David Lynch MFA in Screenwriting Presents Award-Winning Indie Comedy “Benjamin Troubles” at the Orpheum Theater, Written by Local Screenwriter Lee Ross – Public Invited!
The David Lynch MFA in Screenwriting Program presents the indie-action comedy “Benjamin Troubles” at the Orpheum Theater on Wednesday, February 14th, Valentines Day, at 7:30 PM. Screenwriter and co-producer Lee Ross will be present for a Q&A after the film, moderated by Dorothy Rompalske, Director of the David Lynch MFA in Screenwriting program at M.U.M.
The David Lynch MFA in Screenwriting is hosting this event as part of its Spring 2018 Residency, which brings students from around the country to Fairfield for ten days at the beginning of each semester for intensive classes, workshops, screenings and lectures. The students then return home to complete their semester coursework online.
The public is invited to this event. Tickets are available at the door for $7.00.
Benjamin Troubles is an upbeat urban fairytale about a down on his luck couch surfer named Ben who is given a pair of magic jeans that produces $100 every hour! Once Ben discovers the special quality of his magic pants, nothing goes as planned.
The film was shot in downtown Los Angeles, with cinematography by the late Mark Schumacher. Benjamin Troubles has won a number of awards on the indie-film circuit. It features Manu Intiraymi (Star Trek, One Tree Hill), Mishel Prada (Vida, Walking Dead) and rising star Phillip A. Botello.
Lee Ross’s first feature, Downloading Nancy, 2009, starring Maria Bello and Jason Patric, competed at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival. His new thriller, the short film Kill the Light, is currently on the festival circuit.