Sam Elliott will appear at the El Paso Community Foundation’s Plaza Classic Film Festival for the U.S. premiere of his much-buzzed about new movie The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot at 10:30 p.m. Friday, August 10 in the Plaza Theatre.
Elliott, writer-director Robert Krzykowski, El Paso-based producer Lucky McKee and El Paso-based editor Zach Passero will participate in a Q&A after the screening.
This will be the first U.S. premiere of a new feature film in the Plaza Classic’s 11-year history.
In Epic Pictures’ The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot, Elliott plays Calvin Barr, who has kept his role in the Nazi leader’s death a secret. The burden grows heavier with the years — and the loss of his true love. Barr must face his demons after U.S. and Canadian agents hire him to kill the elusive Bigfoot before it spreads an infectious disease.
The cast includes Aidan Turner (The Hobbit movies), Ron Livingston(Office Space) and Caitlin FitzGerald (Masters of Sex). It was co-produced by indie film icon John Sayles (Lone Star, Matewan) and visual effects wizard Douglas Trumbull (2001: A Space Odyssey). Richard Yurich (Blade Runner, Close Encounters of the Third Kind) supervised the visual effects, with creature work by Spectral Motion(Hellboy, Stranger Things).
Although he’s most often identified with westerns and cowboys, Elliott has amassed extensive TV and film credits over his 50-year career. They include the movies Tombstone, Mask, The Big Lebowski, Road Houseand Lifeguard, TV’s The Ranch, Justified and The Sacketts and voice-over work (he’s the voice of Coors Light and Dodge Ram Trucks commercials).
Elliott has family roots in El Paso dating back to 1883. His father was born in El Paso, his mother graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso, and Elliott has several relatives in the area.
Tickets are $10, on sale at the Plaza Theatre box office, online and 800-745-3000.
The Plaza Classic Film Festival runs August 2-12, 2018, features more than 90 movies and special guest appearances by Ali MacGraw and Bruce Dern. Call the Plaza Theatre Box Office at 915-231-1100, ext. 0 for ticket inquiries or go to plazaclassic.com for more information.
Kill Bill: Volume 2 moves from 10:30 p.m. August 10 to 11 p.m. August 11 in the Plaza Theatre ($8).
The Royal Tenenbaumshas been canceled. Tickets for the original show of Kill Bill: Volume 2will be honored on the new date. Tickets for The Royal Tenenbaums may be exchanged for a ticket voucher for another PCFF movie. Refunds also are available.