Posted in movies | music on July 2, 2013

Crystal Fairy
Crystal Fairy

"[Michael] Cera plays Jamie, an entitled American whose main concern is getting to the next high. We meet him at a house party in Santiago, where, between lines of coke, he is momentarily transfixed by a dancing Crystal Fairy, and compelled on a whim to invite her along on a road trip he's planned with his Chilean amigos to partake of the hallucinogenic San Pedro cactus. He later regrets the invitation, but it's too late. Forced to bring her along, the trip becomes a test of wills between Crystal's damaged maternal shaman and Jamie's self-centered and increasingly isolated quest for the perfect high." [Filmmaker]
Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus, which premiered at Sundance this year and won the Best Director Award, is opening in theaters and on demand on July 12 thanks to IFC Films/Sundance Selects.

Meanwhile we're offering the chance for you to see the movie for free at the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg on July 9 at 7:30 and with Michael Cera and Sebastian Silva in attendance, but RSVP is required and seats are super limited. For your chance at a seat, email RSVP@IFCFILMS.COM (Subject: BrooklynVegan Crystal Fairy screening). IFC will take it from there with confirmation emails and further instructions. Good luck. UPDATE: RSVP is now closed.

Check out the trailer below.

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On a trip through Chile a boorish American expat named Jamie (Michael Cera) and three Chilean brothers plan to set off in search of the prized San Pedro cactus and its promise of beachy hallucinations. But in the previous night's drunken stupor Jamie invites a free-spirited fellow American (Gaby Hoffmann), whose devil-may-care worldview gives them more of an adventure than any of them had bargained for.
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Comments (14)

"IFC will take it from there" means they will sell and trade your email address via corporate parent AMC and the billionaire Dolan family. Thanks for playing.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2013 2:27 PM

2:27 'and, you'll be put an endless spam cycle and your email will be bought and sold to 3rd party lists like a mofo!"

Welcome to the wonderful world of email marketing.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2013 3:01 PM

^ Do you guys not have e-mail addresses you use for things like this?

Don't use your main e-mail address. Simple solution, you nerds.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2013 3:10 PM

3:10 -- but the email from IFC states that in order to be awarded a seat, the entrant must provide social security number, a valid government id and sign a rights release form that states "IFC/AMC Holdings PPC has unrestricted right and permission to copyright and use, re-use, publish, and republish photographic portraits or pictures of me or in which I may be included intact or in part, composite or distorted in character or form, without restriction as to changes or transformations in conjunction with my own or a fictitious name, or reproduction hereof in color or otherwise, made through any and all media now or hereafter known for illustration, art, promotion, advertising, trade, or other purpose in perpetuity."

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2013 3:24 PM

^ You have far, far too much time on your hands. Read a book.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2013 4:02 PM

"the email from IFC states that in order to be awarded a seat, the entrant must provide social security number, a valid government id and sign a rights release form that states"

As far as I know, this is NOT true. Feel free to forward the email you got though.

Posted by brooklynvegan | July 2, 2013 4:12 PM

I wish IFC sold hummus at the concessions. That's all I have on this matter.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2013 4:16 PM

"they will sell and trade your email address via corporate parent AMC"

Interesting theory though unlikely since IFC just asked me to update the post to let people know that RSVP is now full and closed (which will in turn discourage anyone else from sending an email in).

Posted by brooklynvegan | July 2, 2013 4:24 PM

3:24 is just trolling. The e-mail I got just told me I was confirmed and I should get there early.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2013 4:31 PM

4:16 is stuck with taquitos... and sausage rolls.

Extra butter.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2013 7:21 PM

Is frohawk still in this movie? I heard he has a cameo eating hummus.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2013 7:47 PM

Yes, Frohawk does indeed have a very brief, non-speaking cameo. It's pretty funny when you see it and know who he is. He was cool about doing it and was chill on set in Arizona. You all should RSVP for the showing at The Wyeth and you can check it out.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2013 7:57 PM

Encino MAN!

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2013 1:42 AM

Did that trailer just basically give away the whole movie?

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2013 9:27 AM

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