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Oh Hi! Nova’s second anniversary screening of The Room!

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Although I call myself a movie buff, there are some gaps in my knowledge. I’ve never seen Citizen Kane or Casablanca. However, there is one cinematic classic that I’m well-acquainted with. It’s called The Room, I have seen it seven times, and it is the worst film ever made. Don’t believe me? The Nova has been showing The Room weekly for the last two years, and next week’s second anniversary screening is the perfect opportunity to experience true cinematic awfulness.

If I’ve piqued your interest, I should let you know what you’re getting into. The Room was written by, directed by and stars Tommy Wiseau, a man who looks as if he was a Madame Tussaud’s dummy exposed to a blowtorch and sounds like a deaf French person trying to approximate English. It’s difficult to really do the awfulness of The Room justice just describing the plot, which is essentially Tommy Wiseau’s character Johnny being the greatest guy who gets betrayed by people who can’t appreciate him. The brilliance is truly in the dialogue. For example:

‘I did not hit her! It’s not true! It’s bullshit! I did not hit her! I did nooooooot. Oh, hi Mark.’

‘I don’t want to talk about it. Anyway how is your sex life?’

Almost every line is unintentionally hilarious, and if you attend a screening you’ll be treated to legions of fans quoting the film word for badly enunciated word.

The rituals at screenings of The Room are manifold, from spoon throwing to specially prepared drinks to impromptu games of catch. It is truly the best way to experience it. If you have any appreciation of awful cinema, you owe it to yourself to head to the Nova to check it out. This anniversary screening will have its share of veterans, but they’ll welcome any neophytes with open arms and an ‘oh hi!’

The Room Second Anniversary is showing at Cineam Nova on Wed 29 Feb at 8.30pm.
For info and tickets visit www.cinemanova.com.au


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