It's taken nearly three years, but Mike Judge's 2006 comedy Idiocracy is finally getting a theatrical premiere in Columbus. The film kicks off the New Cult Classics series this Saturday at Studio 35.

It's taken nearly three years, but Mike Judge's 2006 comedy Idiocracy is finally getting a theatrical premiere in Columbus. The film kicks off the New Cult Classics series this Saturday at Studio 35.

A collaboration between Studio 35 co-owner Eric Brembeck and Columbus Underground's Walker Evans, the monthly series will showcase "newer movies that are being fast-tracked into cult status," Evans explained.

They couldn't have picked a more appropriate movie to launch the new series than Idiocracy. As with Office Space, Judge's satiric and scarily prescient view of an increasingly dumbed-down America (seriously, have you noticed the rise in drinks with electrolytes?) had a remarkably botched theatrical release. It opened in only seven cities in North America, but an audience later found it on home video.

Special extras for this screening include T-shirts created for the movie by Skreened and cans of Brawndo energy drink on sale at the concession stand.

Upcoming selections include Kung Pow: Enter the Fist on June 27 and Fido on July 25.