Chances are if you are reading this you have seen Garden State, Scrubs star Zach Braff’s 2004 updating of The Graduate for the indie-rock generation, starring Natalie Portman as The Biggest Shins Fan On Earth. Or at least you know about it. Wish I Was Here is Braff’s crowd-funded follow-up. IMDB summarizes the plot thusly:
“Wish I Was Here is the story of Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor, father and husband, who at 35 is still trying to find his identity; a purpose for his life. He winds up trying to home school his two children when his father can no longer afford to pay for private education and the only available public school is on its last legs. Through teaching them about life his way, Aidan gradually discovers some of the parts of himself he couldn’t find.”
Kate Hudson co-stars as his love interest and The Shins, Bon Iver and Cat Power provide the soundtrack. What’s not to like, right? We have a handful of passes to see it at the Ritz East this week. To qualify to win, all you have to do is sign up for our mailing list (see right, below the masthead). Trust us, this is something you want to do. In addition to breaking news alerts and Phawker updates, you also get advanced warning about groovy concert ticket giveaways and other free swag opportunities like this one! After signing up, send us an email at FEED@PHAWKER.COM telling us a much, with the magic words WISH I WERE GOING TO SEE WISH I WAS HERE FOR FREE in the subject line. If you are already on our mailing list, just send us an email saying as much. Either way, please include your full name and a mobile number for confirmation. The first five Phawker reader to email us with the magic words win a pair of passes! PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR FULL NAME AND MOBILE NUMBER FOR CONFIRMATION. Good luck and godspeed!