Reluctant to buy into the Moneyball hype? Not a problem. There is no shortage of worthy alternatives to be found this week in the city, including the San Francisco Irish Film Festival (playing through Sunday at the Roxie) and these fine offerings:
1. The Long Goodbye
Where: Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., 415-621-6120
When: Sept. 28
When Joel and Ethan Coen first asked him to take a supporting role in The Big Lebowski as Theodore Donald Kerabatsos, the mild-mannered, oft-dismissed bowling enthusiast who succumbs to a heart attack while fighting a trio of nihilists, Steve Buscemi didn’t recognize their invitation as a ticket to immortality. If anything, his gut told him to decline.
“I remember thinking that I didn’t want to play this part,” he says now, reunited on the stage of New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom with principal members of the Lebowski cast and crew – including Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, John Turturro, Julianne Moore and musical director T Bone Burnett – to celebrate the movie’s Aug. 16 premiere on Blu-ray.
Urban achievers seeking to celebrate Joel and Ethan Coen’s classic 1998 comedy The Big Lebowski can satisfy their appetite for White Russians, mini-bowling and beach-bonfire trampolines from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. this Saturday at CELLspace, the site of SF IndieFest’s eighth annual Big Lebowski Party.
The movie will be playing all night in the studio’s screening room, and cash prizes will be awarded to those sporting the most creative costumes. Tickets cost $10. For more information, visit the party’s official site.