Museum of the Moving Image | 36-01 35 Avenue
The comedian Bobcat Goldthwait has come a long way since his memorable performances as cadet officer Zed McGlunk in the Police Academy movies. In addition to his distinctive high-pitched, manic standup comedy, he has established himself as an impressive writer and director for film and television. His latest film, Willow Creek, playfully subverts the found-footage horror genre, and his critically acclaimed feature, The World’s Greatest Dad, is an audacious black comedy that contains one of Robin Williams’s best performances. Goldthwait will talk about his work in a discussion following a special preview screening of his latest film, Willow Creek. The World’s Greatest Dad will be shown after the discussion.
PREVIEW SCREENING: Willow Creek
Dir. Bobcat Goldthwait. 2013, 80 mins. With Alexie Gilmore, Bryce Johnson, Bobcat Goldthwait. “It’s not a joke, you shouldn’t go there.” That’s what Jim and his girlfriend Kelly are told when they go to Willow Creek, California to retrace the footsteps of a couple who recorded footage of the legendary monster Bigfoot in 1967. Bobcat Goldthwait breathes new life into the found-footage horror genre with Willow Creek—a film that is satirical but also has given us memorable characters… and some great scares.
The World’s Greatest Dad
Dir. Bobcat Goldthwait. 2009, 99 mins. With Robin Williams, Daryl Sabara, Alexie Gilmore. As Lance Clayton, a frustrated writer, and the divorced, mild-mannered father of one of the world’s most unpleasant teenagers, Robin Williams gives one of his strongest film performances. After a shocking event, and his morally questionable response, Lance finds himself at the center of a literary phenomenon.
Tickets: $20 public / $12 Museum members / free for Silver Screen members and above. Order online or call 718 777 6800 to reserve tickets.