Wes Anderson free tickets on Craigslist, for a price

February 26, 2014|By Mick Swasko, @swasko

"I wrote a hit play!" 

If you don't understand the quote above -- from Wes Anderson's 1998 film "Rushmore" -- you probably also won't understand why tickets to a free event Saturday with the director now have such a high price.

Diehard fans who weren't able to get an RSVP on Tuesday to the Q & A with the acclaimed filmmaker at the Music Box Theatre -- following a screening of his new film "Grand Budapest Hotel" -- have now taken to Craigslist in an effort to attend. By Wednesday morning, at least a dozen Craigslist ads from people offering as much as $65 to buy single ticket hit the site, and those who have RSVPs have listed their coveted entry tokens for $50 a pop. 

Those willing to pay a hefty price still aren't assured entry. According to the Music Box, the RSVPs were oversold for the event, so it's possible those with a ticket in will be turned away. 

More information on the Wes Anderson event, and a later showing of the Wes Anderson anthology, can be found here.

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