Most people have one of three experiences with Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. They either love it, they’ve never seen it but are sure to love it once they finally do, or they saw it and kind of liked it initially but now love it after revisiting it years later. No matter which one of these classifications you fall into, it’s safe to assume you presently love Walk Hard or you will love it soon. How soon exactly? Let’s say sometime around Wednesday, January 22 when we screen it at Avalon Theater. Tickets are available now.
The 2007 film traces the amazing (and entirely fictional) life of Dewey Cox—played by John C. Reilly at his finest—in a parody of early 2000s musical biopics like Walk The Line and Ray. Written by Judd Apatow and Jake Kasdan (who also directed the film), Walk Hard finds Reilly sharing the stage and screen with an unthinkably stacked cast of comic actors, including: Jenna Fischer, Kristen Wiig, Tim Meadows, Chris Parnell, Matt Besser, Harold Ramis, Craig Robinson, Martin Starr, Jack Black, Paul Rudd, Ed Helms, Justin Long, Jane Lynch, Jonah Hill, Jack McBrayer, Jason Schwartzman, Frankie Muniz, and many more. Hell, Jack White even makes in appearance in the role of Elvis Presley. In fact, the film also features chart-topping cameos from musicians like Lyle Lovett, Ghostface Killah, Jackson Browne, Jewel, and Eddie Vedder.
Though it grossed a dismal $20 million at the box office (well shy of its $35 million budget), Walk Hard has caught with audiences in the 12 years since its release en route to achieving cult comedy status. Whether you want to see it again or you’re itching to catch it on the big screen for the very first time, you’re cordially invited to join us for this rare opportunity to see Walk Hard in theaters. Tickets to the 7 p.m. screening are available now. As always, this screening is sponsored by Lakefront Brewery, who will have its limited edition My Turn: DeSantis Italian grape ale on tap for the occasion. We’ll see you there!