Pee Wee Over Louisville http://wfpl.org en Will Russell Discusses Pee-wee Over Louisville's Sudden Demise http://wfpl.org/post/will-russell-discusses-pee-wee-over-louisvilles-sudden-demise <p>When a founder of the famed Lebowski Fest announced a new festival focused on an under-appreciated pop culture icon—Pee-wee Herman—Louisville paid attention.</p><p>The Facebook page for Pee Wee Over Louisville, as organizer Will Russell dubbed it, <a href="/post/lebowski-fest-founder-branches-out-pee-wee-over-louisville">garnered more than 1,000 likes in just five days after its creation.</a> It now has more than 4,000—many of whom are using the social media site to convey their displeasure that the event has been canceled.</p> Thu, 23 May 2013 18:19:43 +0000 Joseph Lord 5518 at http://wfpl.org Will Russell Discusses Pee-wee Over Louisville's Sudden Demise Lebowski Fest Founder Branches Out with Pee Wee Over Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/lebowski-fest-founder-branches-out-pee-wee-over-louisville <p>When Will Russell and his partners&nbsp;staged the first party in honor of their favorite movie, The Coen Bros.' &nbsp;“The Big Lebowski,” they didn’t realize how many people shared their enthusiasm for what was then an overlooked slacker comedy.&nbsp;Ten years later, <a href="http://lebowskifest.com/">Lebowski Fest</a> tours internationally with cast member guest appearances and buzz bands, and their two-day flagship event brings fans (code name: Achievers) from all over the country to Louisville every summer for bowling, White Russians, costume contests and what-have-you.</p><p>Russell's banking on tapping into a similar community of cult film fans with his new venture, <a href="http://www.peeweeoverlouisville.com/">Pee Wee Over Louisville</a>. The day-long celebration of Russell’s second-favorite movie, “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure,” &nbsp;is planned for September and will feature a family-friendly themed activities like a bicycle rodeo and a screening of the film.</p><p> Wed, 26 Dec 2012 21:04:42 +0000 Erin Keane 3130 at http://wfpl.org Lebowski Fest Founder Branches Out with Pee Wee Over Louisville