Athena Cinema to host writer and cult movie actor, Greg Sestero of “The Room”


The Athena Cinema will welcome Greg Sestero for a particular occasion titled “Oh, Hello Mark! An Night Inside ‘The Room’ with Greg Sestero.” The night will function two particular screenings of his cult traditional movie “The Room” on Saturday, April 23, with a Q&A previous to every displaying. The screenings will happen at 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

An actor, producer, director and author, Sestero is most generally referred to as the writer of The New York Instances bestseller “The Catastrophe Artist” and for his function because the traitorous “Mark” in the movie “The Room.” Sestero reunited with the creator of “The Room,” Tommy Wiseau, for 2017 and 2018’s darkish comedy thriller “Greatest F(r)iends, Quantity One and Two,” in addition to for his most up-to-date work, “Miracle Valley,” a brand new horror movie through which he makes his directorial debut.

The “so-bad-it’s-incredible” brainchild of the enigmatic Wiseau, “The Room” is revered by followers for its confounding storytelling, over-the-top performances, and nonsensical filmmaking that few movies can dare match.

Retold in Sestero’s e-book “The Catastrophe Artist,” which was later tailored to an Oscar-nominated movie directed by and starring James Franco, “The Room,” began as an earnest try from beginner auteur Wiseau to make a dramatic function movie. The fact on-set was that Sestero and others have been simply as puzzled by what they have been making because the audiences who would ultimately see the completed product.

“The factor with ‘The Room’ is which you can’t actually ever speak about performing since you’re saying stuff you’ll usually by no means say,” Sestero informed podcaster Chris Van Vliet in a latest interview. “I imply, you may’t actually name that performing. We’re surviving that dialogue.”

After a number of years as an underground punchline, “The Room” blossomed right into a wildly common fan favourite after phrase unfold on-line about what a riot it was to look at. Quickly after, boards have been abuzz with musings on the mysteries of its creation and the way the movie acquired made.

As we speak, “The Room” attracts sell-out crowds in theaters because it continues to pique the curiosity of the uninitiated and produce individuals collectively for 91 minutes of wall-to-wall incredulous laughter. For the previous decade, Sestero has fortunately visited theaters all through North America to reply audiences’ most burning questions and introduce the movie that jumpstarted his profession—albeit in a manner he by no means supposed.

“It went past only a function,” Sestero defined. “’The Room’ taught me a lot, it’s launched me to so many nice individuals, and it’s introduced me all over the world… All of that might have by no means occurred, and it’s a film that individuals genuinely love. In the long run, I believe issues have been meant to be.”

Tickets are $15 and will be bought right here.  

For extra info contact Alexandra Kamody, director, Athena Cinema, at kamodya@ohio.edu. The Athena Cinema is one in all downtown Athens distinctive historic treasures. Its mission is to convey the best unbiased movie to Southeastern Ohio and create a shared area for dialogue. For extra on this occasion, go to athenacinema.com/ohhimark. 



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