Disclaimer: the contributor of this and his wife run Movies on a Big Screen, Sacramento’s weekly screening series of documentaries, general independent film, classics and cult titles. The following is blatant self-promotion of a MOBS event.
On Friday, March 27, 2009, at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM, Movies on a Big Screen will be presenting, “I Think We’re Alone Now,” an intimate look at, well, two stalkers of Tiffany, the 80’s mall pop star. In an interesting turn of events, it looks like Jeff Turner will be out for a Q&A as well.
The film premiered at Slamdance and has played to audiences around the world, as well as numerous screenings in the US including a recent run at the legendary Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, TX.
About the film:
Every celebrity deals with his or her share of obsessed fans. "I Think We’re Alone Now" is a documentary that focuses on two individuals, Jeff and Kelly, who claim to be in love with the 80’s pop singer Tiffany.
Jeff Turner, a 50-year-old man from Santa Cruz, California has attended Tiffany concerts since 1988. Diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, he never had a girlfriend. Jeff spends his days hanging out on the streets of Santa Cruz, striking up conversations with anyone who has a moment to spare.
Kelly McCormick is a 35-year-old intersex person from Denver, Colorado, who claims to have been friends with Tiffany as a teenager. She credits Tiffany as the shining star who has motivated her to do everything in her life.
Both Jeff and Kelly have been labeled stalkers by the media and other Tiffany fans. This film takes you inside the lonely lives these two characters, revealing the source of their clinging obsessions. This age-old story of unrequited love takes a comedic and emotional trip through themes of desperation, isolation, and hope, in the end showing that having something, or someone, to believe in can be more powerful than anything reality has to offer.
"…more disturbing than "Blindness," "The Happening," and "Doomsday" put together. Never before have you gotten this close to stalkers — and you’ll never want to get this close again." – AMC, who also ranked it #5 in their list of Top 10 Horror Movies of 2008! Yeah, and it’s not a horror movie. That should tell you something…
"The outer frontier of celebrity culture, where fandom meets mental illness… Things go from merely weird to mega" – Variety
"This is a film with a bottomless well of loneliness at the heart of it, disturbing and sad in equal measure. If I were Tiffany and I saw this, I’d never be able to leave my house again." – Ain’t It Cool News
"I Think We’re Alone Now" provides a fascinating window into a nebulous zone where fan fever uncomfortably hovers between harmless obsession and dangerous lunacy… anyone with even the slightest interest in challenging documentaries or the cult of celebrity should seek it out. – TwitchFilm
March 27, 2009
7 and 9:30 PM
Location: 600 4th St, West Sacramento. That’s the corner of 4th & F in WEST Sacramento, just over the river from downtown Sacto. Parking lot is off of F Street between 4th & 5th Streets.