A short film made by Will Oldham and Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales founder Sam Calagione will be debuting at tomorrow night’s Off-Centered Film Fest short film competition screening at the Alamo Drafthouse Lake Creek Saturday April 17th.
That’s right. Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy himself and the world’s numbero uno craft beer rockstar are bros. They goofed around to make a silly little film to pass the time and comment on the de-humanization of corporate breweries. This makes as much perfectly random sense as Oldham and Zach Galifianakis doing a music video for that Kanye West song.
The short film, titled Robot Brewery Tour, features Will Oldham as an oddball, wild-eyed investigative journalist touring a soulless brewery run by a Robot, played by the ever-charismatic Sam Calagione. Calagione explains via email:
“Imagine a terrifying dystopian world where the international, robotic, brewing conglomerates successfully automated flavor and humans out of brewing process and reduced beer to a generic commodity….wait you don’t have to imagine that. We totally filmed it!”
The short will debut Saturday night at the Alamo Drafthouse Lake Creek as part of the Off-Centered Film Fest. It is sure to be irreverent and at the very least off-centered. I assume it will hit Vimeo next week…
There are still tickets available for the screening tomorrow night which also features Austin’s DJ Orion which you can snag HERE.
Check out a cool Will Oldham feature from the New Yorker HERE.