James Franco’s performance as eccentric filmmaker Tommy Wiseau in “The Disaster Artist” earned him a Golden Globe award, and there’s a nationwide one-night-only showing of “The Room,” the movie it’s about. Ithaca’s Regal Cinema is showing “The Room” at 8pm on Wednesday, January 10th.
The seemingly unintentionally funny 2003 movie starred Wiseau and his friend Greg Sestero, and while it didn’t do well in its initial theatrical release, “The Room” has attained a cult status, frequently selling out midnight screenings.
Franco’s “Disaster Artist,” based on the book of the same name by Sestero, is a drama about the pair’s move to Hollywood and the making of the film, and as over-the-top as the new movie makes “The Room” out to be, the reality was at least as zany.
Whether or not you’ve seen “The Room,” or go check out tonight’s showing, when you see “The Disaster Artist,” make sure to stick around for the final scene after the credits.