Congratulations to Ronnie Bronstein and the rest of the FROWNLAND crew for a great screening last night. The film sold out so hard that at least thirty people were turned away. Note to distributors/exhibitors/whoeverers: there most certainly IS an audience for FROWNLAND, and it deserves some sort of theatrical release in New York City (and beyond). What is wrong with you people??? Lodge Kerrigan's introduction was very sweet, and Ronnie's Q&A proved what a mad genius that man is. My good friend Dave Hodgson described the movie as if Mike Leigh directed a Troma B-movie from 1985. That's the best description I've heard yet.
But that was last night. Tonight brings another exciting event, a joint gallery opening featuring the work of Shannon Lucy (paintings, drawings and other modern artifacts), James Clauer ("The Aluminum Fowl"), and Brent Stewart ("Mister Lonely" Portraits). Those of you who have seen "The Aluminum Fowl" know how dope that shit is. The opening reception is from 6-9 tonight but the exhibition runs through October 13th at the Cynthia Broan Gallery (go here for details).
ALERT!!! NEWS FLASH BULLETIN HEADS UP ALERT!!! David Wingo just called me to say that there is a midnight screening at the Sunshine tomorrow night of TROLL 2, featuring cast and crew members. How had I not heard about this???!!! HOLY GOD YES!!! I'm not kidding when I say that TROLL 2 had as much of an impact on my cinematic education as any movie I have ever seen. The thought of shaking George Hardy's hand makes me feel like a nervous 14-year-old girl about to go on her first date. I will see you there!!!