Drafthouse and Dogfish Head Together Again

Off-Centered Film Festival combines hip-hop and hops

Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione with Alamo Drafthouse CEO Tim League
Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione with Alamo Drafthouse CEO Tim League

The Alamo Drafthouse has won over thousands by simply combining two of your favorite things: beer and movies. In its sixth annual partnership with Delaware's Dogfish Head Brewery, the Drafthouse takes that winning combo to the next level. It's the sixth annual Off-Centered Film Festival!

In this year's collaboration, "the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema pledges its allegiance to hip-hop with a heavy emphasis on the HOPs." Enjoy all your favorite Drafthouse events – like a sing-along and a feast – with a hip-hop spin and a craft brew pairing. Check out the complete schedule below.

Thursday, April 18
Rolling Roadshow brings Friday to Slaughter Lane*. The 1995 outfit brought Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, Bernie Mac, and Reese Witherspoon together for and entertaining, easygoing effort about a couple of guys trying to scrounge up cash to cover all the inventory they smoked. KOOP's Hip-Hop Hooray DJs and the Texas Craft Brewers Guild round out the night's cast. Gates open at 6. 21 and up. Tickets ($10) and more info here.

Friday, April 19
Kung fu favorite The Last Dragon (1985) gets the Drafthouse feast treatment. Trish Eichelberger's menu includes fried ribs with hoisin barbecue sauce, fried sesame chicken pizza, and a chocolate-dipped fortune cookie, and she's pairing each of the four courses with one of eight Dogfish brews. Alamo Slaughter (5701 W. Slaughter), 7pm. $75, all-inclusive. Tickets and more info here.

Saturday, April 20
First, check out what madness people have come up with for off-centered short films that include Dogfish Head and have a hip-hop twist. First-, second-, and third-place films will be honored with cash prizes at this screening. Alamo Slaughter, 7pm. Tickets and more info here.

Later, wrap it all up with Eminem's semi-autobiographical 8-Mile. Special guests include Austin's own p-teK (hosting a rap battle), Dogfish head brewer Sam Calagione (reincarnating his beer-geek hip-hop duo Pain Realievaz), and Randalized Dogfish brews (infused with extra flavor, and available at this screening only). Alamo Slaughter, 10:20pm. Tickets, etc.

The Alamo Drafthouse & Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales present THE 2013 OFF-CENTERED FILM FEST! from Alamo Drafthouse on Vimeo.

*Update: The Thursday screening of Friday (confusing, we know) has moved to Slaughter Lane on account of the rain.

The 2013 Off-Centered Film Festival runs April 18-20 at various locations. To learn more about the event, visit www.offcenteredfilmfest.com; to purchase tickets, go to the Drafthouse site.

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