“Oh, hai Mark!”
Join us at the Rio Theatre with host Greg Sestero – immortalized as “Mark” in the pop-culture phenomenon THE ROOM and author of the best-selling memoir THE DISASTER ARTIST – for a full night of conversation and laughs featuring a double bill screening of both THE ROOM and an exclusive advance screening of Greg’s latest collaboration with auteur Tommy Wiseau, BEST F(R)IENDS! Get ready to learn everything you ever wanted to know about THE ROOM from an interactive Q&A (as well as a THE DISASTER ARTIST book signing and meet n’ greet) with Greg, maybe participate in one of the Rio’s legendary live audience script readings, and meet some very special guests…
As always, expect a few surprises and of course – lots of spoons!!!
(FYI: In November of 2013, Greg Sestero hosted THE ROOM and talked about his memoir, THE DISASTER ARTIST, at the Rio Theatre when actor James Franco – in town shooting THE INTERVIEW – attended his very first ever screening of the film. The two met that night, and the rest is, as they say, is history!)
*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service. Sorry, no minors.
**Sorry, Rio Theatre Groupons and passes not accepted for this event.
BEST F(R)IENDS (Justin McGregor, 2017 / 108 mins) When a drifter (Greg Sestero) is taken in by a peculiar mortician (Tommy Wiseau), the two hatch an underground enterprise off the back of the mortician’s old habits. But greed, hatred, and jealousy soon come in turn, and their efforts unravel, causing the drifter to run off with the spoils and leaving the mortician adrift. An expedition across the South West introduces wild and crazy characters through a series of twisted and dark foibles as both men learn a valuable lesson about friendship and loyalty.
“Finally, the dynamic duo that is Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero has reunited for a dream project that will send fans of The Room and The Disaster Artist into paroxyms of unabated joy once more.
A drifter (Sestero) who arrives in L.A. physically unharmed but mentally bruised; his shirt is covered in blood and he seems unable to speak. He ekes out a meager living by begging on the mean Angelino streets and slowly resigns himself to his hand to mouth predicament. An evening of work turns into a regular gig for the drifter, who finds himself warming up to this odd man with odder habits. One day he crosses paths with a peculiar mortician (Wiseau) who asks for help in exchange for money.