Apparently, someone made a movie about everyone’s worst sperm donor nightmare (what, you don’t have those?). That someone happens to be a Canadian, and thanks to the Consulate General of Canada and the fact that today is the UN’s official French language day, we get to see it for free.
The film is called Starbuck and it came out in Canada about a year ago. Vince Vaughn is starring in the upcoming American remake (same writer, same director, different stars, no subtitles), but I’ve always been of the opinion that seeing the original first is a good idea. The plot concerns a hapless, middle-aged ne’er-do-well who went on a sperm donation binge in the 1980s and ended up with 533 children. What a bonkers idea. Anyway, a good chunk of these grown up children think it would be fun/helpful/not at all damaging to meet their biological father, so they’re suing to have his identity revealed. This terrifying, waking-nightmare situation is of course mined for comedic relief.
The screening is at the Magnolia Theatre, which means you can fuel up on chips and a margarita at Mi Cocina (or pizza and beer at Union Bear) before or after. But if you do want to attend, just know that there’s only 30-40 tickets left, and you should email Chantal Gagner with the Consulate if you want to attend. Her email is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also this evening, Tootsie’s hosts a spring and summer preview party, complete with cocktails, a good cause, and complimentary appetizers from R&D Kitchen. A portion of proceeds benefits the Dallas Symphony Orchestra ‘s Vivaldi Patron Circle, an organization for young professionals who support the symphony. Designer Cynthia Vincent will be in attendance along with jewelry designer Leigh Navarro.
For more to do tonight, go here.