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Friday, December 14, 2007

Friday To-Do: 'Shotgun Stories' extravaganza

Posted By on Fri, Dec 14, 2007 at 11:37 AM

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IMPORTANT NOTE: Only 40-50 tickets remain for tonight's premiere. Those tickets are now exclusively available at Market Street Cinema for pre-sale.

7 p.m., Market Street Cinema. $10-$20.

So surely we've ground this into your head enough. Tonight ,we're hosting the premiere of Jeff Nichols' debut feature film "Shotgun Stories." It's gotten mad love all across the globe from festivals and critics and now Little Rock, Nichols' hometown, gets to check it out.

Read our cover story on Jeff and the film here.

Listen to Jacob Lemaster's coverage on KUAR here.

Tickets for the film alone are $10; tickets for the film and the after party (see below) are $20. You also might be able to squeeze into just the after party for $10 if the stars align.

10 p.m., Sticky Fingerz. $15-$20.

Cinephiles, kids from around the way, proud parents and your friends from the Arkansas Times will all mingle and get down at Sticky Fingerz for the after party of the premiere of “Shotgun Stories” (7 p.m., Market Street). The film's director, Jeff Nichols, will be in the house for you to backslap, as will his brother, Lucero lead singer Ben Nichols. Hugely popular in these parts (the band sold more than 600 tickets at the Village last year) and increasingly so nationally, Lucero has made its bones on literate songwriting about, as the band says, “life, love and drinking while on the road.” Ben Nichols, who provided the ambient, alt-country-tinged score to “Shotgun Stories,” will help celebrate the film with a solo show — just his guttural voice, a guitar and songs Lucero fans know by heart. This might be one of Smoke Up Johnny's last shows. The local barroom rockers just released their debut album and have a huge local following, but once “Shotgun Stories” gets out there a little more, SUJ lead singer Alan “Disaster” Wilkins, who very nearly steals the movie as a meth dealer named Shampoo Douglas, is surely bound for bright lights and big cities. In the meantime, expect pure, deeply infectious rock 'n' roll from his band in the headlining spot. A combo ticket to the premiere and after party is $20. The movie alone is $10; after party alone is $15.



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