies are opening wider in the coming weeks, the expiration date for this offer isn’t until September 29th! Check your movie theater’s listings and mark your calendars now.
RULES UPDATE: All the movies need to be seen within the space of a single weekend, beginning August 23rd (midnight shows count). If you saw any of the movies beforehand, I thank you from the bottom of my heart, but we’ve got to have a hard starting line, and this is it (blame me for lack of foresight, as I just came up with this yesterday – although dare I recommend a repeat viewing?). Likewise, although several of these films will be available on VOD or iTunes, buying a ticket to the movie in a movie theater is another rule. This is why every weekend between now and the end of September is fair game, because the films will be expanding on a weekly basis (You’re Next is already wide). You can see where Drinking Buddies is going to be playing right here and Short Term 12here. Hopefully we’ll have a complete list for Ain’t Them Bodies Saints soon, but it’s going to expand fairly wide. Obviously, NY and LA have it easy right off the top, but with any luck all these movies will all get within a stone’s throw of you. Make a road trip out of it!