Usually when a film returns to theaters, the event is intended to celebrate a milestone for a major cinematic achievement like 'Citizen Kane' or 'The Godfather.' But that's not the case for the unexpected return of 'Jack' - the dramedy starring Robin Williams as a 10-year-old boy who ages at 4 times the normal rate - is back by popular nonexistent demand this fall.
The notorious dud, which was somehow directed by Francis Ford Coppola, has a 29 percent rating at Rotten Tomatoes after getting panned by critics like Roger Ebert, who was flabbergasted by the inept mess. "'Jack' doesn't want to be a great movie," Ebert said, noting that the script repeatedly sacrifices emotional depth for cheap laughs.
But because it's so widely detested or simply dismissed, 'Jack' has become something of a rescue puppy for Coppola, who will be hosting the screening this October in Los Angeles at The Theatre at Ace Hotel.
"I thought it would be interesting to show what is usually considered my worst film," Coppola said in a statement to promote the screening. He added, "As films are generally like your children, you tend to favor those that are the most disadvantaged."
Afterward, Coppola will host a Q&A alongside fellow director David Lynch. So if it wasn't already weird enough to see the film back onscreen, the presence of the 'Twin Peaks' creator will definitely enhance the strangeness of the event.
And that's basically the point of the arts and culture fest that will be hosting the screening. "The Festival of Disruption wants to disrupt the old bad, and bring in the new good," Lynch - who also organizes the event - said via press release.
This year's instalment also includes RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan rescoring the 1978 martial-arts classic 'The 36th Chamber of Shaolin' using music from his illustrious discography. Jeff Goldblum and his orchestra (yes, he has an orchestra) will also be playing at the event.
Here's the full lineup: