Live in Chicago? Wanna see WORLD'S GREATEST DAD with writer-director Bobcat Goldthwait Q&A? Capone has the details!!!
Published at: Aug. 30, 2009, 10:55 p.m. CST by quint
Hey, everyone. Capone in Chicago here.
There are two films that have been floating through the festival circuit this year that I was determined to show to Chicago audiences. One we'll be showing later in September, and the other is the latest from writer-director Bobcat Goldthwait, WORLD'S GREATEST DAD, one of the darkest and funniest comedies to make it into theaters this or any year. Normally a film with this title starring Robin Williams would have me running for the hills, but do not be fooled. WORLD'S GREATEST DAD is a wicked statement on parenthood and grabbing opportunity whenever you can no matter the circumstances. By my count, Goldthwait as a filmmaker is three for three after his triumphant debut SHAKES THE CLOWN and the little seen but completely satisfying SLEEPING DOGS LIE (and so what if it's the story of a woman's love affair with her dog).
The word "fearless" gets tossed around filmdom a little too liberally I believe, but I'd defend placing that label on Goldthwait, who always manages to find exactly the right devilish tone to tell his stories, and then almost dares you to come check out the results. And I haven't even mentioned the great stand-up work that first got Goldthwait attention beginning in the 1980s. Clearly, the dude knows his fucked-up comedy. WORLD'S GREATEST DAD is his most accessible film, and it's still going to make some people (especially parents) extremely uncomfortable, which is why I'm pleased to announce the exclusive Ain't It Cool News Chicago screening of WORLD'S GREATEST DAD, with Bobcat Goldthwait doing a Q&A with the readers after the film.
The screening of WORLD'S GREATEST DAD takes place Wednesday, September 2 at 7:00 pm at a theater in Chicago (the exact location will only be given to contest winners).
To secure a pass good for you and one guest, send me an email at email@example.com with the subject line "WORLD'S GREATEST DAD". In the body of the email, I need your Name, whether or not you're bringing a Guest (guests' names are not required), and the answer to the following question (read carefully): Give me an example of terrible parenting either inflicted upon you or perhaps some poorly handled situation involving your own kids. Without turning this into a therapy session, keep your answers BRIEF--75 words or less (no matter how tempted you are to go over the limit).
Winners will receive an email from me this weekend with all the screening details. Good luck, everyone! Hope to see you there. And come prepared to bombard Bobcat with questions.