Here in Austin (home base of Film School Rejects) there’s a saying that fills the majority of bumper stickers: Keep Austin Weird. It was originally coined as a way to speak to supporting local business. Some people — mostly gosh-damn hipsters — take it a little too far and are just weird. It’s a weird place with weird people. And the companies that exist here are a little weird sometimes, too. Few are weirder (and more beloved for it) than our friends at the Alamo Drafthouse and Mondo. When it comes to picking movies to distribute and champion, they’ve got a taste that goes beyond eclectic. It’s downright strange at times. As is the case with the dark suburban fable Borgman, the tale of an “enigmatic vagrant who enters the lives of an upper-class family and quickly unravels their carefully curated lifestyle.” What sounds like the setup for an Adam Sandler comedy or an Arrested Development meta-movie featuring homeless dad is far more deranged in this particular case.
Seriously, you have to watch the trailer for this thing. Even then, you might not entirely believe it exists. But it does. And to celebrate, we’re giving away a coveted nerd item: a Borgman Mondo poster by artist Jay Shaw. More details after we subject you to the Borgman trailer below.
Entering the contest to win the poster is a simple two-step process:
1. Be a subscriber to our email list. It’s what all the cool kids are doing. If you don’t already subscribe, here’s a handy form that will allow you to do so:
2. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “BORGMAN!”
The winner will be chosen and contacted on Monday, June 23. To be eligible, you must be 18 and live in the United States or Canada. Borgman opens in a number of cities on June 20 and throughout the end of the month. For information on when it might be playing near you, check out DrafthouseFilms.com.
Oh, and here’s what the poster looks like: