Dale Watson and The Lonestars followed by screening of BernieFriday, July 12 | 7 pm Sold Out, Moved Indoors
$18 ($13 Members) General admission
$9 Ages 7–18
Children 6 and under free
Movie starts at 9 pm
Museum Auditorium, East Building
Pull up your boots, grab a longneck beer, and enjoy an evening of entertainment, Texas style. Honkytonk hero and country music maverick Dale Watson, a member of the Austin Music Hall of Fame, stands alongside Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and George Strait as one of the finest country singers and songwriters from the Lone Star State.
Dale is a key contributor to the soundtrack of last year’s sleeper hit Bernie, a film by award-winning Texas director Richard Linklater (Dazed and Confused, The School of Rock). It stars Jack Black in what many critics consider his best performance, with strong support from Shirley MacLaine and Matthew McConaughey.
In this movie based on a true story, Black plays a beloved mortician (Bernie) who befriends the richest widow (MacLaine) in the small east Texas town of Carthage. Over time Bernie begins to feel taken advantage of, and then he snaps. This is destined to be a black-comedy classic. Several actual townsfolk make unforgettable appearances.
“No use trying to describe Bernie. It's a one-of-a-kind inspiration. You will never feel closer to a convicted killer.”—Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
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July 12, 2013