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Off-Centered fest honoring Western themes

Staff Writer
Austin 360

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery teams up with the Alamo Drafthouse this weekend for the fifth annual Off-Centered Film Fest.

The three-day Western-themed event kicked off Thursday night with an outdoor quote-along screening of Mel Brooks' classic, "Blazing Saddles," and continues at 7 p.m. today with a beer-fueled feast to accompany Sergio Leone's spaghetti Western, "Once Upon a Time in the West" at the Alamo South, 1120 S. Lamar Blvd.

Dogfish Head Founder and Head Brewer Sam Calagione will host the Italian dinner that features dishes paired with eight of Dogfish Head's rarest libations. Tickets for the feast are $75.

Director David Wain will be joined by his former collaborators from comedy troupe The State and "Wet Hot American Summer," Ken Marino and Joe Lo Truglio, at 10:45 p.m. today for a screening of Wain's web series, "Wainy Days." Tickets are $15 and $17 for reserved seats.

The winning films and runners-up of the Off-Centered short film contest will screen Saturday night at the Alamo South. The submitted shorts were required to adhere to Dogfish Head's theme of being "off-centered," and must include Dogfish Head beer and a Western motif. Calagione, Wain and Marino will host the event, which will, naturally, feature a wide variety of Dogfish Head brews.

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— Matthew Odam