A very special Film/Author Night screening of “The Disaster Artist,” the acclaimed 2017 comedy/drama will be presented in the Library Community Room on Friday, August 10 at 7 pm. The free event will also showcase Greg Sestero, the writer of the acclaimed book that was adapted into a Golden Globe-winning film. The movie, presented by the South Pasadena Public Library and the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library, has been Rated R by the MPAA for language throughout and some brief sexuality/nudity. Special thanks to Videotheque, the Friends of the Rialto Theatre, and 210eastsound.
Greg’s 2013 memoir “The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made” was published by Simon & Schuster and adapted into a Golden Globe-winning film by Warner Bros. It showcases an all-star cast including James Franco, Seth Rogen, Dave Franco, Sharon Stone, Bryan Cranston, and Alison Brie. The hilarious and heartfelt film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 2018 Oscars.
The real life story centers on Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, who meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class. Together they travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true by making Tommy’s personally-funded film “The Room” which surprisingly has become one of the most popular underground cult phenomenon films ever. Fifteen years after the initial limited release of “The Room,” it’s still playing to late night moviegoers in theaters internationally.
Greg Sestero is an actor, producer, model and New York Times Bestselling author. He was born in Walnut Creek, California, raised between the San Francisco Bay Area and Europe, and resides in South Pasadena. 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 on to 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.
At the conclusion of “The Disaster Artist” film, Greg Sestero will conduct a Q & A with the audience and Carl Kozlowski, Arts Editor/Feature Writer/Film Critic for The Pasadena Weekly. Autographed copies of “The Disaster Artist” book and DVD will be available for purchase.
The Community Room is located at 1115 El Centro Street. Refreshments will be served and no tickets or reservations are necessary. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and seats are limited.
Free parking is available in the South Pasadena Unified School District lot at 1020 El Centro Street (entrance from Fairview Avenue between El Centro and Mission) and after noon at the Mission Meridian Parking Garage located at 805 Meridian Avenue adjacent to the Metro Gold Line Station, only one block from the Library.
Upon request made no later than four (4) business days before the event, the City will provide a reasonable accommodation for a qualified person with a disability to have equal access to the event. Please contact ADA Coordinator and Human Resources Manager, Mariam Lee Ko, at (626) 403-7312 or fill out the City’s request form available at www.southpasadenaca.gov and email the form to Human Resources at HR@southpasadenaca.gov