Upcoming Shows

Our May 6, the Stateside Independent will be screening The Happy Poet. This is a local film, and we will conduct a Q&A with cast and crew afterwards.

The Happy Poet

The Happy Poet

Stateside Independent presents
with Cast & Crew Q&A
2012 | 85 min. | Color

Monday, May 6th
Doors @ 6:30pm | Film @ 7:00 pm

Online Advance Admission - $10
Film Fan Admission with Card at Box Office - $7

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This film is presented at Stateside at the Paramount in HD digital presentation on Blu-ray.

Writers/Director: Paul Gordon
Cast:  Paul Gordon, Jonny Mars, Chris Doubek

Stateside Independent is thrilled to bring The Happy Poet back to Austin screens!

is an all-organic, mostly vegetarian comedy about Bill, a struggling poet who pours his heart, soul, and last few dollars into starting a healthy food stand, surprising friends and customers with his dry wit and offbeat passion. Motivated by help from a rag-tag group of supporters and a budding romance with a poetry-loving customer, Bill strives to make a difference in the world, until surprising complications jeopardize his new friendships and threaten Bill’s dreams for a hot dog-free future.

THE HAPPY POET cleverly re-works the classic American film story of the underdog struggling against the system, adding a dose of deadpan humor and a fresh take on a young generation’s interest in the intersection of a social conscience and the food we eat.

Writer/director Paul Gordon stars along with two of Austin’s favorite acting talents, Jonny Mars and Chris Doubek, in one of the most charming films in recent years. If you missed the film when it made a splash at SXSW in 2010, here’s your chance to catch it as it returns to theaters.

Check out the trailer below, and buy your tickets to support Austin’s filmmakers!


Stateside Independent

Event Parking Information

Secure covered parking is offered to patrons at the One American Center parking garage, conveniently located one block from the Paramount at 600 Congress. Your $8.00 parking pass may be purchased at the garage entrance from the parking attendant (cash only). Garage hours and availability vary by event. For additional parking information, please click here.