If you’re interested in the film adaptation of John Callahan‘s 1989 memoir Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot (77% on Rotten Tomatoes), the Chicago Review of Books is partnering with the studio for a free screening Wednesday, July 18, 7:30 p.m. at the AMC River East in downtown Chicago.
Click here to grab your complimentary tickets.
Here’s more about the film:
John Callahan (Joaquin Phoenix) has a lust for life, a talent for off-color jokes, and a drinking problem. When an all-night bender ends in a catastrophic car accident, the last thing he intends to do is give up drinking. But when he reluctantly enters treatment —with encouragement from his girlfriend (Rooney Mara) and a charismatic sponsor (Jonah Hill) —Callahan discovers a gift for drawing edgy, irreverent newspaper cartoons that develop an international following and grant him a new lease on life. Based on a true story, this poignant, insightful and often funny drama about the healing power of art is adapted from Callahan’s autobiography and directed by two-time Oscar® nominee Gus Van Sant. Jack Black, Carrie Brownstein, Beth Ditto and Kim Gordon also star.