Post-Premiere party at HeadQuarters
"Just watch the damn thing!" was how writer-director Robert D. Siegel introduced Big Fan, his latest big screen effort (and directorial debut) about a self professed "world's biggest Giants fan" named Paul Aufiero (Patton Oswalt) whose life takes an unexpected turn upon a chance encounter with the team's star quarterback. In a strip club called HeadQuarters.
And really, what more of an introduction do you need from the screenwriter of The Wrestler? The likes of director Amy Heckerling, comedian Todd Barry, NHL Stanley Cup winner Jim Dowd, former Giants players Howard Cross, Superbowl MVP OJ Anderson, and "The Touchdown Maker" Stephen Baker packed the theatre to capacity, eager to watch this budding auteur's latest ode to misfits, loneliness, and alienation.
And the result did not disappoint. Like Darren Aronofsky's The Wrestler, Big Fan is an intimate character study more than anything else, filtered through what I ... Read More