Advanced Screening of New French Canadian Film Comedy 'Starbuck'­ - Free

Seducing Dr. Lewis is one of my favorite comedies of all-time. It was written by Ken Scott who is now trying his hand at directing and doing pretty well.  A massive box office success in Québec, Scott’s comedic Starbuck tracks a likeable middle-aged loser as he wrestles with regret and responsibility. The past is back to haunt him in the form of a class-action lawsuit, launched by 142 of the 533 children who resulted from the 648 sperm donations he deposited over 20 years ago.

The film starts at 7:30 but it's good to get there a little early if possible.  I got to see it when it opened the DC Film Festival, I believe last year, and it was very enjoyable. A publicist for the film has contacted us and offered free passes for a showing on Thursday night at E Street.  In fairness to her and the club, please accept only if you are pretty sure you can make it.  Don't worry about getting on the list before it fills up.  We can expand if needed. We would rather you be sure that you can go. Thursdays are busy nights.

After a successful career as a screenwriter and actor working on several titles such as Seducing Doctor Lewis, Ken Scott made his directing debut in 2009 with the film Sticky Fingers. Starbuck, his second feature film has won a lot of critical attention as well as several awards and was the highest grossing Quebecois film in 2011.

Here's a YouTube link for the film.

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  • kathy m.

    Actually, there are a lot of good French Canadian films: Kandahar, Paper Wedding to name a few.

    March 23, 2013

  • Andrew W.

    Nice to hear Canadian French in a quality production, Most enjoyable Canadian film I have seen since "Cruising Bar". Definitely thumbs up!

    March 22, 2013

  • kathy m.

    Can anyone translate the music that was in French? I liked the soundtrack but you have to look for the songs(artist) individually at this point.

    March 22, 2013

  • Paul

    An amusing, feel-good movie. Worth seeing. Thanks Ronn!

    March 22, 2013

  • Irène

    I really enjoyed this movie. Thank you Ronn, for organizing this.

    March 22, 2013

  • Saridja

    thank you so much for setting up passes for this absolutely brilliant, entertaining, funny movie ~ I had a great laugh .... cheers

    March 22, 2013

  • Philip R.

    Loved it!!! Thanks for arranging this.

    1 · March 21, 2013

  • Rozanne

    Terrific film. i will be doing review for DCdigest.com/films. A big thx to Ronn for all his hard work!!!

    March 21, 2013

  • Susy

    Hi on my way but won't get there til 7:15. Would you please save me a seat?

    March 21, 2013

  • Ronn

    I sent out the passes. If you didn't get one, email me at [masked]. There's also a showing in Georgetown tonight if that's better for you.

    1 · March 20, 2013

    • Nadia

      Where in Georgetown? and what time

      March 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Georgetown was Wednesday night.

      March 21, 2013

  • Bill

    i'm sick. if anybody needs a ticket... send me a message...

    March 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hope someone on the wait list can take my place!

    1 · March 20, 2013

    • Moi

      Is it still possible to take your spot?

      March 21, 2013

  • Brian

    I saw it yesterday!

    March 21, 2013

  • Rozanne

    I've been on the confirmed list, sent email address as requested, but still didn't get pass. Hope confirmation will suffice since I may not be near printer tomorrow.

    March 20, 2013

  • Peter

    Going to the Georgetown screening of this film tonight, so will release my RSVP for tomorrow. Looks like a fun movie!

    March 20, 2013

  • A C.

    I'll be there, looking forward to it!

    March 20, 2013

  • scott m.

    See you there.

    March 18, 2013

  • Saridja

    i m definitely coming but if my guest cant make it, could I cancel within 24 hours notice? let me know - my email address [masked]

    March 16, 2013

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