While Lowell is in a fervor with camera crews and star sightings related to The Fighter, which is being filmed right here in the City, we here at the LFC are feeling the excitement and anticipation of the premiere of The Invention of Lying (TIOL), formerly This Side of The Truth (TSOT), which stars British funny man Ricky Gervais and a cast of notables including Tina Fey, Louis C.K., Christopher Guest, Jennifer Garner, Rob Lowe, and Patrick Stewart as “the narrator.” TIOL was filmed in DTL at Lowell hotspots including The Dubliner, Lowell Memorial Auditorium, La Boniche, and other neighborhood haunts. There are a couple of release dates bouncing around out there, the most publicized one being September 25. We keep up with TIOL at its official website, Lecture Films, started by Matthew Robinson, the film’s co-writer and co-director. And yeah, he’s a pretty funny guy, too.
We’ve mentioned it before, but word on the street has it that a special screening of TIOL will take place on the film’s opening weekend here in Lowell. Whether Gervais will make an appearance or not is still making the rumor mill rounds.
Does anyone out there have a confirmation?
In any case, the September 25 release date is being kicked around alongside an October 2 release date. Seeing as we’ll be out of town on the 25th, we’re crossing our fingers for the October target. Rest assured — we’ll keep everyone informed as plans for this screening event take shape!
In the meantime, show Lecture Films some love and visit it often for humorous updates and shenanigans related to TIOL.