At this late-night screening at the Somerville Theatre, I sat two seats over from director Bobcat Goldthwait's friend of many years, Tony V. [who plays the pedophile in the pancake house, if you must know], which put me in the comedians-giving-each-other-the-business-badinage crossfire. [See below.]
Here's what I wrote on the back of a Brattle Film Foundation membership form about God Bless America:
- "This is a v. violent movie about kindness." - Tony V.
- It's go time.
- Gun Crazy
- Little Murders
- Taxi Driver
- Bonnie & Clyde
- "Oh, Frank would shoot you right in the fucking mouth."
What I remember: Liking it so much that I made a point of recommending it to friends who'd worked for a tabloid that rhymes with Muss Meekly; laughing through the whole Q&A; enjoying Freddie Rumson going vigilante. I later rewatched it with the 'Fesser and Oat Soda on Netflix Instant, and a fine time was had by all.