MAC is pleased to announce that Greg Sestero, co-star of cult classic and independent film: The Room – ‘...A movie that prompts most of its viewers to ask for their money back -- before even 30 minutes have passed...’ (Variety Mag), will be hosting an evening of backstage revelations regarding his bizarre experience, on Monday 18 December at 6pm. His first appearance in a UK tour and only appearance in Birmingham - audiences can also enjoy an homage to the original film, new release: The Disaster Artist, produced by James Franco and Seth Rogen.
This special screening of The Disaster Artist, which is already garnering Oscar buzz, will be introduced by Sestero and will include a look behind the scenes at the making of The Room, a post-film Q&A and book reading. Copies of The Disaster Artist will also be on sale.
Produced in 2003, the The Room – starring, 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. Over a decade later, The Room is an international phenomenon, whose legions of fans attend screenings featuring costumes, audience rituals, merchandising and thousands of plastic spoons.
Greg Sestero, Tommy’s co-star in The Room, wrote The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Film Ever Madeto recount the film's bizarre journey to infamy, explaining how the movie's many nonsensical scenes and bits of dialogue came to be, while unravelling the mystery of Tommy Wiseau. The book became a critical hit and the rights were quickly purchased by producing partners, and fans of The Room, James Franco and Seth Rogen.
In taking The Disaster Artist from the page to the screen, James Franco has transformed the tragicomic true-story of aspiring filmmaker and infamous Hollywood outsider Tommy Wiseau—an artist whose passion was as sincere as his methods were questionable—into a celebration of friendship, artistic expression, and dreams pursued against insurmountable odds. The Disaster Artist is a hilarious and welcome reminder that there is more than one way to become a legend—and no limit to what you can achieve when you have absolutely no idea what you're doing.
Inside the Disaster Artist with Greg Sestero, takes place on Monday 18 November, 6pm. Tickets £12 (£10.90), booked via MAC’s website at https://macbirmingham.co.uk/event/inside-the-disaster-artist-with-greg-sestero www.macbirmingham .co.uk or by calling 0121 446 3232.
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