UPDATE April 8 : This screening is now closed.
As you may have heard, The Awesome Fest is hosting the Philadelphia Premiere of the SXSW hit God Bless America with writer/director Bobcat Goldthwait in attendance. The FREE screening is going down on Thursday, April 26 at 7:30 pm at the Ritz Five. The screening will be followed by an after-party at Frankford Hall that will feature a midnight screening of Shakes the Clown (1991), also with Bobcat in attendance; 10pm doors, $5 admission.
So how can you attend the free God Bless America screening? Well, Cinedelphia is proud to be teaming up with the Awesome Fest to fill the house for this event so here’s what you do: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and whether or not you need a +1 and we’ll put you on the guest list. It’s that easy. Once we’ve reached capacity we’ll start a waiting list. Everyone will be notified within the next two weeks as to whether they are guaranteed admission or are in the standby line. Sound good? And let’s be fair with this one, no e-mailing from multiple accounts under multiple pseudonyms and things like that, I know all of your tricks by now.
God Bless America Synopsis:
After being diagnosed with a brain tumor, Frank (Joel Murray) is about to commit suicide while watching TV. However, as he watches a reality TV show in which a spoiled teenager named Chloe (Maddie Hasson) throws a tantrum over receiving the “wrong car” for a birthday present (a Lexus coupe rather than a Cadillac Escalade), he decides to instead go on a killing spree and rid the world of rude and annoying people, particularly reality TV stars. In Frank’s mind, he only wants to kill people that deserve to die.
While stalking Chloe in preparation to kill her, Frank is spotted and questioned by a teenage girl named Roxy (Tara Lynne Barr). After being threatened into silence, Roxy witnesses Frank killing Chloe, and decides to join him after learning of his mission.
Frank and Roxy’s targets include rude people in movie theaters, a group similar to the Westboro Baptist Church, a person who takes up two parking spaces, and ultimately those at a TV show similar to American Idol.
Author: Eric Bresler
Eric is the Founder/Site Editor of Cinedelphia.com whose additional activities are numerous: Director/Curator of the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (PhilaMOCA), founder of Tokyo No Records, the brain behind Video Pirates, and active local film programmer including the Unknown Japan screening series. He’s served as a TLA Video Manager, Philadelphia Film Society Managing Director, and Adjunct Professor in Cinema Studies at Drexel University. He is shy and modest. Email Eric.