You might be in the midst of full blown “Arrested Development” fever, but some temporary relief might be right in front of you with “It’s A Disaster.” The indie comedy has been available on VOD since March, but it’s now headed to theaters and it might be worth a visit down to your local art-house. The concept is simple: four couples meet for Sunday brunch, but are soon left dealing with the fact that outside, the world is coming to an end. Yes, it’s an apocalypse comedy, but one less focused on explosions and more on biting laughs.
In this exclusive scene from the movie, you can get a good sense of tone at play, with David Cross getting into an ethical discussion with Blaise Miller that quickly turns to the absurd and very funny. It’s all part and parcel of a film we called a “slow burn black comedy” and “a darkly hilarious dramedy with heart.” And with an ensemble that also includes Julia Stiles (read our interview with her here), America Ferrara and more, there is more than one reason to track this down.
For those of you in New York and Los Angeles, we have a pair of tickets for each of the cinemas below where it’s playing for some lucky readers.
All you have to do is email with your name and favorite Tobias Funke line from “Arrested Development.” Also, just let us know which date and screening you want to go (click on theater links for showtimes), but here’s a helpful tip: some of the showings will have a Q&A after. The dates for those are below.
Update: Contest closed, winners will be contacted via email.
NYC – Village East
Fri 4/12 – David Cross Q&A following 7:50 pm show
Sat 4/13 – David Cross & America Ferrera Q&A following 7:50 pm show
LA – Los Feliz 3
Fri 4/12 – Todd Berger, Erinn Hayes, cast + crew Q&A following 7pm show; intro and Q&A for 9:45 pm show
Sat 4/13 – Todd Berger, Erinn Hayes, cast + crew Q&A all shows
Sun 4/14 – Todd Berger, Erinn Hayes, cast + crew Q&A following 4:15 pm show; intro and Q&A for 7pm show