Downtown Springfield Association
FilmStubs: Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

FilmStubs: Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

June, 12 2024 | 7:00 pm

305 South Campbell Avenue Springfield, Missouri 65806

FilmStubs: Napoleon Dynamite (2004) at the Moxie Cinema.

The FilmStubs series is Free and made possible by a grant from Friends of the Library.
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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. [Rovi]

Starring: Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez, Jon Gries
Director: Jared Hess
Genre(s): Comedy