Just in time for the upcoming presidential election, Mike Judge’s Idiocracy is celebrating its 10th anniversary with screenings nationwide on Oct. 4.
The Alamo Drafthouse, along with the network of Art House Convergence Theaters and local League of Women Voters chapters, invite fans of the satirical comedy to revisit its eerily similar plot to the 2016 election. In addition to screenings of the film, a live Q&A will take place at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, California for a post-viewing conversation with writer and director Mike Judge and star Maya Rudolph, it was announced Wednesday. “If we learn one thing from this election cycle,” says Alamo Founder and CEO Tim League, “it’s that to truly be an American one must register to vote, join the debate and participate in democracy.”
Locations screening the film outside of Santa Monica will receive a live-stream of the Q&A, and fans viewing the film at home can tune in via Facebook Live. Questions will be taken from the live audience and via Twitter using the hashtag #IdiocracyToday.
The 2006 comedy, starring Luke Wilson, depicts a future in which America is run by a corrupt, sociopathic former pro-wrestler with severe anger management issues (played by Terry Crews), and the most popular form of media is a YouTune-like video playlist called Ow My Balls.
The screenings will take place on Oct. 4, with a 6:45 p.m. PT start time for the Santa Monica location. Fans viewing at home can press play at 7:00 p.m. PT to be ready for the 8:25 p.m. PT post-movie conversation on Facebook Live.
A complete list of participating theaters will be updated at drafthouse.com/idiocracy.