For me, today is like Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, my birthday, and International Bring-A-Pomeranian-Bowling Day all rolled into one. What in God’s holy name am I blathering about? Tonight, I will have the huge pleasure and honor of moderating a Big Lebowski cast reunion live onstage at the Hammerstein venue as part of this year’s Lebowski Fest New York. Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, John Turturro, and the movie’s music archivist T Bone Burnett will all be present to talk about one of my favorite films of all-time, which is debuting today on Blu-ray.
While the event itself is sold out, EW.com will be live streaming and tweeting (#lebowskifest) the whole shebang. The pre-show starts at 6:30 p.m. ET and is hosted by Jeff Dowd, who inspired Jeff Bridges’ character, the Dude. Then the cast themselves will hit the stage at 8 p.m. So come back at 6:30 p.m. ET to watch EW’s live stream (embedded below) and me ask a bunch of incisive questions about working on the Coen brothers’ noir-stoner comedy classic — or to watch me get totally overcome by proceedings and start weeping White Russian-flavored tears. (Strong men also cry… Strong men also cry.)
Either way, it should be worth catching. Come on, that’s a great plan. If I understand it correctly, it’s a Swiss f—in’ watch!
Watch the live stream after the jump and entertain yourself with the trailer for the Big Lebowski Blu-ray, which is also below. And you can check out Bridges’ track “What a Little Bit of Love Can Do,” from his self-titled solo CD, which is released today. (UPDATE: Replay of pre-show and panel follows live stream.)