Entertainment Idiocracy is returning to theaters just in time for the live version

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    http://www.avclub.com/article/idiocracy-returning-theaters-just-time-live-versio-242948


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    When Idiocracy was released in 2006, it didn’t make much of an impact upon the world. In fact, most people didn’t even know it existed. 20th Century Fox had a contractual obligation to release Mike Judge’s follow-up to Office Space, but they pretty much just tucked it away. After being sat on for more than a year, it initially opened in just seven cities, and with practically zero publicity—not even so much as a trailer. Now, just one decade later, Idiocracy is practically a household term, which is as much a testament to the film’s enduring satirical genius as it is to the country’s terrifying free-fall which includes, among other things, a not-totally-impossible Trump presidency.

    And since it’s hard to shiver in fear while you’re laughing, the Alamo Drafthouse And Art House Convergence Theaters have decided to screen the film for one night only. Alamo explained the decision in a press release:

    Ten years ago, satirist Mike Judge told of an impossible future in which our collective intelligence had dropped so low it threatened to destroy the world. In this future, America was run by a corrupt, sociopathic former pro-wrestler with severe anger management issues, and the most popular entertainment in the land was a YouTube-esque video playlist called “Ow My Balls.”

    Flash forward to today. We are approaching the end of the most bizarre, absurdist presidential race in U.S. history. Over the past months, thousands have questioned in social media whether Idiocracy was actually a documentary. Mike Judge’s sadly prescient film has transcended its cult classic status to become a vibrant and essential facet of this election conversation.

    If you can’t make it to one of the many participating theaters all around the country, Alamo invites you to hit the play button on your own copy at exactly 7 p.m. PT that night, and then watch the post-movie conversation on Alamo’s Facebook Live at 8:25 p.m. Writer-director Mike Judge and co-star Maya Rudolph will be taking questions from the Santa Monica screening, which will be beamed out to all the other theaters and the internet through some kind of a magical device that only super-smart geniuses can understand. You can tweet your questions to Judge ahead of time using the hashtag #IdiocracyToday.
     
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    I'm sure they're referring to the present administration........
     
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    Flash forward to today. We are approaching the end of the most bizarre, absurdist presidential race in U.S. history. Over the past months, thousands have questioned in social media whether Idiocracy was actually a documentary.


    Reading not you strong suit I see
     
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    I did nothing. I did absolutely nothing, and it was everything that I thought it could be.
     
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    An astral collabo between Bobby Hill and Minh Souphanousinphone is the force that guides and compels me. Truly, I will celebrate Mike Judge for as long as we are both drawing breath.
     
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    Anybody see a date on that? I'm too high right now to keep looking.
     
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    Yeah, Mike is a great writer.
     
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    People still won't get it


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    Goes well with the idiots protesting in Charlotte! :yay:

    How are those facts coming along?? :umunch:
     
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    What were we talking about again?
     
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