‘Beginners’ Movie Giveaway Contest on JazJaz!


I am excited to announce a Beginners movie giveaway, in association with Focus Features. The critically acclaimed film, written and directed by Mike Mills, stars Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, and the beautiful Mélanie Laurent (of Inglourious Basterds fame).

I will select one random winner to win a copy of Drawings From the Film Beginners By Mike Mills, and a drop card to download the film’s soundtrack, compliments of Focus Features.

Beginners imaginatively explores the hilarity, confusion, and surprises of love through the evolving consciousness of Oliver. Oliver meets the irreverent and unpredictable Anna only months after his father Hal has passed away. This new love floods Oliver with memories of his father who — following 44 years of marriage — came out of the closet at age 75 to live a full, energized, and wonderfully tumultuous gay life. The upheavals of Hal’s new honesty, by turns funny and moving, brought father and son closer than they’d ever been able to be. Now Oliver endeavors to love Anna with all the bravery, humor, and hope that his father taught him.

The book Drawings >From the Film Beginners By Mike Mills contains all the drawings which Mike Mills drew, and that Oliver (played by Ewan McGregor) works with in the film. Oliver has the unfortunate idea of creating an illustrated ‘History of Sadness’ as a record cover for the The Sads, including such episodes as: Neanderthal man realizes he’s outclassed by homo sapiens man, the pilgrims, industrialization, birth of the novel, pets in general and many more." This volume also features a new series of drawings: an illustrated History Of Love which includes such chapters as: the first butt to attract, great lovers in film, flappers, free love’s not so easy, internal V.S. external problems and many more.


Giveaway Details

One (1) winner will be selected at random to win a copy of Drawings From the Film Beginners By Mike Mills, and a drop card to download the film’s OST.

Using the comment form below, tell me the name of your favorite Ewan McGregor movie. Please use your real name and a valid email address while using the comment form (to help me contact you if your entry turns out to be the winning one). This is a mandatory step to enter the giveaway.

Optional Bonus Entries

You can also get a bonus entries by doing any of the following:

1) Get one extra entry by following JazJaz on Twitter.

2) Get one more entry by liking my page.

The giveaway will end at 12:00 a.m. EDT on June 27, 2011, and is open only to residents of the United States and Canada.