Responsible for some of the worst critical reviews of all time, but with brisk DVD sales and status as an underground cult classic, audiences can’t seem to decide whether The Room — written, directed, and starring filmmaker Tommy Wiseau — is brilliant or an abomination. Centered on a love triangle between banker Johnny (played by Wiseau), his wife, and his best friend, the film is filled with non-sequiturs and abandoned plot threads. Whether an example of avant-garde outsider art or simply an awful movie, you just have to see this one.
Two things from the get go: First: Your library can be (and always has been) a reliable source of cultural programming that can enrich the community. That can be author talks, it can be craft activities for kids, but it can ALSO engage the local music scene in very interesting ways…What I mean is, the
Ann Arbor based filmmaker’s latest documentary features Michigan musician/horror novelist Scott Allen spent a dozen years in the music scene, primarily with post-punk quartet Thunderbirds Are Now….but now…he’s getting into film. Documentary film, specifically. A Livonia native, Allen moved to Ann Arbor seven years ago to work for Automobile Magazine. While this fatefully aligned
Local musician Rick Coughlin founded Grove Studios in late 2016 with the goal of establishing it as a community space for musicians—by musicians! The Grove team’s idea, with an architectural vision of Breck Crandell, was for a compound of individual artists’ rehearsal spaces comprised of a fleet of shipping containers. Coughlin’s efforts have been aided by the