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  • WINNEBAGO MAN | Austin Theatrical Premiere

    Join the Austin filmmakers for the theatrical premiere of the acclaimed comedy documentary, WINNEBAGO MAN!

    By | August 17, 2010

    WINNEBAGO MAN – COMES HOME TO AUSTIN! THIS WEEKEND

    Join the Austin filmmakers for the theatrical premiere of the acclaimed comedy documentary, WINNEBAGO MAN!

    Friday night, August 20th, and Saturday night, August 21st at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

    Screenings begin at 7:30 PM both nights, followed by Q&As with Austin filmmakers Ben Steinbauer (director) and Joel Heller (producer). The star of the film, Jack Rebney, will join the audience by phone to answer questions. Afterwards, meet the filmmakers at the Highball next door to celebrate. The film will continue its initial one week run at the Alamo Ritz Sun-Thu, with nightly screenings, also followed by filmmaker Q&As.

    Seating is limited. Reserve your Advance tickets for Friday & Saturday.

    About the film:

    WINNEBAGO MAN tells the story of an unlikely folk hero named Jack Rebney, an 80-year-old curmudgeon, who The New Yorker describes as a cross between John Wayne, Robin Williams and a Royal Tenenbaum. Rebney was a former CBS news producer who ended up filming RV commercials in the 80s, and had his outrageously hilarious outbursts captured on camera. These outtakes became one of the first Internet videos to go “viral” – and they have now been seen by more than 20 million people.

    Filmmaker Ben Steinbauer sets out to find Rebney, who it turns out has been living a hermit-like existence on a mountain top since he disappeared nearly 20 years ago. WINNEBAGO MAN is a smart, funny and an unexpectedly redemptive tale of one man’s response to unintended celebrity, and proof that sometimes the truth is both stranger and funnier than fiction.

    Be sure to also check out Don Simpson’s review: Winnebago Man | Review

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