Actor Tom Lenk (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Cabin in the Woods, Transformers) appears at the Brattle Theatre on Saturday April 4, 2015 at 2:30 PM to host a screening of NERDGASM. Presented as part of the Boston LGBT Film Festival. Tickets are available at the link…
About NERDGASM: Directed by Andrew Putschoegl. 87 min. USA.
Actor/comedian Tom Lenk has been a nerd all his life; on stage, on screen, and in reality. Known for his comedic roles in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Cabin in the Woods,” “Transformers,” and “Much Ado About Nothing,” Tom attempts to fulfill a lifelong “drama geek” dream to perform his live solo comedy show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, the largest and most famous theater festival in the world. Part “dorkumentary,” part concert film, NERDGASM takes us behind the scenes of Tom’s unusual, exciting and sometimes lazy approach to creating a non-traditional “one man show” – from practice shows in L.A.’s low-rent Theater Row to grandiose and historic British venues. Throughout the trip Tom tries to satisfy his own personal Scotland-centric geeky cravings for Harry Potter, underground cities, Loch Ness Mythology and delicious sausage rolls. Tom’s fun-loving and neurotic persona is put to the test on stage, in the Scottish Highland wilderness and in the “Buffy” themed memorabilia room at the home of his biggest local Edinburgh fan. Language: English
The Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Director Bobcat Goldthwait screens his new film at the Somerville Theater on Saturday April 28, 2012 at 10:15pm.
Part of IFF Boston. Get tickets ($15) here.
Frank (Joel Murray, Mad Men) is fed up, sick of how the relentlessly cruel superficiality of reality television and political talk shows has seeped into everyday life. He’s had it with his next-door neighbors, who bicker and spout ill-informed opinions at all hours of the night. He’s tired of hearing his coworkers mindlessly repeat the most trivial celebrity gossip and obsess over the latest fads. It’s enough to give a guy a headache. But when his doctor informs him that his headaches are caused by a terminal brain tumor, Frank decides he may as well take out a few of the most repugnant members of society before he dies. Then he meets Roxy, a sweet-faced, petite teenager whose disgust over the collapse of American society might actually outmatch his own.
Writer, director, and comedian Bobcat Goldthwait (WORLD’S GREATEST DAD, IFFBoston 2009) brings his trademark acerbic wit to his latest black comedy. Gleefully misanthropic, GOD BLESS AMERICA skewers our media-obsessed, self-centered, materialistic culture with an over-the-top vigilante fantasy.
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