"Best Worst Movie" Debuts at SXSW!

"Best Worst Movie", Michael Paul Stephenson's exploration of what it's like to have starred in the worst movie ever made (namely, "Troll 2"), just got its premiere date and time! We've been hotly anticipating this title ever since we interviewed Michael over a year ago. The interview by the way, is a great read if you're trying to kill some time this Friday afternoon.

The premiere is going down at this year's "South By Southwest" cultural festival. We should have a review of the film shortly. Until then, here's some information on both the documentary and the debut screening. Catch the trailer for the doc below that.

Is Troll 2 really the worst movie ever made as claimed by IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes? Or is Troll 2, as some would claim, a misunderstood masterpiece that never fails to entertain… a work of genius. On Saturday, March 14th, the 2009 SXSW Film Festival will screen the world premiere of the feature length documentary Best Worst Movie, directed and produced by the child actor from Troll 2, Michael Paul Stephenson.

In the summer of 1989, Italian director Claudio Fragrasso cast small-town dentist Dr. George Hardy and a group of unwitting Utah actors in the ultra-low budget horror film, Troll 2. Soon after the films initial release, Dr. Hardy decided he was better-suited battling tooth decay than goblins. Troll 2 became his first and last movie as he returned to his small-town Alabama dentist office, unaware of the legions of fans that would one day recognize him as a cult movie luminary.

Two decades later, Best Worst Movie, unravels the improbable, heartfelt story of this Alabama dentist-turned-cult movie icon and an Italian filmmaker who come to terms with this genuine, internationally revered cinematic failure. The result is a hilarious and tender offbeat journey and a genuine homage to lovers of bad movies and the people that create them.


SXSW Screenings:

Saturday, March 14th, 9:30 PM at the Alamo Lamar 1

**Following this screening, SXSW will present a special screening of Troll 2

Monday, March 16th, 4:00 PM at the Paramount Theatre
Friday, March 20th at 9:30 PM at the Austin Convention Center

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