Gallery 1988: Venice in Los Angeles has a really exciting exhibit opening next month that pays homage to the 2001 comedy Wet Hot American Summer. The opening ceremony on June 10 will feature the film’s director and co-writer David Wain.
Here’s the post on the show from the Gallery 1988 blog:
Gallery1988: Venice will open “Camp Firewood: Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Wet Hot American Summer,” with 60 artists paying tribute to the classic cult comedy. If you’ve never seen Wet Hot American Summer, you are seriously missing out. Since it’s release in 2001, it’s paicked (sic) up quite an audience, and the stars of the movie have picked up some extremely successful careers (Paul Rudd, Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, Jimmy Fallon head writer AD Miles, Amy Poehler, Joe Lo Truglio, Judah Friedlander). Created by the brains behind the MTV sketch show “The State,” this movie is an absurd spoof of the 1980’s sleepover camp (Meatballs-esque) comedy. You can check out the trailer by CLICKING HERE. And we’re insanely privileged to have the movie’s director and co-writer, David Wain, to host the art show! DREAMS DO COME TRUE. AND, we’ll be producing a screening, along with the Q&A podcast with Jeff Goldsmith, but we’ll have more details on that later. If you haven’t seen the movie, it was currently added to Netflix streaming, so you have no excise now. (p.s. it’s NSFW). Then come celebrate the movie’s anniversary with us at G1988: Venice on June 10th, from 7-10 PM.