Gesa Power House Theatre will host the Washington Premiere of the 2017 independent film "A Very Sordid Wedding" on Friday, September 25 at 7:00 p.m. Two of the filmmakers, Del Shores (writer/director) and Emerson Collins (producer/actor) will be in attendance.
"A Very Sordid Wedding" (2017) is a direct sequel to "Sordid Lives" (2000) and takes place seventeen years later in the same small Texas community with many of the same memorable characters.
As the sordid saga continues, an anniversary memorial service is being planned in honor of Peggy at Bubba’s Bar while the Southside Baptist Church is planning an "Anti-Equality Rally" to protest the advancement of same-sex marriage. Both events are to take place on the same night, so the cast of colorful characters are all on a collision course for shenanigans and fireworks!
As the original film dealt with coming out in a conservative southern world, "A Very Sordid Wedding" explores the questions, bigotry and the fallout of what happens when gay marriage comes to communities and families that are not quite ready to accept it. Bigoted “religious freedom,” marriage equality and cultural acceptance are all explored with Del Shores’ trademark approach to using comedy and his much-beloved "Sordid Lives" characters to deal with these important current social issues and the very real process of accepting your family for who they are instead of who you want them to be.
"A Very Sordid Wedding" is unrated, but does contain adult language and situations. Recommended for 18+. The film runs 1 hour 50 minutes and will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.
Reserved seating tickets ($20 Adults, $15 Students - for both films) will be available to the public on Saturday, July 29 at www.phtww.com or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. A $40 VIP Package is also available with tickets to both films, private meet and greet reception with the filmmakers.