There were bowling pins, bathrobes, white Russians, and even The Dude himself.
Jeff Bridges and his band performed Friday at Lebowski Fest, but Joel and Ethan Coen’s 1998 campy crime comedy The Big Lebowski was still the night’s biggest star.
Fans of the Raymond Chandler-flavored film filled the Wiltern Theater in midtown Los Angeles to capacity for the annual celebration of the cult classic, which has been staged around the country since 2002. The two-day festival continues Saturday with a costumed bowling party.
“It’s the people here that are so awesome,” said Steve Lewis, a veteran of seven Lebowski Fests. “It’s a community.” READ FULL STORY