Were you as disappointed as we were at being unable to participate in the Rare Exports display of a real life Lapland Santa on Carnaby Street in London this past November? Well, if you live in or near Austin, Texas, you have another chance thanks to the Alamo Drafthouse!
From the Press Release:
The Alamo Drafthouse will open Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (review here)at the South Lamar location in Austin, TX, on Friday, December 10, 2010. As part of the holiday cheer and to celebrate this unique and darkly comic film, the Alamo Drafthouse will offer a photo op with a caged feral Santa along with plastic weapon props on opening weekend. The photo area will be available in the lobby of the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar during the following hours:
ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE SOUTH LAMAR
1120 S. Lamar Boulevard
Austin, TX 78704
Friday, December 10: 6:00 – 10:30 PM
Saturday, December 11: 6:00 – 10:30 PM
Fantastic Fest 2010 played host to the US premiere of Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale, and it quickly became one of the most buzzed about films of the festival. The Alamo Drafthouse is excited to share this in-the-making holiday classic with Austin.
It’s the eve of Christmas in northern Finland and an “archeological” dig has just unearthed the real Santa Claus. But this particular Santa isn’t the one you want coming to town. When all the local children begin mysteriously disappearing, young Pietari and his father, Rauno, a reindeer hunter by trade, capture the mythological being and attempt to sell Santa to the misguided leader of the multinational corporation sponsoring the dig. Santa’s elves, however, will stop at nothing to free their fearless leader from captivity. What ensues is a wildly humorous nightmare – a fantastically bizarre polemic on modern-day morality. Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale is a re-imagining of the most classic of all childhood fantasies and is a darkly comic gem soon to be required perennial holiday viewing.
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