Thursday, August 21, 2014

And in Response, Tucson Creates a Bill Murray Day

Posted By on Thu, Aug 21, 2014 at 11:00 AM

OK, so one can dream, but maybe just putting it out there our city leaders can make it happen—Bill Murray visits Tucson.

It worked for the Toronto International Film Festival.

We have film festivals. We have fraternity parties he can unexpectedly visit. We have a street car he can ride and stops along the way he can spontaneously work as food server or bar keep. We are a Bill Murray kind of town.

From the NYT:

When the Toronto International Film Festival announced on Wednesday that one of its highlights would be Bill Murray Day — a Murray minifestival on Sept. 5, with free screenings of “Stripes,” “Groundhog Day” and “Ghostbusters,” leading to the world premiere that evening of his new film, “St. Vincent” — the question no one could answer was whether the elusive Mr. Murray would participate in the public festivities.

He will. On Wednesday evening, a spokeswoman for the Weinstein Company, which is distributing “St. Vincent,” confirmed that Mr. Murray had agreed to an audience chat and question-and-answer session after the screening of “St. Vincent,” and that he would speak not only about the new film, which is directed by Theodore Melfi, but would also look back on his career.

Tickets for the free screenings of Mr. Murray’s early films will be available at 8 a.m., at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. The screenings begin at 10 a.m., and there is an contest: 50 people who attend all three screenings will be given free tickets to the “St. Vincent” premiere at 9 p.m. at the Princess of Wales Theater. Details of the contest will be available soon on the festival’s website.

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