TuggTheFatKid.com for a good cause
7/28/2012 3:00:00 PM
Want to see a cool movie, for a good cause, for only ten dollars?
Check out the trailer for Matthew Lillard's directorial debut, Fat Kid Rules the World, based on the best-seller by KL Going.
Winner of the SXSW Audience Award, Fat Kid Rules The World is the story of Troy Billings, seventeen, overweight, and suicidal. Just as he’s about to jump in front of a bus, he’s saved by Marcus, a charming high school dropout/street musician. The two begin an uneasy friendship when Marcus enlists the musically challenged Troy to become the drummer in a new punk rock band. As Troy’s relationship with Marcus grows, Troy’s father becomes increasingly concerned about his son’s new friendship.
If enough people sign up for the screening (we need 50) the film will screen on Wednesday, August 08th at 7:30pm at AMC Chesterfield 14. Once again tickets are only $10.00.
Besides being a cool flick, here is why I'd like you to buy tickets (deadline is this Tuesday!) to ensure this screening happens.
I got this e-mail from Shannon, a listener of my show:
Hey Max, I wanted to share one more bit of information with you that is relevant to our attempt to bring this show to St. Louis. I latched onto it because I personally identified with the book and thought it was an awesome story. Then I shared the book with my son's best friend, Michael (14), who lost his father to cancer when he was 11. He's had to cope with a lot the past few years, including a transition from home schooling to public school. But he's a good kid and he's really come through pretty well, especially since taking up the guitar and drums. And that's essentially what the book is about: Troy Billings is a tall, heavy kid whose mother dies when he's young and in order to cope with her death, Troy turns to music. So, I gave a copy to Michael. That night, he couldn't sleep, so he picked it up and read it all at once, staying up all night to finish it. Michael really identified with the character of Troy, so I talked to KL Going and she sent him and autographed copy, which he thought was incredible. Since then, he's been helping me promote the film, even going with me this past Saturday to post flyers around CWE and the Loop. He's really wanting to see this and I feel like I'm letting him down. I've tried everything I can think of to get people to reserve tickets and not a single person has. Just me and Michael. So, I'm feeling kind of despondent about the whole thing because it ends Tuesday and I'm going to have to break it to Michael. It means a lot to him and I feel like I've really let him down. So, I just want to thank you for giving us one last shot at hitting our goal, and to let you know why your support means the world to me. Peace, Shannon
I interviewed Matthew Lillard on today's movie show, he was awesome, and says he hopes Saint Louis comes together to make this screening happen.
I'm going to buy a ticket, and I hope you do too. I think it would be great for young Michael to see this flick.
Please buy tickets before the Tuesday deadline HERE.