Best Worst Movie on screen

A hit on the festival circuit last year, this documentary about the TROLL 2 phenomenon gets a limited theatrical release in a handful of calendar houses around the country. The idea of fashioning a tribute to an obscure shlock film from the 1980s hardly sounds appealing, but the trailer makes BEST WORST MOVIE look extremely amusing, focusing on the experiences of a small-town dentist, whose patients discover, to their dismay, that decades ago he appeared in a movie, one that is now embraced by some camp enthusiasts as the “worst movie ever made.” Whether or not the description is warranted, it leads to a strange sort of celebrity for the former actor as he travels to the big city for revival screening, where he is welcomed like a star. Funny stuff.
BEST WORST MOVIE begins its theatrical run on April 23 in Austin, with subsequent dates in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and more. Check out dates and locations below:

  • April 23: Austin – Alamo Drafthouse
  • May 14: New York City – Village East Cinema
  • May 21: Los Angeles – Landmark Nuart
  • June 4: San Francisco – Landmark Lumiere
  • June 4: Berkeley – Landmark Shattuck
  • June 11: Portland ME – Space Gallery
  • June 11: New York, NY – CInema Village
  • June 11: Dallas, TX – Landmark INwood
  • June 12: Santa Cruz, CA – The Rio
  • June 18: Seattle, WA – Central Cinema
  • June 25, Tucson, AZ – The Loft Cinema (cast and crew in attendance, minimum one-week run)
  • July 2: Washington D.C. – Landmark E Street Cinema
  • July 9:, Nashville TN – Belcourt Theater
  • July 16: St. Louis – Landmark Tivoli
  • July 23: Atlanta – Landmark Midtown Art Cinema
  • July 23: Duluth, MN – Zinema 2
  • July 23: Minneapolis, NM – Landmark Lagoon Theater
  • July 30, Chicago, IL – Music Box
  • August 6: Cambridge, MA – Landmark Kendall Square
  • August 19-21: Tempe, AZ – Madcap Theaters
  • August 24, 8pm: Tuscaloosa, AL – Bama Theatre
  • August 27-28: San Francisco, CA – Red Vic Theatre
  • August 28, 6pm: Houston TX, Alamo West Oaks (followed by TROLL 2)
  • August 27-September 2: Cleveland, OH – Cedar Lee Theatre
  • August 27-September 2: Denver, CO – Starz Film Society
  • September 10-12: Lexington KY – Kentucky Theater
  • September 10-16: Portland OR – Hollywood Theater
  • September 17, 6pm: Sitka AK – Sitka Film Society
  • September 22: Huntington NY – Cinema Arts Centre
  • September 25, 7pm: Montgomer AL – Capri Theatre
  • September 29-30 at New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles (director Michael Stephenson in person; double bill with TROLL 2)
  • October 7: Canadian theatrical release in Cineplex and Empire Theatres in Ontario, Manitoba, Quebec, Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, and Maritimes
  • October 8-9: Oakmont PA – The Oaks Theatre
  • October 13-17 at the Anaheim FIlm Festival in Anaheim, CA
  • October 15 at the FSU Student Life Cinema in Tallahasse, FL
  • October 15 at the Drexel Cinema in Columbus, OH
  • October 29-30 at the Pickford Film Center in Bellingham, WA

For screening updates, check out the official website.
UPDATE: If you’re curious but want to spare yourself the price of a rental, you can watch TROLL 2 for free here.

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