Update: location changed to Big Daddy's Burgers and Bar
To celebrate the one-year anniversary of this Meetup group we will have our first Cinema Terriblé Essentials Meetup!
Instead of having our usual bring-your-movies-and-let's-vote-on-two-to-watch Meetup, the group organizers have selected two must-watch movies from the bad movie canon.
We'll start off with Troll 2.
A family vacationing in a small town discovers the entire town is inhabited by goblins in disguise as humans, who plan to eat them.
(disclaimer: there are no actual trolls in this movie.)
Since we will save the time we usually devote to voting, we will have themed birthday cake and socializing in between the two movies!
Next up will be The Room.
Johnny is a successful banker who lives happily in a San Francisco townhouse with his fiancée, Lisa. One day, inexplicably, she gets bored of him and decides to seduce Johnny's best friend, Mark. From there, nothing will be the same again.
Here's a trailer (and don't be fooled by auteur Tommy Wiseau's labeling it as a "black comedy," he was not laughing when he made it).
After the movies are complete, we will give away these special raffle prizes!
Best Worst Movie (2010)
BEST WORST MOVIE, directed by Troll 2's once-disgraced child star, Michael Paul Stephenson, unravels the stories of these unforgettable real-life characters and the colorful army of devotees who continue to revel in the film's perfectly flawed brilliance. At the center of this celebrated documentary is the improbable story of a small-town Alabama dentist-turned-cult-movie-icon, and an Italian filmmaker who comes to terms (or doesn't) with his internationally revered cinematic failure.
The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made
The Disaster Artist is Greg Sestero’s laugh-out-loud funny account of how Tommy Wiseau defied every law of artistry, business, and friendship to make “the Citizen Kane of bad movies” (Entertainment Weekly), which is now an international phenomenon, with Wiseau himself beloved as an oddball celebrity. Written with award-winning journalist Tom Bissell, The Disaster Artist is an inspiring tour de force that reads like a page-turning novel, an open-hearted portrait of an enigmatic man who will improbably capture your heart.
We'll give you a raffle ticket just for showing up!
If you want to improve your odds, we'll give you an extra raffle ticket:
- For each new friend you recruit to join the meetup group (leave a comment with the member's name).
- For every $1 you donate (we'll have a donation jar).
We've come a long way in our first year. With your support, we can make our meetup group even bigger and better.
Remember that although the restaurant does not charge us a fee for the room, they do expect us to spend $, so please plan on ordering something. It's a full-service restaurant but they provide separate checks.
Thanks and we are looking forward to seeing you all!