Our San Francisco Film Society will present a preview Screening of Nice Guy Johnny and also a “Master Class” with director Edward Burns on November 4th 2010 at the Roxie Theater in the Mission District.
All the deets:
3:00 pm Hollywood 2.0
This master class will focus on Burns’s new film Nice Guy Johnny, emerging trends in technology and the newest ways independent filmmakers create and distribute their films. The class will cover all aspects of the independent film value chain, with special emphasis on financing and distribution. Sunil Rajaraman from Scripped.com will facilitate this discussion-style class with Edward Burns (The Brothers McMullen, SFIFF 1995; She’s the One; Sidewalks of New York, SFIFF 2001).
7:30 pm Nice Guy Johnny
Director in Person
Edward Burns (2010)
Sure, she can be a little overbearing sometimes, but Johnny Rizzo loves his fiancée Claire, and he made her a promise: By the time he’s 25, he’ll trade his current dream job as a sports talk radio host (even if it is the 2 a.m. slot) for something that’ll pay bigger bucks. And Johnny’s nothing if not a man of his word. Now he’s flying to New York to interview for some snoozeville job that Claire’s well-to-do dad set up. Enter Uncle Terry, a rascally womanizer bent on turning a day in the Hamptons into a final fling for his nephew. Nice guy Johnny’s not interested, of course, but then he meets the lovely Brooke. . . A master of the modern relationship dramedy, Edward Burns is once again in top form as a writer, director and wisecracking actor. His swaggering bartender Terry is the perfect foil to baby-faced Matt Bush’s (Adventureland) Johnny, and together they’re great at trading Burns’s characteristically sharp dialogue. More contrasts are mined with Anna Wood’s image-conscious Claire and Kerry Bische’s (Scrubs) Brooke, a blonde-haired and bright-eyed free spirit. Burns wraps a summery tone around Johnny’s real crisis: follow through with your promises, or follow your heart? —Nancy Schafer, Tribeca Film Festival.
Written by Edward Burns. Photographed by William Rexer. With Matt Bush, Kerry Bishe, Anna Wood, Edward Burns, Max Baker. 89 min.
Film $10.00 SFFS year-round members, $12.50 general, $11.00 students, seniors and persons with disabilities; master class $15.00 SFFS year-round members, $20.00 general.
For more information and to purchase tickets visit sffs.org.