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     WORLD'S GREATEST DAD
U.S.A., 2009, 98 mins, Color (Sexual Content, Violence, Adult Content, Language, Nudity)

MIDWEST PREMIERE

Director/Screenwriter: Bobcat Goldthwait
Executive Producers: Edward H Hamm Jr., Jennifer Roth
Producers: Tim Perell, Howard Gerter, Sean McKittrick, Richard Kelly
Coproducer: Sarah de Sa Rego Cinematographer: Horacio Marquinez
Editor: Jason Stewart
Composer: Gerald Brunskill
Cast: Robin Williams, Alexie Gilmore, Daryl Sabara

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OFFICIAL SELECTION
2009 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL


As the saying goes, be careful what you wish for. In World's Greatest Dad, an adult dark comedy, Lance Clayton (Robin Williams) discovers that what he covets most in life may not be what makes him happy, and being lonely is not necessarily the same as being alone. Lance is a high school poetry teacher who dreams of becoming a rich and famous writer. A single father, he tries desperately to connect with his teenage son, Kyle (Daryl Sabara), an insolent, hormone-raging smartass who defies his dad at every turn. Lance exercises his own hormones with Claire (Alexie Gilmore), a painfully adorable art teacher who may have her eyes on a bigger prize. After a freak accident, Lance suddenly faces both the worst tragedy of his life, and the greatest opportunity. Determined to make lemonade from life's lemons, Lance treads a path that could land him everything he's ever dreamed of, as long as he can live with the knowledge of how he got there. Alexie Gilmore is cheeky and Daryl Sabara is droll incarnate but it's the outstanding performance by Robin Williams that propels World's Greatest Dad.
    --Courtesy of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival
Bobcat Goldthwait
Bobcat Goldthwait wrote and directed Shakes the Clown, Sleeping Dogs Lie and his latest film, World’s Greatest Dad. He has also directed many television shows including “Chappelle's Show,” “The Man Show,” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” As a comic, he has starred in 3 HBO specials and had appeared on “The David Letterman Show” by the time he was 20 years old. As an actor he has appeared in innumerable embarrassing movies and was huge in the 80’s. He greatly prefers directing.
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          CHICKEN OF GOD
Australia, 2008, 8 mins, Animated (Family Friendly)

MICHIGAN PREMIERE

Director: Frank Woodley

There is only one chicken surviving on their drought-stricken farm and Yirri wants to eat it. But Teresa sees the face of Jesus in the chicken’s comb, and the pair’s vineyard becomes the site of an adventure of biblical proportions.

 
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