"Smart People" Free Advance Screening Passes in KC!

by Eric Melin on March 28, 2008

in Giveaways

For our Kansas City-based sitegoers, here’s another free advance screening we’re offering you free tickets to. It’s Thursday, April 10 at 7:30 pm. Check out the trailer below for “Smart People,” starring Ellen Page (“Juno”), Thomas Haden Church (“Sideways”), Dennis Quaid, and Sarah Jessica Parker:

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From the Sundance Film Festival:

“Smart People” is the darkly comic story of Lawrence Wetherhold (Dennis Quaid), a widowed, acerbic, and self-absorbed literature professor who has alienated his son and turned his daughter into an overachieving, friendless teen. He falls for Janet (Sarah Jessica Parker), one of his former students; at the same time, his ne’er-do-well brother (played by Thomas Haden Church) unexpectedly shows up at his door, low on cash and needing a place to stay. Suddenly, Lawrence’s well-thought-out, though not well-managed, life comes crashing down on him. All the intelligence in the world can’t unstick his life.

A seasoned commercial director, Noam Murro is no stranger behind a camera, but Smart People surely signals the beginning of an accomplished new career in feature filmmaking. The script by Mark Jude Poirier is razor sharp, and the obvious rapport among the ensemble cast members makes for a healthy dose of well-conceived humor. Mixing comedy genres, including just a hint of modern slapstick, Murro proves he has an assured grasp on what any good adult comedy needs—an expert balance of pace and pathos. “Smart People” traces the amusing series of events that trigger, in one man, the need to change and reconnect with his family before he can take the first step forward.

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Just fill out the form below and an admit-two  pass for “Smart People” will get mailed to your house! It’s that easy. Remember to show up early because these screenings are overbooked to ensure a full house (although they aren’t always full). It’s Thursday, April 10 at 7:30 pm at the AMC Olathe Studio 30 (119th and I-35). This screening is SOLD OUT.

No more submissions accepted at this time.

Eric is the Editor-in-Chief of Scene-Stealers.com and writes the Screen Stealers column for The Pitch. He’s President of the KCFCC, and drummer for The Dead Girls and Ultimate Fakebook. He is also Air Guitar World Champion Mean Melin. Eric goes to 11. Follow him at:

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Mike Johnson March 28, 2008 at 10:15 pm

i love your site, i heard about you guys on 96.5 today on my way to school… keep up the most excellent work!!!!!!

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2 Mike Johnson March 28, 2008 at 10:15 pm

i love your site, i heard about you guys on 96.5 today on my way to school… keep up the most excellent work!!!!!!

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3 Eric Melin March 29, 2008 at 4:23 pm

Thanks, Mike! We’ll be on every Friday morning from here on out- glad you dug it.

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4 Eric Melin March 29, 2008 at 4:23 pm

Thanks, Mike! We’ll be on every Friday morning from here on out- glad you dug it.

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5 Peter Thornhill April 2, 2008 at 8:17 am

Oh no.

Did I miss the passes? Or am I just blind and completely overlooked the entry form?

Btw The site kicks ass, fellas. I have put it in my regular rotation of movie news and reviews

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6 Peter Thornhill April 2, 2008 at 8:17 am

Oh no.

Did I miss the passes? Or am I just blind and completely overlooked the entry form?

Btw The site kicks ass, fellas. I have put it in my regular rotation of movie news and reviews

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7 Peter Thornhill April 2, 2008 at 8:19 am

nevermind. The moment I sent the last message I saw the notice. It ends up I am blind.

You guys are still rock stars though

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8 Peter Thornhill April 2, 2008 at 8:19 am

nevermind. The moment I sent the last message I saw the notice. It ends up I am blind.

You guys are still rock stars though

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9 James Donohue April 2, 2008 at 8:57 am

Thanks for the tickets.

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10 James Donohue April 2, 2008 at 8:57 am

Thanks for the tickets.

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11 Peter Thornhill April 2, 2008 at 1:58 pm

Thanks for the ticket, Eric. Let me know if I can do you a favor by hooking you up with value added food products. Chicken tenders? Seasoned french fries? Giant cans of cheese wiz?

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12 Peter Thornhill April 2, 2008 at 1:58 pm

Thanks for the ticket, Eric. Let me know if I can do you a favor by hooking you up with value added food products. Chicken tenders? Seasoned french fries? Giant cans of cheese wiz?

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