It’s a Disaster will be screened at the Gibraltar Room Tuesday

It’s a Disaster will be screened at the Gibraltar Room Tuesday

Film club to screen It’s a Disaster

It’s a Disaster will be screened at the Gibraltar Room Tuesday, April 22 starting at 7 p.m., back doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The Williams Lake Film Club will present its last regular film of the season next week.

It’s a Disaster will be screened at the Gibraltar Room Tuesday, April 22 starting at 7 p.m., back doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Our last presentation of this year will be the Reel Paddling Film Festival  on Tuesday, May 6. Yes, Williams Lake is now officially part of the world tour.

This brings us to , a 2012 art-house black comedy film written and directed by Todd Berger.

Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, now deceased, saw the play in Los Angeles performed by Second City of Chicago and decided it had to be made into a film.  And he was right. This is an off-beat comedy which will leave you with a lot to think about — once you stop laughing.

Four couples meet for their regular Sunday brunch to exchange their gossip, catty remarks, funny barbs, awkwardly interacting and accidentally saying the exact wrong thing.

So far, brunch as usual.

Then things start to go really wrong.  Phones don’t work, TV does not work. Their neighbour appears at their door in a Hazmat suit, telling them not to leave the house. What happened?  Sirens are wailing on  streets far away.

Their city … America … has been struck by … something. A nuclear plant explosion? A terrorist attack? Is death imminent?

And are they stuck with one another to see out life as they know it? They frantically try to remember what to do.

Inhibitions are dropped, secrets are told, drugs are taken, all barriers are down.

Although this film is about impending doom, it keeps you laughing — and caring. You might even wipe away a tear or two. The film is fast paced, peppered with amusing asides, and full of  genuine surprises. Nothing mushy about this film.

Advance tickets for the Reel Paddling Film Festival are now available at Red Shreds for $12 and will be available at the door for $15. Visit the Williams Lake Film Club on Facebook.

 

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