Prince Charles Cinema
30 August, 6pm
The Room is a regular fixture at The Prince Charles Cinema. And there is a good reason for this. For The Room is quite possible the worst film ever made, in almost every possible category of filmmaking it is an appalling excuse for a movie. In fact, it is so excruciatingly crap that it has in fact become, over time, a meme-generating cult classic that sells out screenings worldwide, often with the cast and crew (including the mercurial director Tommy Wiseau) attending for Q&As. A clip has been posted below to provide you with the evidence of this.
Now the Prince Charles cinema has the film's star Greg Sestero booked for a discussion of his new memoir about the making of the film: The Disaster Artist, which is itself being made into a film by James Franco and Seth Rogen. The world is a funny place.
Read on, from the PCC site:
Greg will discuss his revealing memoir - The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside the Room, The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made (currently being made into a film by James Franco and Seth Rogen) and recount his experience of working with the enigmatic writer/director Tommy Wiseau on The Room, the film that became a worldwide cinematic legend. The event will feature an original behind-the-scenes documentary about the making of The Room; script and book readings; and an audience Q&A.
(Please Note: This is not a screening of The Room and Tommy Wiseau will NOT be here - please read below for full details)
About THE DISASTER ARTIST.
In 2003, the independent film The Room made an inaspicious debut on a single cinema screen in Los Angeles. Described by one reviewer as -like getting stabbed in the head-, the film gradually developed an increasingly passionate following that savoured its surreal performances, unusual production values and bizarre narrative. Now in its fifth year at The Prince Charles Cinema, The Room has become an international phenomenon that rivals The Rocky Horror Picture Show for cult appeal. Readers need not have seen The Room to appreciate co-star Greg Sesteros account of how a chance meeting with The Rooms enigmatic writer/director/star Tommy Wiseau allowed him to become closely involved in a passion project that would defy every law of artistry, business and interpersonal relationships. The Disaster Audience reveals a first-hand account of what went on behind the scenes of one of the most legendary cult movies ever made: Tommy Wiseaus The Room.