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The Lonely Island Double Bill

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  • Sat 15 Jun
  • 210 minutes
  • Director: Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone
  • Writer: AKIVA SCHAFFER, ANDY SAMBERG & JORMA TACCONE
  • Cast: Andy Samberg, Isla Fisher, Bill Hader,
  • USA (2007, 2016)

Synopsis

MIDNIGHT EXCESS is a film programme from SUPAKINO that brings back the thrill of late night movies and subversive double features to London’s alternative cinema scene.


For our third show, SUPAKINO and AMOS LEVIN celebrate American comedy trio THE LONELY ISLAND with a double-bill of unpredictable, jaw-dropping, idiosyncratic comedies HOT ROD (2007) and POPSTAR: NEVER STOP NEVER STOPPING (2016).


THE LONELY ISLAND have left an indelible mark in contemporary pop culture, music, cinema, and the American psyche. With 2 feature films, 3 albums plus a whole bunch of viral videos under their belt, AKIVA SCHAFFER, ANDY SAMBERG & JORMA TACCONE have redefined modern comedy.


Loyal fans and curious newcomers alike are invited to the historic Rio Cinema to celebrate two surreal, weirdly touching, and hilarious cinematic achievements. As usual, there will be clips, music, discussion and giveaways!


HOT ROD (2007) and POPSTAR: NEVER STOP NEVER STOPPING (2016):


AKIVA SCHAFFER, ANDY SAMBERG & JORMA TACCONE started their careers in the online DIY film-making community of pre-YouTube LA, soon catching the attention of networks and studios.


During their meteoric rise to fame on Saturday Night Live, THE LONELY ISLAND signed on with Paramount to direct and star in HOT ROD: the inspiring story of Rod Kimble, a bright-eyed amateur stuntman striving to earn his step-dad’s respect by kicking his ass and pulling off bitching stunts!


As the trio expected, the film bombed at the box office but quickly became a beloved DVD sensation. History repeated itself with the criminally underappreciated POPSTAR: NEVER STOP NEVER STOPPING: a wild, one-joke-a-second, millennial Spinal Tap, following the rise and fall of worldwide pop phenomenon Conner4Real.