Q&A with Joe Lansdale and "Hap and Leonard" Screening

Tuesday Feb 23, 2016

418 Montezuma Ave
Santa Fe, NM 57501






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Showing of Sundance TV's series based on the novels of Joe Lansdale. Lansdale answers questions from audience members following the screening.

Tuesday, February 23rd at 7:00 PM, the Jean Cocteau Cinema will screen an episode of the Sundance TV's "Hap and Leonard," based on the novels of Joe Lansdale. After the episode, they will host a Q&A with author Joe Lansdale. Copies of Lansdale's books will be available for purchase. This entire event is free!


“Hap and Leonard,” featuring James Purefoy (“Rome,” “The Following”), Michael Kenneth Williams (“The Wire,” “Boardwalk Empire”) and Christina Hendricks (“Mad Men”), will premiere Wednesday, March 2nd at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Set in the late 1980s, “Hap and Leonard” is a darkly comic swamp noir story of two best friends, one femme fatale, a crew of washed-up revolutionaries, a pair of murderous psycho-killers, some lost loot and the fuzz.  Based on the novels by Joe Lansdale, the six-hour series event follows Hap Collins (Purefoy), an East Texas white boy with a weakness for Southern women, and Leonard Pine (Williams), a gay, black Vietnam vet with a hot temper. When Hap’s seductive ex-wife Trudy (Hendricks) resurfaces with a deal they can’t refuse, a simple get-rich-quick scheme snowballs into bloody mayhem. Chock full of eccentric characters, “Hap and Leonard” provides a country twist on the classic mystery thriller.

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Cult crime and horror author Joe R. Lansdale is returning to the Jean Cocteau Cinema on Tuesday, Feb. 23, for a special screening of the new Sundance TV series “Hap and Leonard.” The series stars James Purefoy (“Rome”), Michael Kenneth Williams (“The Wire”) and Christina Hendricks (“Mad Men”) and is based on Lansdale’s popular “swamp noir” series of crime novels. “Hap and Leonard” is scheduled to premiere on Sundance on Wednesday, March 2, as part of a 6-hour “event series.” But you can sneak preview the premiere episode—with the author himself in attendance—next Tuesday. How can you pass that up? The event is free, starting at 7pm. Lansdale will host a Q&A after the film. Copies of his books will be available for purchase. The Jean Cocteau Cinema is located at 418 Montezuma in Santa Fe.

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