Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, and the rest of ‘The Big Lebowski’ cast reunite for a special Q&A at the annual Lebowski Fest to promote the film’s release on Blu-Ray!
There was nothing to ‘mark zero’ at last night’s annual Lebowski Fest at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. A tradition that started as a bowling party and film screening by two avid fans from Louisville, KY in 2002, Lebowski Fest has grown as an international event. To commemorate the release of the film for its first time on Blu-Ray, fans dressed as The Dude, Walter, Maude, Donnie, Jesus, the cableguy, and even a Creedence mix-tape to come out and witness this monumental reunion!
The evening’s introductions were given by the founders of Lebowski Fest — who came all the way from Louisville — dressed as bowling pins. The duo brought out the moderator for the Q&A, senior writer for Entertainment Weekly and self-acclaimed ‘achiever,’ Clark Collis. Collis introduced the cast of the cult film on stage, starting with music archivist T Bone Burnett, followed by John Turturro, Julianne Moore, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, and ‘his dudeness,’ Jeff Bridges.
Amidst the audience yelling at Steve Buscemi that he’s ‘way out of his element,’ screaming ‘the dude abides’ at Jeff Bridges, and of course blatantly shouting ‘coitus’ at Julianne Moore, the cast discussed their favorite moments on set, taking home mementos from the film (does Jeff Bridges really need three bowling pin hats?), as well as the legacy that the film has gained over the past decade.
The Big Lebowski Limited Edition Blu-Ray contains features that every fan needs to see! It includes a photo book comprised and taken by Jeff Bridges himself, cast commentary about the characters, making-of the flying carpet and dream sequences, a cast discussion of where ‘The Dude’ is now, and much, much more!