Web series + dark theater + popcorn. There is really nothing like a little screening of web series with a few hundred fellow online junkies in one of Hollywood’s best theaters. Tonight at 7:30 is your chance to laugh (and possibly cry) together with a sampler of some of the best web series on the internet right now.
Sure, there are heaps of pretty amazing work out there, and for obvious reasons, we can’t screen them all. So this sampler of shows has some standouts from the Streamys, some newer releases that just hit the web, and some series even diehard viewers may have missed. Special guests like Kevin Pollak, Sandeep Parikh, Bernie Su, Illeana Douglas, Mark Gantt and more will be on hand to follow the screening with a brief Q&A with the audience.
Since October 2009, American Cinematheque’s Blows Up the Internet series has been taking the biggest and best in the world of online entertainment—like Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, Funny or Die, Strike.tv, and Crackle.com, and blowing it up on the glorious big screen to sold out crowds at Cinematheque’s world famous historic Egyptian Theater. Join us after the show at Musso and Frank Grill for a drink and mingle with the stars and creators of your favorite web series.
Screening lineup for tonight includes, (subject to some last minute changes):
Between Two Ferns
College Humor: Hardly Working (Animated Episode)
Easy to Assemble: Flying Solo
Eli’s Dirty Jokes
How It Should Have Ended
Safety Geeks: SVI
The Bannen Way
The Bitter End
The Legend of Neil
The Webventures of Justin & Alden
Wreck and Salvage
*And trailers for yet-to-be released web series like The Mercury Men and The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers (The LXD) will be sprinkled into the lineup as well.
Tubefilter’s Best of the Web
Friday, May 7, 2010
7:00 pm (Screening starts at 7:30 sharp!)
The Egyptian Theater
6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles 90028
* all proceeds from ticket sales benefit the American Cinematheque, a non-profit, viewer-supported cultural organization dedicated exclusively to the public presentation of the Moving Picture in all its forms.
Update: Couldn’t make it out on Friday? Want to watch more of what you saw? Check out the full screening list.