The Big Lebowski http://wfpl.org en Sights and Sounds: Once Again, 'Big Lebowski' Fans Celebrate the Cult Classic Film in Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/sights-and-sounds-once-again-big-lebowski-fans-celebrate-cult-classic-film-louisville <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dudes, Walters and more are gathered this weekend in Louisville &nbsp;for<a href="/post/lebowski-fest-rolls-louisville-tonight"> the </a></span><a href="/post/lebowski-fest-rolls-louisville-tonight">13<sup>th</sup></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="/post/lebowski-fest-rolls-louisville-tonight">&nbsp;Lebowski Fest,</a> which pays tribute to the cult-classic 1998 film "The Big Lebowski."</span></p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 18:14:11 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9757 at http://wfpl.org Sights and Sounds: Once Again, 'Big Lebowski' Fans Celebrate the Cult Classic Film in Louisville Lebowski Fest Rolls On In Louisville Tonight http://wfpl.org/post/lebowski-fest-rolls-louisville-tonight <p>The 13th Lebowski Fest in Louisville gets going this evening at Executive Strike &amp; Spare on Phillips Lane.</p><p>As usual, the two days of festivities include games themed around the 1998 cult classic film "The Big Lebowski," a movie party (tonight) and bands (Saturday afternoon). The festival culminates in Saturday night's bowling party at Strike &amp; Spare.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:52:49 +0000 Joseph Lord 9750 at http://wfpl.org Lebowski Fest Rolls On In Louisville Tonight 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