Hard times for the gang at the Monarch: a one-screen movie theater bringing the best in vintage and cult cinema to the masses, or more often, four nerds and a couple of kids who ought be in school. With a multiplex about to open just down the street, Gabby (Zakareth Ruben) decides it's time to smell the coffee, sell up and cut out. But her brave team of dedicated concessionaires, led by uber-geek Scott (David Blue), refuses to give up. Surely there must be some way to keep the dream alive?
The feature directorial debut from actress America Young is an engaging slacker comedy peppered with goofy movie parodies executed with tender, loving care on a shoestring budget (everything from Batman to Casablanca, Star Wars to Conan the Barbarian-and that's just the first five minutes). On top of that you get celebrity cameos (Stan Lee, Dan Lauria), a treasure trove of pop culture trivia, and a not-entirely-inaccurate elegy for a breed of plucky repertory movie houses dying a slow death through inattention and digital streaming.
|Running Time:||88 minutes|
|Premier Status:||World Premiere|
|Producers:||Zakareth Ruben, Ron Cohen, Jason Dibler, April Wade|
|Principal Cast:||David Blue, Talia Tabin, John M. Keating, David A. Cooper, Stan Lee|
|Screenwriter:||Sam McCoy, America Young, John M. Keating|
guests in attendance
America Young – Director
David Blue – Actor
Talia Tabin – Actor
John M. Keating – Actor