Oh hi, Mark. Greg Sestero, star of cult-classic movie The Room — the best, worst film ever made — will be at the Esquire on Saturday, Oct. 22 for a double feature.
The theater will be screening Sestero's new horror, Miracle Valley, which he wrote, directed and stars in. In the film's trailer, we see a photographer and his companion travel to a remote desert community that's hiding a mysterious cult with sinister intentions. Sestero will host a Q&A after the film. Then fans can stick around and watch The Room. The screening of Miracle Valley starts at 7:30 p.m., followed by a screening of The Room at 9:30 p.m.
If you’ve never seen The Room, it’s a 2003 drama starring/co-written by Sestero and director Tommy Wiseau. The movie was so hilariously out of touch with reality due to Wiseau’s creative control that it spawned a cult following akin to The Rocky Horror Picture Show-meets-Mystery Science Theater 3000, where audience participation is mandatory for the proper viewing experience. While Wiseau’s delivery of “You’re tearing me apart, Lisa!” may be paying homage to James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause, it’s so oddly performed and arhythmic that it’s now as recognizable a movie quote as “May the Force be with you.”
Ten years after The Room left audiences chuckling and bewildered, Sestero wrote “The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made.” The memoir was made into a film directed by and starring James Franco in 2017.
Watch the trailer for Miracle Valley:
$20. Esquire Theatre, 320 Ludlow Ave. Clifton, esquiretheatre.com.