Since the last time Greg Sestero visited Music Box, his book The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made won the 2014 Best Non-fiction at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards and is being turned into a major film by Seth Rogen and James Franco, who will direct and star in the adaptation, penned by the team behind 500 Days of Summer, The Fault in Our Stars, and The Spectacular Now.
Dubbed “the Citizen Kane of bad movies” by Entertainment Weekly, filmmaker/actor Tommy Wiseau’s romantic disasterpiece The Room continues to screen to sell out audiences twelve years after its premiere. It is without argument the most mainstream-recognized example of bad filmmaking since 1959’s Plan 9 from Outer Space.
The presentation will be followed by one of the Music Box’s famous midnight screenings of The Room.
Uninhibited by cinematic convention, this quirky cult favorite about lust and duplicity delivers nonstop laughs from beginning to end as the film’s central character (writer-director Tommy Wiseau) discovers that his foxy fiancée, Lisa (Juliette Danielle), is bedding his best friend. Adding to the hilarity are Greg Sestero, who plays the backstabbing buddy, and Carolyn Minnott as Lisa’s materialistic mom.