by: Jay Carlson – Editor-in-Chief
I’m going to level with you, I’ve been hearing how bananas insane Tommy Wiseau’s The Room is for many years but I never actually felt the need to put it on. It was one of those things that I just kept finding a reason to put off over and over. Why watch a movie universally considered terrible when there are SO many great films I could be watching instead? But people kept telling me it was one of those things I needed to experience.
Then after all the early buzz at SXSW for James Franco’s love letter, The Disaster Artist, chronicling the making of The Room I (sort of) conceded and read Greg Sestero’s book of the same name, which features his firsthand account in helping Wiseau create his bizarre magnum opus that has since gone on to gain a rabid cult following.
While reading the book I grappled with whether or not to view The Room before seeing The Disaster Artist, but it seems as though the decision has been made for me as yesterday I found out that A24 is screening The Room for FREE in Boston on 11/9!
The screening sounds like a blast, with the first 15 people dressed as Tommy or Lisa receiving VIP seating as well as additional prizes available for anyone in costume.
Take a look at the information below for additional details and be sure to download your free passes HERE!
Not in Boston? Check HERE to see if one of the free screenings will be in your neck of the woods.
Seating is first come first served, so be sure to suit up and arrive early. Join me in getting prepped for The Disaster Artist premiering on 12/1!