SORRY, BOTH NIGHTS HAVE NOW SOLD OUT. DON'T MISS THE DISASTER ARTIST WHEN IT OPENS ON NOVEMBER 30!
Join author and star of cult sensation The Room, Greg Sestero, when he comes to Perth to present and talk about THE DISASTER ARTIST in special Q&A sessions following the screenings on Sun Nov 19 and Mon Nov 20 at 6.30pm. Come dressed in tuxedo or red dress. Hosted by Tristan Fidler.
James Franco directs this giddy tribute to eccentric filmmaker Tommy Wiseau and his friend, actor Greg Sestero, whose notoriously awful film The Room has become one of the most beloved cult classics of all time (especially at Luna and SX where it has run for six years!)
Since its release in 2003, The Room has captivated cult audiences on the midnight movie circuit with its discombobulated plot, discordant performances, and inexplicable dialogue. Every facet of the film baffles (and beguiles), none more so than the uncanny yet magnetic presence of its eccentric creator and star, Tommy Wiseau, inhabited magnificently in The Disaster Artist by director and star James Franco.
Drawing on the memoir of the same name, Franco chronicles the making of The Room as recalled by Wiseau's friend and reluctant co-star Greg Sestero (played, in a flourish of inspired casting, by Franco's brother Dave). Co-producer and frequent Franco collaborator Seth Rogen plays the foil as the bizarre Wiseau's incredulous script supervisor; also on hand is a cavalcade of surprise comedians and celebrities (no spoilers!), many of whom participate in pitch-perfect recreations of Wiseau's singular vision.
What could have been a mean-spirited mockery of one would-be artist's reach exceeding his grasp instead becomes an empathetic character study that is guaranteed to tear Midnight audiences apart! with uproarious laughter. It is a brilliant comedic portrayal of a Hollywood outsider by a Hollywood insider whose own artistic pursuits have consistently defied easy categorization — and the most sincere veneration of a Z-grade auteur since Tim Burton's Ed Wood.
THE DISASTER ARTIST is already being spoken about as a possible awards-contender.
'Pure genius. A tribute to thosee who dream so big and fail so spectacularly that they actally triumph' New York Magazine
THE ROOM, Tommy Wiseau's cult 'disasterpiece' will screen at Luna on SX on December 3 at 7.00pm hosted by James Palm. Tickets are on sale for these events.
The DISASTER ARTIST Opening Night. Come along and celebrate Opening Night with us on November 30 from 6.15pm at Luna Leederville. Enjoy a pop up bar experience, music entertainment by Harvey Rae playing tunes from 2003 and tasty Siena's pizza on arrival ( whilst stocks last). Film starts 6.45pm. (Supported by Sound Solutions)
SEASON STARTS NOVEMBER 30 AT LUNA LEEDERVILLE + DECEMBER 7 AT LUNA ON SX.