Thanksgiving Weekend with Videology
Happy Thanksgiving, monsieurs and mademoiselles. You’re cordially invited to a day full of mystery, board games, brandy, pumpkin pie, and MURDER (as the Thanksgiving tradition goes.)
On Thanksgiving Day, Join us as we watch the 1985 classic whodunit Clue on a loop all night (6pm-1am,) featuring your favorite suspects—Colonel Mustard, Professor Plum, Miss Scarlet, and all the rest!
Drop in when you get sick of your family (or bring them a long!) ready to prove your Clue prowess, as we’ll have the board game set up on every table throughout the night, as well as a special menu consisting of three brandies and pumpkin pie. This time it won’t be Miss Scarlet in the kitchen with the candlestick, it’ll be you and your friends in Videology with a brandy and pumpkin pie!
But there’s more! We’ll be bringing back some of our most popular events to help those of you stuck in the city for the long weekend. On Saturday, we’ll be screening The Big Lebowski, and we’ll be serving some drinks that will really tie the evening together. All tickets come with a White Russian cocktail (vegan alternative available upon request)!
All Dudes, special ladies, and f*cking lady friends are welcome, so grab your bowling team, watch out for the nihilists on the subway, and join us for the event we know you’ve been waiting for. We’re happy to abide.
And Sunday, you can enjoy Lost in Translation with Suntory Whisky on the rocks – exactly how Bill Murray likes it. What better way to spend the last day of your Thanksgiving than with a lonely couple finding out that even the truest connections don’t really last? Oh, umm…
But there is plenty more to be thankful for, including The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. The imperfections that led to critical polarization have aged like fine wine – or perhaps we should say like fine Campari, since each ticket includes a glass of Campari on the rocks! And our midnights that weekend are as good as you could hope for: a Hot Fuzz Drinking Game on Friday and a Lost World: Jurassic Park Drinking Game on Saturday!
Deconstructing happily ever after with a subversive wink, these fairytales are not your mama’s bedtime stories. Featuring films from the Soviet Union, Spain, France, and the U.S, each film reimagines your favorite fairytale princesses through a new cultural lens that will have you wishing upon a star to smash the patriarchy.
SLEEPING BEAUTY: Catherine Breillat (Fat Girl, Romance) has turned her subversive and political eye toward fairytales, and we’re all about it. Deconstructing the happily ever after, a shorthand notion with which we’re all too familiar, Breillat reimagines the passive Sleeping Beauty with a decidedly feminist lens, never losing touch with the bold and polarizing voice for which she is so well known.
EVER AFTER: With a stellar cast featuring Anjelica Huston, Drew Barrymore, and Melanie Lynskey, Hollywood’s reimagining of Cinderella has all the trappings of ’90s feminism. A princess that can save herself, this Cinderella does not idly sing to the birds––a humanitarian with a fiery passion for literature, Danielle frees indentured servants between chapters of Thomas More’s Utopia, and isn’t afraid to tell the prince when he’s wrong. Oh, and Leonardo da Vinci is her “fairy godmother,” which we think is pretty great.
SPLASH: With rumors of a Splash remake circling, we thought we’d look back on the classic ’80s rom-com starring a young Tom Hanks and Darryl Hannah that taught us all how to speak mermaid and how not to eat lobster. Loosely based on the story of The Little Mermaid (and 5 years before the release of Disney’s animated feature,) Ron Howard’s SPLASH follows a young boy saved from drowning by a beautiful mermaid, only to fall in love with her 20 years later when she returns to seek him out. Before he can choose between life on dry land or a deep sea paradise with his dream woman, the lovers are rudely interrupted by the intervention of a scheming scientist.
BLANCANIEVES + RUSALOCHKA – Featuring a Live Score from Tenth Intervention: To close our Fairytales Reimagined series, we’re highlighting some of our favorite international fairytales with an enchanting live score from Tenth Intervention! The program will feature the 1968 animated short Rusalochka (The Little Mermaid) from Russia, and the 2012 silent feature, Blancanieves (Snow White) from Spain. One thing’s for sure––these aren’t the Disney fairy tales you grew up with.
THE WORLD’S END + Beer Tasting (Presented by Brooklyn Brewery)
“Tonight, we will be partaking of a liquid repast as we wind our way up the Golden Mile. Commencing with an inaugural tankard in The First Post, then on to The Old Familiar, The Famous Cock, The Cross Hands, The Good Companions, The Trusty Servant, The Two-Headed Dog, The Mermaid, The Beehive, The King’s Head, and The Hole in the Wall for a measure of the same, all before the last bittersweet pint in that most fateful terminus, The World’s End. Leave a light on good lady, for though we may return with a twinkle in our eyes, we will be in truth blind – drunk!” – Gary King, The World’s End
Gary King (Simon Pegg) is an immature 40-year-old who’s dying to take another stab at an epic pub-crawl that he last attempted 20 years earlier. He drags his reluctant buddies back to their hometown and sets out for a night of heavy drinking. As they make their way toward their ultimate destination — the fabled World’s End pub — Gary and his friends attempt to reconcile the past and present. However, the real struggle is for the future when their journey turns into a battle for mankind.
With the assistance of BROOKLYN BREWERY, we will be accompanying Gary, Andy, and all the rest on their “liquid repast.” Of course, in the interest of not killing you, rather than asking you to drink twelve pints in two hours or match the characters drink-for-drink, we’ll be offering a more modest but also far more decadent experience: beer tasting! Your ticket will include a tasting of 12 Brooklyn Brewery beers, each to be served along with each pub the gang visits, ensuring you a good time but also leaving you sober enough to fight off any robots that might try to infiltrate the bar. Let’s boo-boo!
PICTURES WITH ELIXERS
Frances Ha with Belevedere Vodka
Rocky with an Egg Yolk Cocktail
Sabrina with a Frozen Daiquiri
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou with Campari
The Big Lebowski with a White Russian
Lost in Translation with Suntory Whisky