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The Dude Abides at L.A. Lebowski Fest 2017


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Condolences. 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Lebowski Fest — the traveling fan event that celebrates the Coen brothers' 1998 cult classic, The Big Lebowski — returned to L.A., the movie's hometown, with a screening of the film at the Wiltern Theatre. The March 3-4 event was rounded out with a concert by the Kyle Gass Band, a meet-and-greet with some of the film's supporting cast members and, of course, a lot of cosplay. Fans dressed as everyone from the film's main characters, the Dude (Jeff Bridges) and Walter Sobchak (John Goodman), to Maude Lebowski (Julianne Moore) and the Big Lebowski (David Huddleston). A couple of costumes even tested the knowledge of die-hard Lebowski fans.

All photos by Jared Cowan. Follow Jared on Twitter at @JaredCowan1.