WORLD’S GREATEST DAD – with guest of honor BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT!
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Saturday, November 12
The 33rd Annual Olympia Film Festival presents
WORLD’S GREATEST DAD
with guest of honor BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT
in person to accept Outstanding Achievement in Directing Award
plus post-film Q&A
$15 general / $10 members
When the son of high school English teacher Lance Clayton (Robin Williams) accidentally kills himself, Clayton writes a fake suicide note to evade scandal. At first uninterested in the death, the school is taken by the letter after it is published in the school paper. Hoping to claim the literary renown he has always wanted, Lance writes a diary too. Fame and intrigue follow and Lance receives the attention he always wished for, if only he can live with the knowledge of how he got there. Directed by Bobcat Goldthwait, World’s Greatest Dad is a smart and seriously twisted dark comedy, featuring Robin Williams in one of his greatest roles. Stick around after the film for a Q&A with the great Bobcat Goldthwait himself!
Director: Bobcat Goldthwait / 2009 / US / 99 min
In the 1980s, Bobcat Goldthwait rocketed to fame as one of the top stand up comedians in the world. His subversive black comedy, distinctive voice and unhinged stage persona resulted in widespread acclaim and eventually landed him the role of Zed in the Police Academy movies. Along the way, he wrote and directed the cult film Shakes the Clown (Martin Scorsese is a fan), toured with and opened for Nirvana (Kurt Cobain was a fan), and famously set Jay Leno’s chair on fire on national television. Not only does Bobcat embody the spirit of punk rock, but he’s only getting better and more interesting with age. Since retiring from stand up, Goldthwait has written and directed a number of films and television series, demonstrating a remarkable range, including Sleeping Dogs Lie, World’s Greatest Dad, God Bless America, Willow Creek and the brilliant documentary Call Me Lucky; episodes of Chappelle’s Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and Maron; and several stand-up specials. He is a true original and we just adore the guy. OFS is thrilled to present Bobcat Goldthwait with an Outstanding Achievement in Directing Award.