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Bobcat Goldthwait LIVE with WORLD’S GREATEST DAD!!!


Untangle your eyes; you read that right.

THIS JUST IN! Fantastic Fest presents a surprise special screening of a new feature film written and directed by the comedic steamroller of the '80s and beyond: BOB(CAT!) GOLDTHWAIT, who will be joining us LIVE IN PERSON at the Alamo South Lamar on August 20th for this event.

As those of you who appreciate the finer things will remember, Bobcat Goldthwait = booming, irrepressible source of laughter, bursting onto the film/TV/comedy scene in a flurry of chaotic delivery. From his stand-up to his talking horse epics to his unexpectedly dark comic directorial work STAY and SHAKES THE CLOWN, Goldthwait has never been equaled, and his new film is evidently his finest achievement (which is hard to say considering how much I love his Zed character in POLICE ACADEMY 2 - 4). But the critics are 100% impressed:

"A truly strange comedy that actually has a message hidden beneath its colorfully tacky exterior. Admirably twisted, too."
Scott Weinberg, Cinematical

"Goldthwait wrings tender humanity from disturbing premises, but his scandalously entertaining new satire proves a darker, funnier success."
Aaron Hills, the Village Voice

What's this film about, you ask? Well, as you might expect, it's not your standard upbeat gutbuster, but your gut will bust all the same.

WORLD'S GREATEST DAD is the story about a man that learns the things you want most may not be the things that make you happy, and that being lonely is not necessarily the same as being alone. Robin Williams stars as Lance Clayton, a man who has learned to settle. He dreamed of being a rich and famous writer, but has only managed to make it as a high school poetry teacher. His only son Kyle (Daryl Sabara) is an insufferable jackass who won't give his father the time of day. He is dating Claire (Alexie Gilmore), the school's adorable art teacher, but she doesn't want to get serious -- or even acknowledge publicly that they are dating. Then, in the wake of a freak accident, Lance suffers the worst tragedy and greatest opportunity of his life. He is suddenly faced with the possibility of all the fame, fortune and popularity he ever dreamed of, if he can only live with the knowledge of how he got there.

This plus a Bobcat Q&A and some special pre-film surprises will make this the best August 20th in the history of America.

Tickets to this event go on sale Friday, August 14, at 5:00pm! Get 'em HERE!

Watch the WORLD'S GREATEST DAD redband trailer!

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