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Mike Myers' directorial debut Supermensch calls for a star-studded Texas celebration

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Tom Arnold, Mike Myers, Willie Nelson at the Supermensch after party.  Photo by Annie Ray
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Willie Nelson performs at the Supermensch after party. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Shep Gordon, subject of the documentary.  Photo by Tonya Schabacker
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Mark Rivers, Tom Arnold, Nancy Meola and Shep Gordon. Photo by Kerri Lohmeier
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Ray Benson performing. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Guitars signed by celebrity guests. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Tara Fink and John Fink. Photo by Shelley Neuman

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Willie Nelson performing. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Alan Raphael and Corrine Tam Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Gavin Jasper and Christa Veiga. Photo by Shelley Neuman

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Mallory Hublein, Masha Poloskova, Sari Warenoff, Jessica Morgan, and Katy Shayne. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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Emily Reagan and Garrett Sullivan.  Photo by Shelley Neuman

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Eric Langridge and Kim Vo.  Photo by Shelley Neuman

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Tracy Benton and Leilah Traugott.  Photo by Shelley Neuman

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Madeline Hollern, Cory Rivademar, and Meghan Athnos from Austin Monthly Photo by Shelley Neuman

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Al Bianchi and Joy Leigh. Photo by Shelley Neuman

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Actor Simon Helberg and friends. Photo by Shelley Neuman
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The threat of rain and chilly March temperatures couldn't keep stars and fans away from Threadgill's on Sunday evening for a private party celebrating Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon. Directed by Mike Myers (yes, the same one who tickled our funny bones with Saturday Night Live skits and movies like Wayne's World), the film's U.S. premiere took place during SXSW

The famed Austin music haunt served as the perfect backdrop to celebrate the documentary, which follows the legendary career of Shep Gordon, a friend of Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix who once managed Alice Cooper and Blondie. The mastermind behind the event was Mark Rivers, a recent Austin transplant and president/chief executive officer of Brix and Company. 
 
Celebrity guests at the private affair included Mike Myers, Tom Arnold and Shep Gordon. Attendees danced the night away to intimate live music by Ray Benson and MilkDrive, Lily Meola and Lukas Nelson. They were rewarded with a surprise performance from none other than Willie Nelson.
 
We doubt there's a better way to spend a Lone Star evening under the stars. 
 
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Supermensch will be released June 6, 2014. 

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