Room For Love

Cult-film hyphenate appears in the flesh

Tommy Wiseau might not be a rock star laying down a killer guitar riff or stage diving, but he has emitted a frontman-worthy primal scream of the line “YOU’RE TEARING ME APART, LISA!” in the 2003 film, The Room. The indie-drama-turned-cult-comedy-classic has put its lead actor, writer, director, and producer in the spotlight of The Love is Blind Tour, which stops in Tempe.

To simply call The Room so bad it’s good doesn’t do it justice; it’s more of a slow-burning fever dream, its inadvertent surreality set to quiet storm R&B and noodling Renaissance Faire tunes. The plot ostensibly concerns a torrid love triangle, but with half a dozen minor characters randomly weaving in and out, it’s easy to see how the film’s non-sequiturs -- with visuals that include framed pictures of silverware -- grabs people’s attention.

The shindig, which includes the oddly charismatic Wiseau (of indeterminate Eastern European descent, but preferring to be called American) who will field questions about the film and himself.


Sat., Sept. 4, 8 p.m., 2010
 
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