*NYC Theatrical Premiere, One Week Only!*
"An enormously likable peculiarity... Gliding on peaceful ocean vistas and plaintive indie ballads, whimsical conversations and tinkling French ditties, ETIENNE! encourages us to brake for sunsets and smell the daisies."
- Jeannette Catsoulis, THE NEW YORK TIMES
ETIENNE! is a gently offbeat comedy about appreciating, literally, the little things in life. Written and directed by Jeff Mizushima—one of Filmmaker Magazine's "25 New Faces of Independent Film" and winner of the CineVegas "Director to Watch" Award—this sweet-natured festival fave makes its New York theatrical run with a week-long engagement, September 3 - 9.
With not a pinch of irony in his impressive mustache, soft-spoken eccentric Richard (Richard Vallejos) discovers that his best and only friend—a dwarf hamster named Etienne—has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Before saying farewell, Richard decides to show him the world on a wide-eyed bicycle trip up the California coast, along the way meeting a sympathetic pair of traveling musicians (indie rockers Great Northern), a pinhole camera enthusiast (I AM A SEX ADDICT director and WAKING LIFE co-star Caveh Zahedi) and a fellow lonely soul named Elodie (Megan Harvey).
88 minutes. In English. Presented in Blu-ray. Unrated.
*** COME EARLY FOR LIQUOR & SNACKS! Bar closes 5 mins. before showtime
*** Special Guests in person for Q&As following the 6pm/9pm screenings on Friday, Sept. 3!
"Undeniably marching to the beat of its own drummer, ETIENNE! is an oddball charmer of a scrappy first feature."
- Michael Rechtshaffen, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
"Enormously likable! An affectionate, raggedy road movie that feels like a throwback to more innocent times."
- Justin Chang, VARIETY
(March 2011) ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY called reRun one of 8 nationwide theaters "redefining the moviegoing experience."
(April 2011) EVERY DAY WITH RACHAEL RAY praised reRun's gourmet popcorn as one of 4 nationwide theaters "giving their classic snack an upgrade."
(October 2011) TIME OUT NEW YORK singled out reRun as a "DIY trailblazer," saying they "love reRun's laid-back vibe" and "friendly staff."
(December 2011) TRAVEL AND LEISURE hailed reRun, among 9 others, as one of "The World's Coolest Movie Theaters."
(February 2012) VARIETY says reRun "raises bar for indies" and is "among the only theaters in the U.S. that provides newfound theatrical and ancillary opportunities to films without a [distributor]."
reRun is reBar's independent cinema, located just down the hall from the restaurant. Featuring 48 reclaimed car seats, full bar, gourmet snack counter, and a 12-foot screen, reRun offers just the kind of intimate art-house theater experience you'd expect from the creators of the funky gastropub reBar.
reRun provides a large theater AV experience. An all-digital 1080p HD projector, coupled with a monstrous JBL 7.1 surround pro-audio sound system make the movies projected on the twelve foot screen come alive in a sparkling show. The bar features two rotating draft taps, a broad selection of bottled craft beers, a selection of sustainable, organic, and biodynamically farmed wines, a full liquor cabinet for your imbibing pleasure, and traditional and creative snacks created by reBar's Executive Chef Jeremy Leech.
During off-hours reRun is available for private rental. Children's birthdays, corporate off-site meetings, and private get-togethers are all possible in the theater. Call the reBar and reRun Special Events Department at (718) 797.3025 for private bookings. Catering available for your parties through reBar.