Brain Candy On 35mm & This Is A Book About The Kids In The Hall Launch!

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CELEBRATE THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF BRAIN CANDY--THE FIRST, AND SO FAR ONLY, FEATURE FILM FROM LEGENDARY TORONTO SKETCH COMEDY TROUPE THE KIDS IN THE HALL.

The screening will be introduced by John Semley, author of the new Kids in the Hall book "This Is A Book About the Kids in the Hall."
Semley will speak to Brain Candy's troubled production history, the effect it had on the troupe's dissolution, and its cult reputation as perhaps the greatest statement of the Kids' alternative, grunge-comedy sensibility. The screening will be preceded by a short program of Kids in the Hall sketches, and followed by a book signing. It's a screening! It's a a book launch! It's a reason to get out of the house!

More about This Is a Book About the Kids in the Hall:

This is a book about the Kids in the Hall — the legendary Canadian sketch comedy troupe formed in Toronto in 1984 and best known for the innovative, hilarious, zeitgeist-capturing sketch show The Kids in the Hall— told by the people who were there, namely the Kids themselves. John Semley’s thoroughly researched book is rich with interviews with Dave Foley, Mark McKinney, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, and Scott Thompson, as well as Lorne Michaels and comedians speaking to the Kids’ legacy: Janeane Garofalo, Tim Heidecker, Nathan Fielder, and others. It also turns a critic’s eye on that legacy, making a strong case for the massive influence the Kids have exerted, both on alternative comedy and on pop culture
more broadly.

The Kids in the Hall were like a band: a group of weirdoes brought together, united by a common sensibility. And, much like a band, they’re always better when they’re together. This is a book about friendship, collaboration, and comedy — and about clashing egos, lost opportunities, and one-upmanship. This is a book about the head-crushing, cross-dressing, inimitable Kids in the Hall.
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By: The Royal Cinema - Toronto

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