'Waiting for Guffman' in Thomaston

Jan 12, 2014
Christopher Guest's "Waiting for Guffman" stars his usual troupe of comic actors.

Thomaston — Thomaston Public Library will host a Saltwater Film Society screening of "Waiting for Guffman" Thursday, Jan. 23, at 6:30 p.m. The title an obvious reference to Beckett's play "Waiting for Godot," "Waiting For Guffman" is a mockumentary film by actor/director Christopher Guest of "Spinal Tap" fame.

The film centers on the fictional town of Blaine, Mo. A group of delusional townspeople, led by the eccentric director Corky St. Clair (played by Guest), are preparing to put on a show titled "Red, White, and Blaine," a musical chronicling the town's history to be performed in honor of the town's sesquicentennial.

The film follows the comically disastrous results of St. Clair's attempts to put on a show with no talent and a shoe-string budget, with musical numbers including "Nothing Ever Happens on Mars," a reference to the town's one-time UFO visitation, and "Stool Boom," a song that explain the town's epithet, "the stool capital of the United States."

The film will be shown in Room 200 of the Thomaston Academy Building, 60 Main St./Route 1; parking is in back of the building. For more information about the Saltwater Film Society, visit saltwaterfilmsociety.org.




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