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For Immediate Release July 09, 2013

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CineBrew Pairs Unique Craft Brews & Films

Filmmakers David Lowery & Todd Rohal in attendance

AUSTIN, TX – After a sold out event in May, which paired Jester King’s Metal series of beers with local filmmaker Kat Candler’s short film BLACK METAL and the “lost” doc DREAM DECEIVERS, CineBrew looks to build on the excitement from its inaugural event. Violet Crown Cinema announces the next installment of their ongoing film series which pairs retrospective programming alongside tastings of regional craft brews.

The series continues Wednesday, July 17th at Violet Crown Cinema with a screening of Todd Rohal’s THE GUATEMALAN HANDSHAKE, which will be paired with Rogness Brewing Company’s OST randallized with Guatemalan coffee & coconut and a frozen concoction of the regular OST with Guatemalan Horchata & espresso. “You could say that craft beer and independent films pair perfectly together. They have both been created with small budgets but also with great passion,” said Rogness PR Director Jon Airheart. “Rogness Brewing is proud to team with up Violet Crown Cinema for this unique series.” Filmmaker Todd Rohal, whose last 2 features have premiered at Sundance and SXSW respectively and now calls Austin home will be in attendance for the screening.

Following that up on August 6th will be a screening of filmmaker David Lowery’s ST. NICK, which premiered at SXSW Film Festival in 2009. “I’m even more proud of ST. NICK now than I was when we first made it. It is a small film, no doubt about it, but it was made to be seen on the big screen, I can’t wait to bring it back to Austin,” Lowery said. That same evening, Saint Arnold Brewing Company will be handing out pints of Amarillo Hefe from their award-winning Icon Series to audience members. Lowery, whose latest film AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS will open at Violet Crown on August 23rd will be in attendance for the screening along with producers James Johnston and Adam Donaughey.

Finally, Cinebrew will be screening the Loretta Lynn biopic COAL MINER’S DAUGHTER on September 18th. Hops and Grain will be on hand that evening with a Kentucky Whiskey Barrel-Aged version of one of their staples in addition to a very obscure style of beer, Kentucky Common Ale. “We’re excited to pair with the Violet Crown Cinema. We deemed it such a good time, we’re gonna bring some beers aged in Bourbon Barrels plus try our hand at a Kentucky Common Ale, which despite its name, isn’t all that common,” said Hops and Grain’s Bob Galligan. The film, which will be screened from a new digital print, stars Sissy Spacek as Lynn and also stars Tommy Lee Jones, Beverly D’Angelo and The Band drummer Levon Helm in his screen debut.

Tickets for CineBrew’s July and August events are now on sale and can be purchased at the Cinema or by visiting September’s screening will be made available on August 1st.

Full descriptions of the films and their screening dates are listed below.


Director: Todd Rohal
USA, 2006
A mysterious power failure in a small mountain town coincides with the disappearance of one of its most eccentric young residents. Mystery piles upon mystery as his family and friends search for him, fail, and ultimately try to forget about him, an undertaking that results in many unexpected, and in some cases bizarre, effects on the town’s already peculiar community.

ST. NICK – August 6 @ 7:30PM

Director: David Lowery
USA, 2009
St. Nick is the story of a brother and sister on the run. They find themselves living in the woods, hiding in barns and sheds, doing what they can do to survive. As the bitter Texas winter sets in, they strike up residence in an abandoned country house and, for a brief, happy period, manage to escape the harsh realities of their circumstances.

COAL MINER’S DAUGHTER – September 18 @ 7:30PM

Director: Michael Apted
USA, 1980
Adapted from Loretta Lynn’s 1976 autobiography, Coal Miner’s Daughter tells the story of the country and western singer that came from poverty to fame. Sissy Spacek earned an Academy-Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of the “First Lady of Country Music.” The film also stars Tommy Lee Jones, Beverly D’Angelo and The Band drummer Levon Helm in his screen debut.

About Violet Crown Cinema

Violet Crown Cinema is a locally owned and operated cinema with four screens devoted to independent, documentary and international films. Violet Crown offers

modern amenities including state-of-the-art digital sound and projection, comfortable seating, and stadium auditoriums with unobstructed sight lines. For more information on Violet Crown Cinema, visit


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