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Austin: Win passes to @GandtheW’s advance screening of IT’S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY

Chase Whale

by: Chase Whale
September 6th, 2010

We’ve teamed up with Focus Features to give our Austin readers a chance at winning passes (good for you +1 guest) to an advance screening of Ryan Flick/Anna Boden's adaptation IT'S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY, starring Keir Gilchrist, Ema Roberts and Zach Galifianakis. The screening will take place on Wednesday, October 6th at 7:30pm. All you must do for your chance to win is fill out the form after the break! Winners will be selected no later than Wednesday, October 6th.

PLEASE ONLY ENTER IF YOU CAN SURELY ATTEND THE SCREENING. ONE ENTRY PER HOUSEHOLD. MUST BE AT LEAST 17 YEARS OF AGE TO ENTER. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.

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Synopsis
What’s a 16 year old boy doing playing music and table tennis with adult psychiatric patients - on a school day? It’s kind of a funny story... “It’s Kind of a Funny Story,” adapted from Ned Vizzini’s 2006 novel of the same name, is the new comedy-drama from acclaimed writer/directors Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden. It’s @5:00 AM on a Sunday in Brooklyn. Craig Gilner (played by Keir Gilchrist of “United States of Tara”) is bicycling up to the entrance of a mental health clinic; this bright 16-year-old is stressed out from the demands of being a teenager. Before his parents (Lauren Graham [of “Parenthood”] and Jim Gaffigan [of “Away We Go”]) and younger sister are even awake, Craig checks himself into Argenon Hospital and is admitted by a psychiatrist. But the youth ward is temporarily closed - so he finds himself stuck in the adult ward. One of the patients, Bobby (Zach Galifianakis of “The Hangover”), soon becomes both Craig’s mentor and protege. Craig is also quickly drawn to another 16-year-old displaced to the adult ward, the sensitive Noelle (Emma Roberts of the upcoming “Scream 4’), who just might make him forget his longtime unrequited crush Nia (Zoe Kravitz of the upcoming “Mad Max”). With a minimum five days’ stay imposed on him by the adult ward’s staff psychiatrist Dr. Eden Minerva (Academy Award nominee Viola Davis), Craig is sustained by friendships on both the inside and the outside as he learns more about life, love, and the pressures of growing up.

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  • Monica Cantrell

    I apologize, I just entered to win a pass to this screening without realizing that it’s for Austin viewers. Please disregard my entry and again, sorry for the error. Monica C.

  • Carluccci

    I’m so glad I got to go this early screening, thanks to GATW (: I LOVED this film! Not only was the story itself interesting, not too complex but interesting (and funny, charming, sweet, real…) but the WAY the story was told was wonderful. I love the imagination behind this, I recommended to so many and I will buy this when it’s out. Congrats to Zach Galifianakis – once again a hilarious comedian reveals being funny takes a sharp mind that can deliver a great dramatic performance. Way to transition! Craig Gilner is perfect, totally heart felt BELIEVABLE teenage angst. He oozes sincerity. And hello-please enjoy a ROCKIN’ musical number – good GRIEF!

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