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The Awesome Fest Honors Bobcat Goldthwait with 20th Anniversary Screening of SHAKES THE CLOWN, Carnival/Sideshow Performance, Clown-Themed Burlesque, & More

(PHILADELPHIA, PA) April 24th, 2012 - On Thirsday, April 26th, minutes after The Awesome Fest presents the Philadelphia Premiere of “God Bless America”, the fun continues at Frankford Hall with an after-party featuring an appearance by Bobcat Goldthwait, a carnival/sideshow performance, burlesque dancers, a midnight outdoor screening of Shakes The Clown, & many other special surprises. The doors open at 10pm, and tickets are only $5. Clowns get in for free!

The performance will kick-off shortly after 11pm, and will feature members of The Squidling Brothers Circus Sideshow (creators of Philly’s own Carnivolution), and a special clown-themed burlesque act
from Miss Rose (Bravissimo Burlesque). Bobcat Goldthwait will be in attendance to make an introduction to Shakes The Clown, and take questions from the audience. Out of respect towards the film, please, NO MIMES!

Bobcat Goldthwait is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and film and television director. As a filmmaker, he has created some of the more cutting edge, dark comedies of this generation. His work
includes “Sleeping Dogs Lie”, “World’s Greatest Dad” starring Robin Williams, and his most recent film “God Bless America”, which will have an Awesome Fest hosted free screening at The Ritz Five, earlier
in the evening, at 7:30. The film will be in Theaters May 11th.

About Shakes The Clown:

Dueling gangs of clowns are pitted against each other in this
outrageously finny dark comedy written by, directed by, and starring
Bobcat Goldthwait. Julie Brown co-stars as the hard-working waitress
who stands by her clown. Bobcat stars as Shakes, an amiable, alcoholic
bozo from Palukaville, USA. But after one particularly wild night,
Shakes wakes to find he’s been framed for murder. The hilarious
suspects include a pack of rodeo clowns, a gang of mimes, and an
ambitious party clown with eyes for Shakes’ sweetheart. As unlikely a
superhero as you’ll ever meet, Shakes’ takes to the streets for a
slapstick showdown that blows the lid off the big top. Features
hilarious performances by Adam Sandler and Florence Henderson.

About The Awesome Fest:
We do awesome things with awesome movies. A roaming film series,
recognized for its edgy and unique events and innovative approach to
programming, The Awesome Fest was created as an outlet to bring the
most cutting edge and just plain awesome titles from both the
independent festival circuit, as well as Hollywood\'s finest, to play
some of the most unique venues and non-traditional spaces in the city.
Year round.

About Frankford Hall:
Frankford Hall embodies the spirit of an open-air German biergarten
presented with a modern twist. Set in an industrial structure, the
space creates a unique urban experience for those looking to enjoy a
cold brew and brats of all kind. With 9 beers on tap, 10 more in
bottles and giant, warm pretzels the true essence of Bavaria is
represented at its best in this Fishtown fun spot.

1210 Frankford Avenue Philadelphia PA 19125 – 215.634.3338