The Big Lebowski http://wfpl.org en Lebowski Fest is This Weekend http://wfpl.org/post/lebowski-fest-weekend <p>It's funny how a person can love something they weren't even sure they liked on the first encounter.</p><p>Take "The Big Lebowski" and Will Russell.</p><p>"Even I when I first saw it, I didn’t dislike it, but I was kind of indifferent to it," Russell said. "Certainly didn’t have an inkling that one day I would start a festival celebrating it. But, yeah, I ended up catching it a few more times and on the third time I just completely fell in love with it. I was absolutely smitten.</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 20:12:17 +0000 Joseph Lord 6183 at http://wfpl.org Lebowski Fest is This Weekend 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