The good people at the New York Friar's Club Comedy Film Festival want to reward BAD readers just for being BAD readers! So if you live in New York and you read BAD, get hooked up. Scroll down to win free tickets to some of the screenings, and the first 50 BAD readers to apply can get badges to the entire festival at a special Badass Digest rate! Here's how:
As a special consideration to our friends at Badass Digest, the Friars Club is happy to provide up to 50 All Access passes at 65% off (i.e. $35) on a first-come basis -- all you have to do is enter the discount passcode BADASS (all caps) and the pass will get them into all parties at the Friars Club, film screenings and special events throughout the festival October 24-27, space permitting.
Passes can be bought at this link.
A full listing of the events is up at the website, and here are a few of the highlights:
Opening Night - "It's a Disaster" starring Julia Stiles, David Cross and America Ferrera;
Centerpiece - "Price Check" starring Parker Posey;
Closing Night - "Lay the Favorite" starring Bruce Willis and Vince Vaughn among others;
Alex Karpovsky, one of the leads of the new HBO hit "Girls" will be joining us in person in connection with his new film "Red Flag" on Saturday 10/27!;
Comic Eddie Pepitone is expected in person in connection with the documentary "The Bitter Buddha" on 10/25.
Filmmakers and cast expected in connection with most of our films, including the opener and centerpiece!
A little more about the festival:
THE FRIARS CLUB COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL (FCCFF) is a star-studded celebration of the comedy genre in the heart of vibrant New York City. Known widely for its roasts and "100 years of antics," members of the Friars Club include the industry's top comedians and entertainers, from Frank Sinatra to Billy Crystal, and Whoopi Goldberg to Jerry Seinfeld. The Friars Club introduces FCCFF to foster the next generation of comedy filmmakers, to offer comedic filmmakers a platform for presenting their work, and to fill a void by paying tribute to a genre that often gets overlooked.
FCCFF promises four days of films, networking, parties, and laughter, and offers filmmakers the opportunity to introduce their work to leading executives, comedians, and industry professionals. The Festival's Board of Advisors alone offers a virtual who's who in film and comedy.
AND! We're holding a giveaway of five pairs of tickets to the following films:
The opening night film, Todd Berger's It's A Disaster at 7:00 PM on Wednesday Oct 24, Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College:
In this doomsday comedy, four couples meet for Sunday brunch and find themselves stranded in a house together as the world may be about to end. When Tracy Scott (Julia Stiles) decides to introduce her new beau Glenn (David Cross) to her three friends Hedy (America Ferrera), Emma, and Lexi and their significant others, her biggest fear is whether or not her friends will approve of her new relationship, little does she realize that’s the least of her worries. Before long the couples find themselves in the midst of an apocalyptic disaster, catching them all off guard. One thing is clear; these four couples aren't going to let the potential end of the world get in the way of the relationship issues they all need to work out.
Steven Feinartz's Bitter Buddha - with comedian Eddie Pepitone in attendance! - at 8:00 PM on Thursday Oct 25, Cantor Film Center at NYU:
The Documentary takes an unconventional journey with a true “comic’s comic”. For a few decades, Eddie Pepitone has proven to be a startling force in the alt-comedy scene. Within “The Bitter Buddha” we follow Eddie as he deals with a middle-age career surge, while struggling with self-doubt, sobriety, and a challenging family history.
Original animation, stand-up comedy and engaging interviews with Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman, Marc Maron and others help us gain insight into the life of a beloved career comedian known as “the guitarist that all the other guitarists go to see.” As one of the best-kept secrets in the scene, Eddie Pepitone is documented in this unhinged portrait of creativity, enlightenment and rage.
And Michael Peterson's Lloyd the Conqueror at 6:45 PM on Friday Oct 26, HBO Theaters:
Three male college students, must do battle against Derek the Unholy (Mike Smith), a dark wizard who is determined to hold onto his title as champion of the Larpers. Co-starring Brian Posehn.
So! Here's how you can get tickets. Email me at [email protected] with the subject line "FCCFF Tix" and with your name and which screening you'd like to attend. I'll reply and let you know if you've won a free pair of tickets to the screening of your choice!