15 years after the release of Napoleon Dynamite, director Jared Hess’ sleeper hit has amassed a cult following and evolved into one of the most beloved and highly quoted comedies of a generation. Following a screening of the film, actors Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite, oddball and extraordinary dancer) and Efren Ramirez (Pedro, loyal friend and class president candidate) will participate in a moderated discussion. Their tour sheds light on the film’s origin story and highlights how a shoestring production exploded into a mainstream monolith. A VIP meet and greet with the cast members ($87) will be held at 5:30 p.m.
Enjoy a full screening of this indie classic, followed by a lively discussion with Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) and Efren Ramirez (Pedro). See Calendar Pick on p. 12.