Dude, the Real Big Lebowski’s Coming to Humboldt to Help Sell Mary Jane…the Movie That is…
The infamous Jeff Dowd, activist, film maker/distributor, writer, agitator, speaker, philosopher, and inspiration for Jeff Bridges’ legendary character in The Big Lebowski, has taken an interest in Dell’Arte’s Diva of Sativa Mary Jane: A Musical Potumentary. Mr. Dowd will be promoting the film in Humboldt over a series of events February 8 – 11, 2017. Each event will be ticketed separately, as well as a VIP All Event Pass.
In order for our home-grown Humboldt story to reach beyond the redwood curtain, Dell’Arte needs to raise funds to distribute Mary Jane: A Musical Potumentary. Who better than Jeff Dowd, the co-founder of the Sundance Institute, the man behind The Coen Brothers, and an original member of the Seattle Seven to lead the charge! A private speaking engagement will be held Thursday, Feb 9 at 8:00 pm at the Carlo Theatre. This exclusive event is open only to those who purchase VIP All Event Passes and current Dell’Arte students.
Friday, Feb 10 – Dell’Arte hosts LeBOWLski Night at E&O Bowling in McKinleyville. A party for any true Lebowski fan, bowl with Mr. Dowd from 7:30 pm to midnight. Achievers are encouraged to participate in a costume contest (dress as your favorite character from The Big Lebowski OR Mary Jane!) with prizes for best male and female character from each film. Or, just play a few rounds of Whack-A-Nihilist! E&O’s cash bar will be open and yes, they will have real half and half. Doors at E&O will open at 7:30 pm, $20 at the door covers admission to the party and all bowling costs. Advance tickets will be available by phone, in the office, or at dellarte.com.
Saturday, Feb 11, Doors at 4:30 pm – The Double Feature Screening Event – The Dude And Mary Jane: A Match Made in Humboldt at the Eureka Theater. Gather with friends and community to watch screenings of The Making of Mary Jane and Mary Jane: A Musical Potumentary at 5:00 pm followed by The Big Lebowski at 8:00 pm (with pre-party at 7:00 pm, talkback with Jeff ‘The Dude’ Dowd at 7:30 pm, and Q&A following the film). Participants will have another chance at costume contest prizes for Lebowski and Mary Jane costumes. Advance tickets are available by phone (707-668-5663) or at dellarte.com for $25, and $30 at the door. Come for one or both films, a hand stamp will get you in and out at the door.
VIP All Event Passes are available for $100, which is good for all listed events, including the private Dell’Arte event. These passes are available on our website, dellarte.com.