The Austin Film Society (AFS) and Cirrus Logic present THE SCHOOL OF ROCK 10-Year Reunion with director Richard Linklater, star Jack Black, writer/co-star Mike White, co-star Miranda Cosgrove and the young cast members who made up the movie’s “School of Rock” band, on Thursday, August 29th at 7 PM at the Paramount Theatre. After hosting the film’s premiere in 2003, AFS is thrilled to reunite the cast once again for a red carpet reception, an anniversary screening and Q&A.
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AFS is also excited to announce that THE SCHOOL OF ROCK writer and star Mike White will join AFS on Wednesday, August 28th as a special guest of AFS’s signature Moviemaker Dialogues program moderated by The Austin Chronicle’s Managing Editor Kimberley Jones. Click here for more information and tickets.
THE SCHOOL OF ROCK (2003)
A decade may have passed since the original release of Richard Linklater’s hilarious and beloved THE SCHOOL OF ROCK, but its exuberant spirit will resonate with first time viewers today as it did in 2003. In a career-defining performance, Jack Black plays Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star turned imposter substitute teacher with designs to turn a fifth grade classroom of prep school overachievers into a tried and true rock ‘n’ roll band. Black is truly in his element as the rock-savvy wild man, which is no surprise as the role was penned specifically for him by screenwriter and co-star Mike White, but what is most delightful is watching him shine equally in poignant scenes as he does in the film's many outrageous comedic moments. Rounding out the ensemble are comedy veterans Joan Cusack and Sarah Silverman, as well as a flock of amazingly talented (now college-age) youngsters.
Directed by Richard Linklater; written by Mike White; director of photography, Rogier Stoffers; edited by Sandra Adair; music by Craig Wedren; production designer, Jeremy Conway; produced by Scott Rudin; released by Paramount Pictures. Running time: 110 minutes.