I am having a giveaway. A few of my readers will be disappointed that the prize is not lady deodorant or Hot Pockets. The rest of you will be thrilled to learn I am giving away movie tickets. No, you don’t have to suffer through a sequel to Mall Cop. I am giving away passes to a screening of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival hit, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. The screening is in Henrietta, New York. You suffered through a long, cold winter and deserve a break.
Date: June 18th at 7:30 p.m.
Regal Henrietta Stadium 18 525 Marketplace Drive Rochester, NY
Here is the disclaimer from the folks at Fox Searchlight Pictures : “Passes are limited and seating is first-come, first-served and not guaranteed. Please arrive early to increase chance of entry.” They are talking to people like me who always arrive at least 15 minutes late. All this time I thought the saying was first-come, first –serve (singular). You learn something new every day.
I am hearing great things about this movie. I have yet to see it because I have three children who don’t want me to be happy. So, I have to use my hard earned money to watch cartoons or movies about dinosaurs.
You will have to buy your own popcorn, candy and soda. So, take a second mortgage out on your house as soon as possible.
Here is the studio’s description of this film:
ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL is the uniquely funny, moving story of Greg (Thomas Mann), a high school senior who is trying to blend in anonymously, avoiding deeper relationships as a survival strategy for navigating the social minefield that is teenage life. He even describes his constant companion Earl (R.J. Cyler), with whom he makes short film parodies of classic movies, as more of a ‘co-worker’ than a best friend. But when Greg’s mom (Connie Britton) insists he spend time with Rachel (Olivia Cooke) – a girl in his class who has just been diagnosed with cancer – he slowly discovers how worthwhile the true bonds of friendship can be.