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.
55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA 02144-2908
Director James Gunn hosts an advance screening on Monday March 28 at 7:30pm.
Co-Presented with Independent Film Festival Boston
Free Preview Screening!
Free! First come, first seated so get here early!
(2010) dir James Gunn w/Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Kevin Bacon, Liv Tyler [96 min]
This hilarious, amazingly twisted dark comedy features Rainn Wilson as Frank, a man shattered by his wife’s return to her drug-dealing ex. Donning a (very) homemade costume, Frank turns to a life of crime-fighting to win her back. Applying an absurd realism to masked vigilantes and their sidekicks, SUPER shows us just how messed up the idea of becoming a ‘real-life superhero’ truly is while simultaneously making us cheer for Frank’s alter ego, The Crimson Bolt, and his spunky sidekick Boltie (Page). Do not miss this!!
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40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Writer/Director Tom McCarthy and star Alex Shaffer appear at a screening on Tuesday, February 21 at 7:30pm at the Coolidge.
Screening is presented by IFF Boston.
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Print pass and attend screening.
NOTE: Quantities are limited, so please only sign up for a pass if you can definitely go. Thanks.
Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard St., Brookline, MA 02446
Amber Benson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and other auteurs speak on a panel:
Working Both Sides of the Camera: Actors Who Direct, Directors Who Act
Saturday, April 24th at Noon in Somerville 1
Moderated by Zak Lee.
Somerville Theater, 55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA 02144-2908