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2:14 pm
Sat July 12, 2014

Sights and Sounds: Once Again, 'Big Lebowski' Fans Celebrate the Cult Classic Film in Louisville

Dudes, Walters and more are gathered this weekend in Louisville  for the 13th Lebowski Fest, which pays tribute to the cult-classic 1998 film "The Big Lebowski."

From Florida to New Jersey, fans of the film have flocked to Louisville’s Executive Strike & Spare on Phillips Lane for of movie-watching, music, trivia-sharing and bowling.

We caught up with a few of the fans on Friday before the White Russians flowed too heavily. 

Here's what some other "Lebowski" fans had to say:

“It was about 10-15 years ago that I saw it for the first time and, like a lot of people after you watch it the first time, you just don’t get it.”  — Don Bernardo, Cleveland

“I know it was a little bit after I turned 17 and I was like, 'OK, let’s just watch it,' and it was pretty awesome.  And yes, that rug did tie the room together.”  — Laura Garrett-Hovingh, Louisville

“I loved it right off the bat.”  — Jeff Lester, Nashville

“I’ve seen many, many Walters and Dudes. I got on the elevator with like four dudes, it’s pretty amazing.” — Pam Staab, Kansas.

“This town fits this movie, even with the movie being as L.A. as it was, it fits.” — Scott Crawford, New Jersey

It’s, I don’t know, a comedy, crime noir, I don’t know.” — Caleb Knies, Tennessee

A big part of Lebowski Fest is the costumes. Here's what the festival looked like:

Credit Photos by Alix Mattingly/WFPL News

Dressed as The Dude, Paul Spranger, of Muncie Ind., stands with Chris Brown, of Detroit, who dressed as Walter.

Bryan Beisner, of Louisville, and Ed Fulop of North Palm Beach, Fla., have Larry's homework.

 Claire Manor, of Chicago, dressed as Marty the Landlord.