Thursday, December 4, 2008

Austin: 12.11.08 chop shop @ the Draft House


Ramin Bahrani's award winning film.
Alejandro, a tough and ambitious Latino street orphan on the verge of adolescence, lives and works in an auto-body repair shop in a sprawling junkyard on the outskirts of Queens, New York. In this chaotic world of adults, young Alejandro struggles to make a better life for himself and his 16-year-old sister, Isamar.

I used to work out there but lived in Washington Heights many years back. Crazy.

Austin local legend DJ Mel will be dropping some amazing tunes before the film with free giveaways with some free adult beverages. So come out and grab a seat with me.

free limited entry rsvp at

Alamo Draft House
1120 South Lamar
Austin TX 78704

1 comment:

Roadside Attractions said...

If you dug 'Chop Shop,' be sure to check out Bahrani's latest film 'Goodbye Solo' when it opens in theaters on March 27th. Roger Ebert calls it "a force of nature" and The New York Times' A.O. Scott says it has "an uncanny ability to enlarge your perception of the world." You can check out the trailer and theater listing at