Looks like the Dude is comin’, man.
We’re talking about movie actor Jeff Bridges, who played The Dude in “The Big Lebowski.” And Rooster Cogburn in “True Grit.” And the whiskey-soaked country crooner in “Crazy Heart” – the part that won him an Oscar.
Bridges is on the tentative attendee list for the Impact Film Festival, set for convention week at uptown’s Mez & EpiCentre Theaters.
He narrated “Hunger Hits Home,” a film about childhood hunger that will be shown and discussed.
Also expected to come to the fest: Mo Rocca.
We know him as the snarky-funny guy on “CBS Sunday Morning” and NPR’s “Wait, Wait – Don’t Tell Me.” But in CLT, he’s scheduled to screen “Electoral Dysfunction,” his timely road-trip pic on how voting works (and doesn’t) in these United (not really) States.
-- Tim Funk