Great Scott! It’s Barry Bostwick shows Martin Kove no mercy in their new short, The Roommates that runs during the short film block, Pinch of Crazy, Touch of Cool during the Saturday Night Social LA Carpool Cinema for the Catalina Film Festival on September 26, 2020.
Remember, we must social distance and there’s no way we can drive that many cars over to Catalina Island, so the founders have come up with an alternative where the festivities will be taking place at the at the Long Beach Scottish Rite Event Center located at 855 Elm Ave. Long Beach, CA 90813.
Along with having his film screened at the Catalina Film Festival, Kove is being honored with the Catalina Film Festival’s Career Tribute Award as he holds roughly 230 credits to his name, starred in two successful film and television series as John Kreese in the The Karate Kid and Cobra Kai, but also as Ericson in Rambo: First Blood Part II.
The Carpool Cinema will feature a Drive-Thru Red Carpet plus a FREE Screening of the 1980s Brat Pack classic, The Breakfast Club.
Along with Kove and Bostwick, Bruce Davison rounds out the Silver Fox trio along with J.C. Henning as the Silver Vixen that is the object of Henry’s (Bostwick) desire. The three men live together in a retirement community where Jerry (Kove) is the obnoxious roommate from Hell, who with his uncouth behavior destroys all potential relationships for Henry and Arthur (Davison).
Arthur and Henry find a loophole in the tenants agreement that if a roommate commits suicide, then they get a paid vacation to help them grieve and a year’s worth of rent paid. If this plot sounds familiar, that’s because it is an elderly version of Dead Man on Campus from 1998 starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tom Everett Scott and Lochlyn Munro…but frankly, who cares? Anything with Bostwick, Kove and Davison is worth seeing, no matter the plotline, especially when you’re in hysterics the entire time.
The short film block, Pinch of Crazy, Touch of Cool during the Saturday Night Social LA Carpool Cinema for the Catalina Film Festival at Long Beach Scottish Rite Event Center located at 855 Elm Ave. Long Beach, CA 90813.
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