When a director invites you to a private viewing of his latest feature length movie, you don't turn him down. Especially when this screening takes place at The Balcony Theater where they are known to serve the finest of concessions including....
We did indeed eat and drink all of the above over the course of the day. It began with a spicy bloody mary and a bag of popcorn.
First we watched a 1982 TV Special: Magic with The Stars. I got a huge kick out of watching not only an old school magic show, but also seeing commercials from the 80's. They were quite a hoot. It was fun to note which products are still around - Foldgers Coffee, Bounty paper towels, Coast soap (wait, is Coast still in existence?), Secret (it was strong enough for a man, but made for a women in the 1982 also!) and which products are not - Prell Shampoo, Wilt Hair Dye, more that I can't remember at the moment. They look so ancient. It's incredible. Anyways check out the spread:
Balcony Theater beginning to make a little more sense?! My friends Marc and Lisa set up some comfy lounge chairs, tables, and an old TV on their second story porch. Lisa was working so it was just me and the boys for most of the day. Marc was an excellent host and grilled up some of the concessions.
Another shot because I added fresh dill relish.
And now for our feature presentation: Slip & Fall. Directed by our host, Marc Colucci Slip & Fall is a comedy about what happens when a law student breaks the law to pay for law school.
Danny Cuemdumpstier (Sam Cohen) is dealing with an unfortunate turn of events in his life. He has no money left to pay his last semesters tuition and the miserable dean of his law school (Andrew Divoff) (side note - you know him as Mikhail aka "Eye Patch Man" from Lost) is unwilling to sign a tuition wavier form necessary for graduation. Danny's boss - the school janitor (William Forsythe) a mastermind behind get-rich-quick scams convinces Danny the only way to solve his looming problems is to stage none other than a "Slip and Fall". Danny wrestles his conscience and comes to the conclusion that there might be no other options if he wants to graduate. The antics which ensue as a result, introducing some bizarre characters, are both hilariously acted and brilliantly directed. Having watched and enjoyed other films directed by Colucci it was a pleasure to view his latest feature length comedy - which included real time Q&A and fun pasta. So I'm 1 for 3. (Three Fridays, one restaurant review.) At least I'm keeping with the summer lunch theme even if it's taking on a few new twists. Right?! Life happens. I blog on.