Oh la la, Jessica Alba.
The Little Rock Film Festival, the Little Rock Film Commission and the Arkansas Film Commission will present an advance screening of the new Mike Myers comedy "The Love Guru"
on Wed., June 18 at Breckenridge. Conway native Graham Gordy
co-wrote the screenplay. He'll be on hand for the sneak peek and an after-party to follow.
The release is below.
ARKANSAS SCREENWRITER GRAHAM GORDY TO BE FEATURED AT SNEAK PEAK, AFTER-PARTY FOR THE LOVE GURU
(Little Rock) – At 7:00 pm, Wednesday, June 18th, the Little Rock Film Festival, Arkansas Film Commission and Little Rock Film Commission, an initiative of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce, will present a Sneak Peek of Mike Myers’ latest comedy The Love Guru, which was co-written by Arkansan Graham Gordy, who is also an associate producer of the film. The screening will be hosted by United Artists Breckenridge Stadium 12.
A native of Conway, Gordy’s other screenplay credits include War Eagle, Arkansas, which opened the 2008 Little Rock Film Festival. He recently relocated back to Arkansas with his wife and new daughter, Lilla Bird.
Gordy completed his MFA in Dramatic Writing at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts where he received the Goldberg Award for Playwriting. He is a member of the Royal Court Theatre's Young Writer's Programme in London, as well as being an American Delegate to Australia's Interplay Young Writer's Conference. His plays have been performed by Naked Angels, The New Group, and New York Stage and Film.
“The key to all successful economic development is the retention and expansion of existing business,” said Jay Chesshir, President and CEO of the Chamber. “That principal is especially important in our creative economy. With Graham, we have an accomplished writer and filmmaker who has chosen to return to Arkansas to raise his family. Upon his commitment, along with Arkansas’ growing roster of working filmmakers, we can build a film and content development industry in the state which will retain, grow and attract our creative class and add to the quality of life of all our residents.”
At 9:00 pm, immediately following the screening, an After-Party will be hosted and catered by Lilly’s Dim Sum, Then Some. Other sponsors include Sunbelt Convention Services Corp. and Searchlights Little Rock.
Reservations for The Love Guru After-Party are $25, which includes free priority seating at the screening. Admission is limited, so reservations must be made on a first purchased/first served basis. Chamber member reservations may be made at www.littlerockchamber.com or by contacting Liz Crowson, email@example.com, 377.6010. Reservations may be purchased online at www.littlerockfilmfestival.org.
In The Love Guru, Pitka (Mike Myers) is an American who was left at the gates of an ashram in India as a child and raised by gurus. He moves back to the U.S. to seek fame and fortune in the world of self-help and spirituality. His unorthodox methods are put to the test when he must settle a rift between Toronto Maple Leafs star hockey player Darren Roanoke (Romany Malco) and his estranged wife. After the split, Roanoke's wife starts dating L.A. Kings star Jacques Grande (Justin Timberlake) out of revenge, sending her husband into a major professional skid - to the horror of the teams' owner Jane Bullard (Jessica Alba) and Coach Cherkov (Verne Troyer). Pitka must return the couple to marital nirvana and get Roanoke back on his game so the team can break the 40-year-old "Bullard Curse" and win the Stanley Cup.
For more information and/or to schedule an interview with Graham Gordy, contact Gary Newton, firstname.lastname@example.org, 377.6007.
The Little Rock Film Commission is an initiative of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce and member of the Association of Film Commissioners International (www.afci.org).