2007 / 85 min. /
Director: Gregg Araki
Cast: Anna Faris, John Krasinski, Adam Brody

Allysin Chaynes presents: SMILEY FACE

Your favourite queer screening series is getting a facelift!

TWO QUEENS, A CAMP CLASSIC
FILM, AN ENTIRE FILM OF LIVE COMMENTARY, and of course
A LOT OF ALCOHOL.

WHAT COULD IT BE?
IT’S THE BEST WAY TO SEE A MOVIE!

This month: SMILEY FACE

“The world wasn’t ready for Smiley Face. Director Gregg Araki’s hilarious movie about an out-of-work actress who accidentally eats an entire batch of her creepy roommate’s weed cupcakes opened on a single American screen on November 16, 2007. It ended its short run with a domestic gross of $9,397. Although many critics praised Anna Faris’s lead performance, they also pigeonholed the film as a “midnight movie” or “mumblecore through a marijuana haze.” Most people I mention it to have never heard of it, much less seen it.

That probably explains why Broad City, which began as a web series in 2009 and moved to Comedy Central about four years later, is so often credited with pioneering the female stoner comedy. Smiley Face made such a small impact when it premiered that it’s usually omitted from celebrations of the lady potheads who’ve recently invaded pop culture and timelines of the archetype. No disrespect to Abbi and Ilana—who’ve been making one of TV’s most purely pleasurable shows for four seasons now—but their young, white, overeducated, underemployed, adventure-prone hedonist characters have an obvious ancestor in Faris’s Jane F.” (Judy Berman)

Doors at 7
Movie at 8

$12 EARLY BIRD (limited 150)
$15 AFTER OR AT THE DOOR

ABOUT US: Every month come join Allysin Chaynes, the self appointed Queen of camp classic cinema, B-movies, all around trash, pulp, and all films fabulous, as she guides you through a new mind altering, gut splitting, thigh slapping, spit-take inducing, and even occasionally thoughtful cinematic experience! Every film is a drinking game! The rules are always brand new! An event for the diehard fans of the films and newcomers with fresh eyes alike, Allysin guarantees laughs, tears (from laughter), and something everyone needs, a drag queen commentary track for every film!

Our refreshing, delicious new sponsor the wonderful Woodhouse Brewing Co.! Full Woodhouse Beer bar inside the theatre so you don’t miss a thing!

This is a licensed 19 + event.

Upcoming Screenings:


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