Napoleon Dynamite: A Conversation with Jon Heder
The beloved indie classic "Napoleon Dynamite" was made almost 15 years ago. Since then much has changed; but the characters, as enduring as they are endearing, stay in our hearts.
Appealing to th inner-teenager in each of us the story, and more importantly the dialogue, makes "Napoleon Dynamite" one of the most quoted movies of our time.
Napoleon Dynamite makes us laugh - and laugh hard - over and over again.
This unique evening includes a full screening of "Napoleon Dynamite" followed by a lively, freewheeling, moderated discussion with Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite).
Rating: PG (for thematic elements and language)
Runtime: 86 minutes
The directorial debut of filmmaker Jared Hess, who also co-wrote the screenplay, Napoleon Dynamite is a quirky, offbeat comedy set in the small Idaho town of Preston. Jon Heder stars in the titular role, a carrot-topped oddball with a decidedly eccentric family that includes his llama-loving, dune-buggy enthusiast grandmother. The story centers on the local high school's race for class president. Using some nontraditional means, Napoleon is determined to help his pal Pedro (Efrem Ramirez) run a winning campaign and defeat popular girl Summer (Haylie Duff). Also starring The Drew Carey Show's Diedrich Bader, Napoleon Dynamite premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi