Sweetens Cove bourbon brings golf movies to Alamo Drafthouse in Austin
Andy Roddick and Peyton Manning’s bourbon brand is hosting a golf-centric mini film festival. No, it’s logical, we explain.
Sweetens Cove bourbon takes its name from a nine-hole golf course in Tennessee. American-Statesman readers may recall that alcohol has a close connection to Austin: In addition to Roddick, local co-owners include Tiff’s Treats co-founder Leon Chen, Kendra Scott CEO Tom Nolan, Silicon Labs president Nav Sooch and real estate developer Mark Rivers. The latest version of bourbon was also blended here in central Texas.
To celebrate this release, Sweetens Cove will bring three (should have been… four) golf-themed films – “Happy Gilmore,” “Caddyshack” and “Tin Cup” – to Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar on August 23. There is a happy hour at 6:00 pm and a costume contest at 6:45 pm The winner of this contest receives a bottle of Sweetens Cove Bourbon autographed by Andy Roddick and Peyton Manning.
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Participants choose in advance which of the three films they want to see, between 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Two levels of tickets are available. For $ 20, you get the admission, loot, snacks, and sips of Sweetens Cove; $ 10 from each ticket goes to the Andy Roddick Foundation. For $ 100 you get it all and 100% of your ticket purchase goes to the foundation.
Visit sweetenscovespirits for more information.
Hyperreal Film Club celebrates its fifth anniversary
Austin’s Hyperreal Film Club – dedicated to “creating unique movie viewing experiences in unusual, thoughtful and immersive pop-up environments,” according to their website – will hold its first public event on August 14 since start of the pandemic.
In Co-Lab Projects’ new outdoor gallery (5419 Glissman Road), watch a free screening of “racerwave // speed vapor,” created by west coast video editing collective Racer Trash, according to the filmmaker. club, who said on Instagram to think “Speed Racer” “filtered through a Windows 95 computer assembled by aliens whose only point of contact for human culture” was the Czech surrealist film “Daisies.”
The screening will also be the celebration of the 5th anniversary of the Hyperreal Film Club. Look for a steam wave themed photo booth and music from DJ Ariel. There will be beer from the 4th Tap Brewing Co-op.
Visit hyperrealfilm.club for more information.
Play this week
Aspecial couple movie screenings this week, if you’re looking for that sort of thing:
“Double Indemnity” at Austin Film Society: Now, I haven’t watched this mega-classic film noir since I was a kid. (I think I rented the VHS from the library? It was in the 90s, who remembers …) It’s Barbara Stanwyck, it’s Fred MacMurray, it’s Billy Wilder, c ‘is Raymond Chandler, it is murder, and I would like to remind you again that it is Barbara Stanwyck. (7 p.m. Friday and 3:45 p.m. Sunday; austinfilm.org.)
“Moonrise Kingdom” at the Mueller location of Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In: It’s fun to flip your ranking of films by University of Texas alumnus Wes Anderson. “The Grand Budapest Hotel” is my eternal number 1, but “Moonrise Kingdom” usually fits right below. The whimsical tale (duh) of Anderson the young love on the run also features a very nice Bruce Willis turn. There are both in-car and non-car screenings; see the Blue Starlite website for more information. (8:40 p.m. August 12 and 13; bluestarlitedrivein.com/austin)
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Eric Webb is Austin360 Entertainment Editor for American-Statesman. Email him at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @webbeditor.