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Geeksboro Cinema to screen Hits

by Mark Burger

Actor/writer/comedian David Cross (Alvin and the Chipmunks, Kill Your Darlings, TV’s “Arrested Development” and “Modern Family”) now adds director to his list of accomplishments with his feature debut, the satirical black comedy Hits, which will be screened this Thursday at Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema in Greensboro.

The film, however, is being released in a unique way: it will be screened in over 30 markets on that one night only, and audiences can pay whatever they want to see it. Whether it’s five bucks, five cents or any denomination, whatever they want to pay to see Hits is good enough for the price of admission.

The film, which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, stars Matt Walsh (of HBO’s “Veep”) as Dave, an average working stiff in a small town in upstate New York who unexpectedly becomes a celebrity when his online rants about city government go viral.

Suddenly, Dave is now a hero for the underdog,and amasses a legion of devoted followers along the way.

The film also stars David Koechner, James Adomian, Erinn Hayes, Michael Cera, Meredith Hagner, Jason Ritter, Amy Carlson, Amy Sedaris and Cross’ reallife father-in-law, Russ Tamblyn.

Jason Bailey of Flavorwire hailed the film in his review: “Hits is as mean and cynical as you’d hope. Cross faces the rather challenging task of sustaining a narrative that dislikes pretty much every character that inhabits it. But that’s also what makes the film audacious “” you’ve got to admire Cross’ consistency.”

WANNA go?

Hits will be screened at 10 p.m. Thursday at Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema, 2134 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro. Admission is “Pay whatever you like.” For more information, call 336.355.7180, email movieshowjoe@gmail.com or visit the official Geeksboro website: geeksboro.com.

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