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Awesome Fest to fete Bobcat Goldthwait, premieres 'Comic Con'

To celebrate its one year anniversary, the Awesome Fest, a city-wide, year-round film festival, will honor actor/director/comedian Bobcat Goldthwait with a lifetime achievement award on April 26.

Awesome Fest to fete Bobcat Goldthwait, premieres 'Comic Con'

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Happy birthday Awesome Fest!

To celebrate its one year anniversary, the Awesome Fest, a city-wide, year-round film festival, will honor actor/director/comedian Bobcat Goldthwait with a lifetime achievement award on April 26.

The festivities include a a screening of Goldthwait's new film "God Bless America," about a terminally ill man (Joel Murray) who goes on a killing spree with an equally pissed off 16-year-old girl (Tara Lynne Barr). It will be on Video On Demand April 6 and will hit Philly theaters in May 11. The screening will take place at the Ritz Five at 7:30 p.m., free of charge.

Old school Goldthwait fans are in for a treat, as well: The Awesome Fest will also screen "Shakes the Clown," Goldthwait's directorial debut, featuring the actor as a boozy clown accused of murder. The cult classic will be screened at Frankford Hall. Goldthwait will be in attendance for both "God Bless America" and "Shakes the Clown." Check the trailer below:

In addition to the Goldthwait-related events, the Awesome Fest will also host the Philly premiere of "Super Size Me" director Morgan Spurlock's newest documentary "Comic Con: Episode 4: A Fan's Hope," about the massive meeting of the nerds in San Diego, on April 12. 

Inquirer Staff Writer
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