The Dude & Mary Jane:
A Match Made in Humboldt
"The Dude abides. I don't know about you but I take comfort in that. It's good knowin' he's out there. The Dude. Takin' 'er easy for all us sinners." - The Stranger, The Big Lebowski
The infamous Jeff Dowd, inspiration for Jeff Bridges' legendary character in The Big Lebowski, the man behind The Coen Brothers, co-founder of the Sundance Institute, and an original member of the Seattle Seven came to Humboldt to help Dell’Arte bring MARY JANE - A MUSICAL POTUMENTARY into the world. Activist, film maker/distributor, writer, agitator, and speaker Jeff Dowd took part in several events to help Dell’Arte raise some additional resources for Mary Jane, culminating in a giant Lebowski film party at the Eureka Theatre in Eureka, Ca.