Arc Out Loud: The Room
Continuing our series of interactive, ‘out loud’ screenings. Some films deserve hushed reverence and quiet contemplation... these are not those films.
The Room - D. Tommy Wiseau; 2003, M, 99 mins, USA
Named ‘the Citizen Kane of bad movies’ by Entertainment Weekly, The Room is the work of the enigmatic writer-director-producer-star Tommy Wiseau.
A cult hit sensation, be prepared to throw spoons, sing along to ‘You Are My Rose’, hiss, boo, and yell ‘You’re tearing me apart, Lisa!!!’.
Whether this is your first viewing (we’ll help you out with the cues) or your hundredth, come have some fun – the spoons are on us.
'To make a movie that's so bad it's good you need vision, drive, luck and obsessive vanity. Fortuitously, The Room's writer-producer-director-star Tommy Wiseau appears to possess all of these qualities, combined with a total lack of acting talent' – The Guardian
'As someone who's watched more bad movies than you can imagine, I'm mostly immune to the so-bad-it's-good aesthetic, though I can see how, viewed in a theatre at midnight after a few drinks, this might conjure up its own hilariously demented reality' – Chicago Reader