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Bobcat Goldthwait Live at Seneca Niagara Casino

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The Bear’s Den Showroom at Seneca Niagara Casino is proud to present Comedian, Actor, Writer, and Director Bobcat Goldthwait Friday, July 16th!

On Friday, July 16th, The Bear’s Den Showroom welcomes Comedian, Actor, and Director Bobcat Goldthwait.  Born in the outskirts of Hollywood (Syracuse, New York) in 1962, Bobcat Goldthwait wrote and directed his first film “Shakes The Clown” in 1991. A dark cult comedy, “Shakes” was heralded by the Boston Globe as the –“Citizen Cane of Alcoholic clown movies, and lays claim to such fans as Martin Scorsese and Michael Stipe” – in fact; the REM song “Binky the Doormat” was based on a line from “Shakes The Clown”.  Goldthwait’s next movie “Windy City Heat” appeared in the Cine Vegas Film Festival in 04 and won best film at the Montreal Comedy Festival that year. Matt Stone (co-creator of South Park) has called “Windy City Heat” –“beyond genius” and Vice Magazine called it, -“quite simply the greatest movie of all time”. “Sleeping Dogs Lie” marked Bobcat’s third feature film as a director. Written by Goldthwait, and financed by friends and pawn shops, the movie was shot entirely during a two week hiatus from his job directing “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (2004-2006). It was chosen to compete in Sundance’s 2006 Dramatic competition, and was also in the London, Toronto, and San Sebastian Film Festivals that year. “Sleeping Dogs Lie” is Goldthwait’s best reviewed work to date, and was hailed as “earnest and improbably moving” by Esquire Magazine, and “demonically funny and surprisingly sweet” by Rolling Stone. Bobcat credits his failure to appear in the film as a good part of its success.

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