Hey listen, I ain’t jokin’, dickface. X-Ray Arcade is going to show a documentary about Longmont Potion Castle on Friday, August 30 as part of the Cudahy bar’s “Movies Under The Knife” series.
If you’re still reading this after the millipede reference in the headline and that Dirk Funk-esque threat up top, you’re probably well aware of the anonymous surrealist prank call genius that’s simply known to the world by the “Longmont Potion Castle” moniker. Even if you’ve kept up on the 30-year catalog of work that’s befuddled and enraged businesses, Colorado residents, and celebrities with artful and absurd phone calls, it’s quite possible you didn’t know there’s a Longmont Potion Castle movie that was recently released.
The film, Where In The Hell Is The Lavender House: The Longmont Potion Castle Story, is described as “a film within a film” that tries to capture the history and ethos of the legendary underground prank artist, all while celebrating the cult calling icon and understand his process.
This rare screening of the low budget documentary that almost never was starts at 9 p.m. (but will be preceded by a Movies Under The Knife short at 7:30 p.m.). Tickets cost $12 (or $15 VIP seating). The event is sponsored by WMSE and Lakefront Brewery. No word on if X-Ray will be serving Leprechaun Julius for the occasion or if the sweet R&B sounds of Dugan Nash (or is it Orville Sash?) will be played between movies. Regardless, if you love Longmont Potion Castle, or you’re just intrigued by the perplexing project, you won’t want to miss this.