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Live Commentary: Napoleon Dynamite

10th Anniversary Screening

Special guests: director-co-writer Jared Hess and actor Jon Heder

In 2004, audiences all over the world were introduced to Preston, Idaho’s very own Napoleon Dynamite. With his flaming red curls, moon boots, illegal government ninja moves and irascible quips, he became an icon. The Academy is honored to welcome Napoleon Dynamite co-writer-director Jared Hess and Jon Heder, the actor who portrayed the film’s Tater Tot-obsessed protagonist. Together, Hess and Heder will offer a live commentary on their cult comedy classic as it screens, in honor of its tenth anniversary. Topics they may cover include online chat rooms, cage fighting, quad-runners, magical beasts, tetherball and the band Alphaville.

2004, 89 minutes, color, DCP | Written by Jared Hess, Jerusha Hess; directed by Jared Hess; with Jon Heder, Jon Gries, Aaron Ruell, Efren Ramirez, Tina Majorino, Diedrich Bader.


Event Information

Monday, June 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Bing Theater
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles

$5 general admission
$3 Academy members, LACMA Film Club members and students with a valid ID.

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