November 29, 2017
Two years ago we welcomed a very special guest into town. Greg Sestero star of the modern cult classic THE ROOM, came down and performed a live script reading and Q&A to a sold out audience which proved to be one of the most popular events we’ve ever put on. Given that it’s our 5 year anniversary, and with the Hollywood adaptation of Greg’s book THE DISASTER ARTIST staring James Franco and Seth Rogen about to hit theatres, we decided there was no better time than the present to bring him into town.
On November 29th Greg will be here once again with a live script reading of the original script for THE ROOM. The live reading will feature a mix of local talent filling the roles as well as audience members selected that night! Greg will also read from his memoir The Disaster Artist followed by a Q&A.
Following Greg’s presentation will be a special Calgary premiere of a new documentary all about the making of THE DISASTER ARTIST (2017) as well as a very special sneak peek of Greg’s new movie BEST F(R)IENDS co-starring TOMMY WISEAU
Praise for Best F(r)iends:
"Wiseau & Sestero! A reunion that fills my heart with pure joy," - Matt Shakman, Director of Game of Thrones, Fargo
"An absurdist presentation of reality that's both alien and true," -Huffington Post
"LYNCHIAN AF... and almost perfect?" -Los Angeles Times
Finally, the dynamic duo that is Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero has reunited for a dream project that will send fans of The Room and The Disaster Artist into paroxyms of unabated joy once more.
A drifter (Sestero) who arrives in L.A. physically unharmed but mentally bruised; his shirt is covered in blood and he seems unable to speak. He ekes out a meager living by begging on the mean Angelino streets and slowly resigns himself to his hand to mouth predicament. One day he crosses paths with a peculiar mortician (Wiseau) who asks for help in exchange for money. It’s not long before the two find themselves engaged in an…unusual yet increasingly lucrative underground enterprise. With more money comes more problems as jealousy, anger and greed start to poison their initially warm, if odd, partnership. Will these best f(r)iends survive the turning tide?
As with all Fifth Reel events we will also have beer for sale in the lobby which you'll be able to enjoy in the theatre while you watch the movie!!
Greg starts at 9:00
Best Friends starts around 10:30
$17 for members of The Fifth Reel/Calgary Underground Film Festival/UofC Film Society
$22 for non-members (Free Fifth Reel memberships will be available inside the theatre for those who want to become members for next time)