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19th of January 2018


The Room, beloved bad film, to get a 600-theatre release for one day | Toronto Star

By Annie ArnoneStaff Reporter

Tues., Dec. 19, 2017

The 2003 film The Room — arguably the world’s most beloved bad film, whose creation is depicted in James Franco’s The Disaster Artist — will screen in 600 theatres across the United States for one day next month, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Tommy Wiseau’s cinematic creation will, according to the publication, be shown at 8 p.m. local time on Jan. 10. Now commonly referred to as one of the worst movies ever made, it follows a messy love triangle between Johnny (Wiseau) his friend Mark, (Greg Sestero) and girlfriend Lisa (Juliette Danielle).

The Room’s many flaws — in its script, filming, editing and more — did not stop its creator from initially screening it in 2003 in Los Angeles and New York, reportedly in order to qualify for the Academy Awards. But those flaws endeared it to a cult audience that grew over the years as the movie’s legend spread.

Wiseau touted the wide-release news by tweeting, “14 1/2 years ! Never give up !”

The Hollywood Reporter adds that the Jan. 10 screenings will include an extra treat for fans: Wiseau and Sestero will also be making a reappearance together in their new film Best F(r)iends — a story of a man, a lonely mortician and their journey together.

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Small cinemas in Toronto have long screened The Room regularly, where audience members are often found in attendance with plastic spoons, to pay homage to the horrible spoon painting seen in the film, but Jan. 10 day will be the first big-screen wide release for Wiseau.

“It’s really great because it’s going to tackle the other areas where people aren’t aware of the room still,” Wiseau told The Hollywood Reporter. “I’ve never called it a cult phenomenon, or whatever they call it, I call it a free expression.”

The Disaster Artist — a recent adaptation of a co-star’s book about The Room was released in theatres last month, starring James Franco and brother Dave Franco.

James Franco directed and stars in The Disaster Artist. The film, which made its world premiere at TIFF, is about the making of the 2003 cult classic, The Room. (New Line Cinema/ A24/ Elevation Pictures/ TIFF) Read More

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