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win a prize pack from the new indie flick ‘Factotum’ (now closed)

NOW CLOSED. WINNER: Kayce

WIN: a prize pack — consisting of the novel upon which the film is based, and a CD soundtrack — from the film Factotum

HOW: send an email with your U.S. mailing address

THE RULES: Here’s a gimme contest for ya: No need to be funny or clever — all you need to do to enter is click to send an email. If you have not won a prize in one of my caption contests or gimme giveaways in 2006*, and you have a United States mailing address, you’re eligible to win. (*Micropatrons who’ve snagged some exclusive micropatron goodies are eligible to win.) One entry per person.
The independent film Factotum, starring Matt Dillon, Lili Taylor, and Marisa Tomei, is now playing in limited release, and I’ve got a prize pack — consisting of the novel upon which the film is based, and a CD soundtrack, featuring music composed and performed by Kristin Asbjørnsen — to give away, courtesy of IFC Films. Here’s the scoop on the film, from IFC:

Directed by Bent Hamer, and based on the 1975 novel by acclaimed author Charles Bukowski, Factotum (meaning “person of many jobs”) is the story of a writer unburdened by societal convention, and his journey of self-discovery. This writer, the character of Henry Chinaski, is widely known to be Bukowski’s alter ego.

Henry Chinaski (Dillon) considers himself a writer, and on occasion writes. Mostly he quests for the booze and women that sidetrack and seduce, rather than inspire greatness. When he falls for Jan (Taylor), the soulful connection fails to save either from their self-destructive ways, and the relationship totters between earnest connection and reflective loathing. With exceptional performances that capture the intoxicated journey though life and art, Factotum is the story of a man living on the edge; a writer who risks everything, tries anything, and finds poetry in life’s pleasure and pain.

Visit the film’s official site. Or watch a trailer.

If you don’t want to wait to win, buy the book at Amazon or buy the CD at Amazon.

Winner: Kayce

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