March 6, 2018, 7:00 P.M.
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Outside the Box [Office] and Summit Pictures invite you to attend a special preview screening of
Directed by Justin MacGregor
Screenplay by Greg Sestero
Produced by Greg Sestero, Justin MacGregor and Kris MacGregor
Starring Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero
Followed by a Q&A with Greg Sestero, Paul Scheer,
and Tommy Wiseau
7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, March 6th, 2018
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVPs REQUIRED.
"Wiseau & Sestero! A reunion that fills my heart with pure joy," - Matt Shakman, Director of Game of Thrones, Fargo
"Sensational. Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero are just plain great in Best F(r)iends."- Neil Hamburger, comedian
"An absurdist presentation of reality that's both alien and true," - Huffington Post
"LYNCHIAN AF... and almost maybe...perfect?" - Jen Yamato, Los Angeles Times
"Words escape me!" - John Carney, acclaimed director of Sing Street
About Best F(r)iends
"Imagine a movie so incomprehensible that you find yourself compelled to watch it over and over again. You become desperate to learn how (if) on earth it was conceived: Who made it, and for what purpose?" -- Greg Sestero, The Disaster Artist
15 years after making The Room...They're back!
Best F(r)iends is a new feature film from the NY Times Bestselling author of The Disaster Artist, and starring the creator of The Room.
Finally, the dynamic duo that is Greg Sestero & Tommy Wiseau reunites for a dream project that will send fans of cult favorite THE ROOM into paroxysms of unabated joy. Sestero plays a drifter who arrives in L.A. physically unharmed but mentally bruised and winds up begging on the mean Angeleno streets. He is resigned to a hand-to-mouth existence until he crosses paths with a peculiar mortician (Wiseau), and an evening of work turns into a regular gig for the drifter. The two find themselves engaged in an unusual yet increasingly lucrative underground enterprise, but as the money rolls in, jealousy, anger and greed start to poison their initially warm, if odd, partnership. Will these best f(r)iends survive the turning tide?
Provided courtesy of Summit Pictures. Not rated. Running time: 99 minutes.
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About the Guests
GREG SESTERO (Writer, Producer, Cast)
Greg Sestero is an actor, producer, model and New York Times Bestselling author. He was born in Walnut Creek, California and raised between the San Francisco Bay Area and Europe. He is fluent in both French and English.
At the age of 17, Greg began his career in entertainment by modeling in Milan for such designers as Valentino and Armani. Upon returning to California, Greg went onto pursue acting and appeared in several films and television shows before co-starring in the international cult phenomenon The Room. Greg's many passions include film, sports, nutrition, animals, and traveling.
Greg's memoir The Disaster Artist is now a Golden Globe-winning film by Warner Bros. featuring an all-star cast starring James Franco, Seth Rogen, Dave Franco, Sharon Stone, Bryan Cranston. The Disaster Artist has also been nominated for an Academy Award for best adapted screenplay at the 2018 Oscars.
PAUL SCHEER (Cast)
An actor, writer and producer. Starred in The League. He co-hosts the popular film discussion podcast How Did This Get Made? alongside Jason Mantzoukas and June Diane Raphael. He is a recurring actor on the HBO comedy Veep and the ABC comedy Fresh Off the Boat. Scheer will helm a TV reboot of Galaxy Quest for Amazon.
TOMMY WISEAU (Cast)
A Hollywood legend who wrote/produced/starred in one of the biggest cult films in the last 40 years. The Room is known as the best worst movie ever made and has screened worldwide for the past 15 years. Best F(r)iends is Tommy's first feature film since The Room.
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Check-In & Reservations
This screening is free of charge and open to the public. Please bring a valid USC ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 6:30 P.M.
All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. The RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.
The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $12.00 at the USC Royal Street Entrance, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & Royal Street. We recommend the USC Royal Street Structure, at the far end of 34th Street. Limited street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.
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