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Hey sailor. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and Dogfish Head Craft Brewery are proud to announce the return of the Off-Centered Film Fest starting April 23rd and running through the 25th. Now in its eighth year, OCFF is an epic three-day celebration of craft beer, delicious food and off-centered films for off-centered people. This year, it all revolves around the theme of “Yacht Rockin’”, paying tribute to radical nautical times in cinema.

Two major highlights this year include a massive Rolling Roadshow Beer Party with a fleet of Texas craft brewers on deck along Austin’s movie mockers Master Pancake skewering TITANIC under the stars, and a rare 35mm screening of Chris Elliott’s salty 1994 comedy CABIN BOY with Elliott and director Adam Resnick in person!

Rare and vintage Dogfish Head beers will be available for purchase at all OCFF screenings. Plus, Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Founder and Head Brewer, will also be in person throughout the fest, hosting and toasting the spirit of “Yacht Rockin’” at all of this year’s events. And, because we all love smooth sailing and clean coastlines, this year’s OCFF will help further the great work of and help to benefit The National Wildlife Federation.

Full lineup for the weekend below:

APRIL 23
Master Pancake Presents: TITANIC Rolling Roadshow Beer Party 
Location: South Shore District on Riverside
Time: Gates open at 6:00 PM

Not only will this special outdoor screening feature Austin’s beloved movie mockers taking the wind out of the mega-blockbuster’s sails, but also more than a dozen Texas craft brewers will be on hand offering up selections of rare and special beers. This year’s featured breweries include: Karbach, Circle, Save The World, (512), Real Ale, Austin Beerworks, Uncle Billy’s Brew & Que, Oasis, Independence, Strange Land, Jester King, Live Oak, and Hops & Grain.

APRIL 24
LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU Dogfish Head Beer Feas
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Location: Alamo South Lamar
Time: 7:00 PM

Dogfish Head Beer Feast, featuring a menu of chef-prepared food inspired by the film and paired with hard-to-find Dogfish Head beers. 

THE HOST
Location: Alamo South Lamar
Time: 10:00 PM

APRIL 25
Yacht Rockin’ Boat Party 
Location: Lake Austin
Time:  1:00 PM

MONKEY BUSINESS + OCFF Shorts Program & Winner Announcement 
Location: Alamo South Lamar
Time:  7:00 PM

CABIN BOY with Chris Elliott and Adam Resnick 
Location: Alamo South Lamar
Time:  10:00 PM

On Saturday, April 25, this year’s OCFF will come to a close with special guests comedian Chris Elliott and director Adam Resnick in person at Alamo South Lamar to present a rare 35mm screening of their tragically underappreciated comedy CABIN BOY. Each year OCFF also features a short film competition. This year, contestants submitted 3-minute or less shorts on the “Yacht Rockin’” theme and the winners were selected via Facebook. The top three finalists are invited to come to Austin and will have their work shown up on the big screen – and find out their final ranking of 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place – as part of Sunday’s MONKEY BUSINESS program.  

Hit the deck and come sail away on the smoooooooth waters of this very special Off-Centered Film Fest event! Click the links to snag tickets!  
 

Sam Calagione & Dogfish Head

When Sam Calagione opened Dogfish Head in 1995 it was the smallest commercial brewery in America making 10 gallons of beer at a time.  Today Dogfish Head is among the fastest growing breweries in the country.  Dogfish Head has focused on brewing stronger, more exotic beers since the day it opened as the motto “Off-centered ales for off-centered people” attests to.  Dogfish Head has grown into a 200 person company with a restaurant/brewery/distillery in Rehoboth Beach and a production brewery in Milton, Delaware, selling beer in 27 states.  Sam served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Brewers Association in 2012 and 2013 and was a finalist in 2011, 2012 and 2013 for a James Beard Foundation Award in the Outstanding Wine & Spirits Professional category. Fast Company Magazine named Sam one of The 100 Most Creative People in Business in 2011.   He is the author of “Brewing up a Business” and “Extreme Brewing,” and co-authored “He Said Beer, She Said Wine.”  Sam lives in beautiful Lewes, Delaware, with his wife and Dogfish VP Mariah and their two children Sammy and Grier.

Tim League & Alamo Drafthouse

The Alamo Drafthouse is a lifestyle entertainment brand with an acclaimed cinema-eatery, the largest genre film festival in the United Sates and an online collectible art store. Named “the best theater in America” by Entertainment Weekly, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has built a reputation as a movie lover’s oasis not only by combining food and drink service with the movie-going experience, but also introducing unique programming and high-profile, star studded special events. Alamo Drafthouse Founder & CEO, Tim League, created Fantastic Fest, a world renowned film festival dubbed “The Geek Telluride” by Variety. Fantastic Fest showcases eight days of offbeat cinema from independents, international filmmakers and major Hollywood Studios. The Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art boutique, Mondo, offers breathtaking, original products featuring designs from world-famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and Movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek & Universal Monsters. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is expanding its brand in new and exciting ways, including the launch of Drafthouse Films, a new film distribution label and plans to extend its theaters and unique programming philosophy to additional markets across the United States. More information about Alamo Drafthouse franchise opportunities are available on the official website.