What a story, Mark. The story of an eccentric man of mysterious Eastern European origins who wrote, financed, directed and starred in “The Room,” what some consider to be the worst movie ever made. That man is Tommy Wiseau, who plays Johnny, an all-American banker in San Francisco who ends up feeling betrayed by everybody and fed up with this world.
Filled with gratuitous sex scenes that prominently feature Wiseau’s derrière, bizarre dialogue, poor acting and many other lovably bad choices by Wiseau, “The Room” has become an interactive cult classic a la “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” That led to a book on the making of the movie, by co-star Greg Sestero, which was adapted into the Golden Globe-winning film “The Disaster Artist” starring the (possibly problematic) James Franco.
Tonight, and tonight only, is the cherry on top for Wiseau, the night where his vision will be screened nationwide. Near Baltimore, you can see the brilliance of “The Room” at Cinemark Towson, AMC Owings Mills 17, AMC Columbia 14, and Cinemark Egyptian 24 at Arundel Mills, UA Snowden Square in Columbia, and Regal Bel Air Stadium 14, at 8 p.m. Tickets are going fast.