I had the privilege of being invited to a prescreening of Roller Town, a new movie from the hilarious folks over at Picnicface. If you’re unfamiliar with the name, you may be familiar with their television programme or their famous internet viral videos. Yes, the masterminds behind ‘POWERTHIRST‘ have made the jump to the big screen, and at the risk of sounding cliché I’d have to say they made a splash.
Comedically, this 70s era roller disco romance is everything you’d expect from a good viral video. It’s over the top, gross, nonsensical and damn funny. They were able to pack so many jokes in to the movie WITH a great story. Top all that off with a great soundtrack featuring original music from fellow Halifaxian Rich Aucoin, and you’ve got quite the Canadian indie film.
Seriously folks, skip the high budget american comedies this Friday night, keep them loonies in Canada and send a message that disco is forever!!!
Watch the Roller Town trailer