Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot, director Gus Van Sant's new biopic about late Portland cartoonist John Callahan, doesn't open nationally until July 20. But if you act quickly, you'll get to see it more than a month early.

Amazon Studios and Cinema 21 are hosting a special screening of the movie on Tuesday, June 12. Van Sant will be in attendance, along with other famous folks.

There will also be a public after-party, sponsored by Willamette Week and Amazon Studios, at Courtney Taylor's infamous Slabtown clubhouse the Odditorium, so you can really make it an Old Portland night.

Callahan's crude, aggressively un-PC comics appeared in Willamette Week for almost three decades. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Don't Worry chronicles the late illustrator's life after a car accident left him a quadriplegic, when he took up drawing—with a pen clutched in both hands—as a form of therapy.

The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, where it was hailed by critics as "a life-affirming sweet-and-sour concoction" and  "scrappy, ephemeral, a little bit lewd."

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Tickets for the screening are $25, while $75 gets you access to both the screening and the after-party. Proceeds benefit the memorial John Callahan Garden at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center. Tickets are going fast, so go here to get yours.