HI.com to Host Event

HI.com will host a major event in Fayetteville, a private showing of the movie Friday Night Lights on Wednesday, Oct. 6. If you are a premium subscriber of HI.com, you are invited!

HawgsIllustrated.com is proud to announce that we will host a private showing of Friday Night Lights on Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. at Fiesta Square Regal 16's movie theatre on College Avenue in Fayetteville. We will have a limited number of free tickets that are available for HI.com premium subscribers and we will host a post-game party at a local eating establishment.

We will send an email to premium subscribers Friday night with more information soon. You must have a paid account with HI.com to come to the event. Each account holder will be allowed to bring one guest. No additional tickets to the premier will be sold.

This is a huge event and will be a lot of fun. We wanted to have a post-event party so that people can get to know one another.

We do not know the exact number of tickets available for the screening at this point, so some details are still yet to be determind.

However, we have talked to the folks at Universal Studios and they've given the okay to make the announcement and begin promotions. Responding to this thread will not qualify you for tickets. You will have to respond to the email. That's the only way we will do it. We'll send the email in the next 24 hours.

Here's more information on the movie:

Genre: Drama
Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Derek Luke, Jay Hernandez, Lucas Black, Garrett Hedlund and Tim McGraw

Directed by: Peter Berg
Screenplay by: David Aaron Cohen and
Peter Berg
Based on the Book by: H.G. Bissinger Produced by: Brian Grazer
Executive Producers: James Whitaker, John Cameron

From Oscar®-winning producer Brian Grazer and Imagine Entertainment and based on the best-selling book about high school football by H.G. Bissinger, Friday Night Lights chronicles the entire 1988 season of the Permian High Panthers of Odessa, Texas, with football players, coaches, mothers, fathers, boosters, fans and families struggling with ongoing personal conflicts while the team fights for a state championship.

In depicting the daily grind of coach Gary Gaines' (Billy Bob Thornton) winning team and the potential destinies of its individual players, the story paints a vivid portrait of Odessa (and places like it all across America) where, once a week during the fall, the town and its dreams come alive beneath the dazzling and disorienting Friday night lights…when the Panthers take to the field. Friday Night Lights illuminates the hopes and dreams of Odessa's townsfolk, who ardently fill Ratliff Stadium's 20,000 seats every Friday night. For the young men of the team, every moment, every play is a chance to transcend their small town and the fleeting fulfillment of a gridiron stardom whose pinnacle may be reached by the time they turn 18.

Originally published in 1990, Bissinger's book went on to become a best-seller, has gone through several re-printings (currently in its 10th anniversary edition) and was named by Sports Illustrated as one of the top five greatest sports stories of all time.

The film is produced by Academy Award® winner Brian Grazer, directed by Peter Berg (The Rundown, Very Bad Things) and adapted from Bissinger's book by David Aaron Cohen (The Devil's Own) and Berg. The executive producers are James Whitaker and John Cameron.

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