Film and TV

Join Inherent Vice's Paul Thomas Anderson on a Hazy 4:20 Party Bus Adventure

Are you a fan of There Will be Blood, The Master or Magnolia? Is Dirk Diggler one of your favorite characters of all time? And are you a fan of weed? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then don't miss this Alamo Drafthouse contest.

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Inherent Vice follows Doc Sportello, a drug-loving private investigator played by Joaquin Phoenix, in '70s Los Angeles as he tries to solve the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend. The film's director, Paul Thomas Anderson, wants to screen his newest project in the same foggy state of mind that Sportello embraces, so Anderson and 25 contest winners will ride a pot-friendly party bus from an undisclosed Denver location to the movie's private screening at the Alamo Drafthouse on Friday, January 9.

Here are the Alamo's rules on how to enter:

Show us that you are worthy to join the bus by posting an INHERENT VICE-themed photo of yourself to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook with #InherentHaze (be sure to also tag @drafthouse on Instagram, @alamodenver on Twitter, and /AlamoDrafthouse on Facebook) and get your friends to like and share. We will choose our favorites by Wednesday, January 7th at 4:20pm MT. Winners will be given further instructions and details about the screening and bus adventure.
In addition to Phoenix, Inherent Vice stars Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Benicio Del Toro, Reese Witherspoon and more actors you probably like but aren't thinking about right now. Peep the trailer below.

Here's an early glimpse at some of the competition so far:

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Thomas Mitchell has written about all things cannabis for Westword since 2014, covering sports, real estate and general news along the way for publications such as the Arizona Republic, Inman and Fox Sports. He's currently the cannabis editor for
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