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Jason Eisener’s “Hobo with a Shotgun” is making its SXSW premiere on Tuesday March 15 and Wednesday March 16, so if you’re heading down to Austin this week, be sure to check it out. It’s got Rutger Hauer and a shotgun. What more can you ask for? Speaking of which, check out the Mondo poster for “Hobo with a Shotgun” below by artist Jeff Procter. It’s part of Alamo Drafthouse and Mondo’s 2011 SXSW poster collection. The lesson here, kids? Don’t mess with a hobo. With a shotgun.
A train pulls into its final station and a Hobo hops from a freight car. He has dreams of a fresh life in a new city, but finds himself trapped in an urban hell instead. A city where criminals rule the streets, landlords evict single mothers in the middle of the night, and where the city’s crime boss, The Drake, reigns supreme with his sadistic, homeless-killing sons, Slick & Ivan. Through the chaos, the Hobo comes across a shop window displaying a second hand lawn mower and a shotgun, and decides it’s time to cut the grass, make the city beautiful and start a new way of life. But after witnessing the brutality that encompasses this city, he realizes the only way to make a difference in this place is with a gun in his hand and two shells in its chamber.
Once it finishes up its SXSW run, “Hobo with a Shotgun” will be available on VOD, iTunes, XBOX Marketplace, Playstation Network and Amazon.com come April 1st, before going into select theaters on May 6. Yup, you can essentially download the movie a full month and change before it even opens in theaters. Welcome to the future, kids.
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