CS:SF is coming back strong with Joshua Leonard’s The Lie, a dark comedy that premiered at Sundance this year.
We’ve been dying to show you this film.
Based on a T.C. Boyle short story of the same name, The Lie follows Lonnie, a thirty-something husband and young father coming to terms with the fact that he’ll never be a rock star. Rather than face another day at his soul crushing job, he tells a horrible, horrible lie, and hilariously dire consequences ensue.
Now, don’t go judging poor Lonnie. We all tell lies, and we want to hear yours. Write the best – or worst lie you ever told on a postcard. Keep it anonymous, ‘cuz we’ll read the top three aloud at the end of the flick.
Everyone who plays gets a free raffle ticket, and we’ll gather the postcards up, stamp ‘em, and send them to our friends at postsecret.com!
So come through with your postcard lies, and we’ll meet you there with raffle prizes, games, and of course, some cold brews (and new friends). See you there!
HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
TRT 80 min
Written & Directed by Josh Leonard
Synopsis: Once an idealistic young man with artistic aspirations, Lonnie is stuck and doesn’t quite know it. Working at an unfulfilling job, he longs to realize his lifelong dream of becoming a musician.
When his wife, Clover, is presented with a career opportunity that could provide them with the stability she craves (but one that goes against their beliefs), Lonnie cannot muster the resolve to endure another day at work, so he tells a lie—a life-altering lie that he cannot take back.
Thursday, April 21st
Doors at 7:30, Movie at 8
GAFFTA (998 Market St. in the Warfield Building)
This was the first event in our and GAFFTA‘s new space, an actual speakeasy under the Warfield right on Market Street! We love our new underground vibe, and the extra space we’re afforded to fit more of our new friends! Joshua Leonard’s THE LIE was a huge hit, with the themes of ‘dreams deferred’ and ‘reality bites’ going over well with our audience, many of whom balance their own passions and responsibilities in this beautifully inspiring city we call home (and also one of the most expensive in the US).