The Charleston Music Hall is thrilled to present "one of the worst films ever made," The Room, on November 7th at 7:30 pm in anticipation for the upcoming release The Disaster Artist on December 1. "In 2003, an independent film called The Room — starring and written, produced, and directed by a mysteriously wealthy social misfit named Tommy Wiseau — made its disastrous debut in Los Angeles. Described by one reviewer as “like getting stabbed in the head,” the $6 million film earned a grand total of $1,800 at the box office and closed after two weeks. Ten years later, it’s an international cult phenomenon, whose legions of fans attend screenings featuring costumes, audience rituals, merchandising, and thousands of plastic spoons (Amazon)." Local comedian, writer, and all around amazing human Jessica Mickey lent us her thoughts about this piece of cinematic history stating, “There’s something to be said of The Room — a beautiful disaster of cinema, fueled by a severe lack of skill and competence combined with bombastic ambition — in the context of today. Tommy Wiseau is as mysterious as he is incoherent, leading you to wonder if this is just a prolonged con of performance art. As the writer, director, producer, and star of The Room, he is an outsider forcing his way onto a stage not meant for him — it’s amazing what a questionable budget and delusions of grandeur can do for one man."
In 2014, Greg Sestero and Tom Bisell release a book about the film. "Hailed by The Huffington Post as “possibly the most important piece of literature ever printed,” The Disaster Artist is the hilarious, behind-the-scenes story of a deliciously awful cinematic phenomenon as well as the story of an odd and inspiring Hollywood friendship. Greg Sestero, Tommy’s costar, recounts the film’s bizarre journey to infamy, explaining how the movie’s many nonsensical scenes and bits of dialogue came to be and unraveling the mystery of Tommy Wiseau himself. But more than just a riotously funny story about cinematic hubris, “The Disaster Artist is one of the most honest books about friendship I’ve read in years” (Los Angeles Times) (Amazon)."
James Franco has created a film based off this book which will be released December 1, 2017 with the help of his usual cast mates, Seth Rogen, Dave Franco, Alison Brie, Zoey Deutch, Zac Efrron, and more!
All of this seemed to wild and delicious for us to pass up, so we will be hosting a 1 time screening of The Room on November 7th at 7:30 pm.
You can see a trailer for The Room Here:
Here is the trailer for The Disaster Artist in Theatres Dec. 1
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