Roll out the red carpet and state your picks.
Oscar night is coming to town.
HomeTown Film will be host to a party during the live Academy Awards telecast 7 p.m. Sunday, complete with paparazzi and snarky entrance commentary.
"We're just looking to have a great time with this," says Chris Ordal, HomeTown Film founding member.
The event -- billed as "Red Carpet Oscar Night" -- is a benefit for the Kansas University Graduates in Film and Theatre Assn. Proceeds will be used to bring a professional film speaker to Lawrence.
Filmmakers Kevin Willmott and Matt Jacobson ("CSA: The Confederate States of America") will have the party at downtown club Eight One Five, 815 N.H. Inside, attendees will be able to watch the awards show on a 14-foot screen and enter an Oscar pool.
But outside, they'll have to brave the red carpet.
|What: Hometown Film's Red Carpet Oscar Night.When: 6 p.m. Sunday.Where: Eight Five One, 815 New HampshireTickets: $5, available until 5 p.m. Friday at the SUA Box Office in the Kansas Union or by calling 864-SHOW. Remaining tickets will be available at the door. Visit www.HomeTownFilm.com for more information.|
"We've got velvet ropes, photographers, the whole bit," Ordal says. "People should definitely come dressed up."
And ready for some tongue-in-cheek fun.
Local producer Chris Martin will be taping a parody of the E! Channel's awards show coverage as partygoers arrive.
"The night wouldn't be complete without Joan Rivers," says Ordal, referring to E!'s resident fashionista.
A door prize for "Best Oscar Night Garb" will be awarded.
Ordal says his goal is to bring people together.
He says, "Community, after all, is a big part of film and art."