Premiere of golfing film ‘The Squeeze’ set April 15

Jeremy Sumpter and Christopher McDonald (right) in "The Squeeze." ARC Entertainment
Jeremy Sumpter and Christopher McDonald (right) in “The Squeeze.” ARC Entertainment

The Paramount Theatre will host the Austin premiere of the new golf film “The Squeeze” on April 15, followed by a Q&A wither writer/director Terry Jastrow and Hall of Famer Ben Crenshaw.

Proceeds from the screening will benefit the First Tee of Greater Austin, a nonprofit youth development organization dedicated to providing educational programs to build character and values through golf.

The movie, which stars Jeremy Sumpter and Christopher McDonald, will open April 17 at the AMC Barton Creek.

In the movie, Sumpter plays a rural Texas guy who has great golf skills, and when a career gambler (McDonald) discovers him, they decide to work their way to Las Vegas, where the young man’s skills are put to a life-and-death gambling test.

Jastrow, the director, is well known as a TV sports producer for ABC and has won seven Emmys.

A VIP reception for the film will be held at 6 p.m. Doors will open at the Paramount at 6:45 p.m. Opening remarks are scheduled for 7:15 p.m., followed by the film at 7:25 p.m. A Q&A with Jastrow and Crenshaw is expected to begin at 8:55 p.m.

General admission tickets are $25 and can be purchased at austintheatre.org.

Author: Charles Ealy

Charles Ealy edits and writes about books and movies for the Ausstin American-Statesman.

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