Sixteen years ago, a dorky kid with some killer dance moves and an iconic t-shirt became a pop culture juggernaut. Still a staple of Halloween costumes and meme galleries, Napoleon Dynamite was the no-budget indie movie that became a cult smash, and launched the career of one Jon Heder.
Since we could all do with a laugh at the moment, we've asked Heder to join us for an exclusive Napoleon Dynamite watchalong, on Sunday 6 September at 7pm BST (2pm ET for American viewers). You remember the one we did with Pierce Brosnan for GoldenEye and the one we did with Bruce Robinson for Withnail & I. This will work a lot like that: everyone hits play on the film together and, as we watch in unison, Heder will reveal what it was like filming the movie and answer your questions. So if you've got anything you want to know about Napoleon Dynamite, now's the time to unburden yourself. Just tweet us @esquireuk and we'll send him your questions ahead of time.
Heder was famously paid just $1,000 to star in Napoleon Dynamite, as a socially inept high school student who befriends a Mexican transfer student called Pedro. Bone dry and endlessly quotable, it's the perfect film for anyone who's ever felt like an outsider.
Head on over to Esquire's Twitter, YouTube and Facebook feeds on Sunday 6 September at 7pm (BST) to watch along with Esquire and Jon Heder. And make sure you've got a pocket full of tater tots to enjoy while you're watching.
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