Tuesday, August 29, 2006

This Plug Is Not Yet Rated

Congrats to documentary filmmaker (and Mortified superfan) Eddie Schmidt who has produced an awesome new movie opening this weekend. How awesome? So much so that we're using this space to tell you about it.

It's called "This Film Is Not Yet Rated"is produced by IFC and was a big hit at Sundance. If you are looking for a movie to see this weekend, we highly encourage you to see this. There are no snakes. Or planes for that matter. But there are tons of great interviews with people like John Waters, Darren Aronofsky, Mario Bello, and Matt Stone. It's a smart, surreal and very funny peek into the strangely secret world of America's movie rating board.

If we were still brooding teenagers, this is the kind of 'adult supervision suggested' film we'd have totally snuck into.

- Mr. Mortified

Wednesday, August 2, 2006

The United States of Angst

Since launching Mortified many years ago, we've expanded to tons of cities playing to nonstop sold-out rooms. Suddenly, we're everywhere. Here's an update on our latest news from our ever-growing empire of angst.

Mortified Boston
moves to its new home -- The Paradise -- on September 27. It's a great venue, great location and we are psyched to be coming there.

Mortified Chicago hits Oct 18 at the infamous Green Mill. We've been in Chicago for a several months digging up truly amazing pieces. We're so excited to finally share them with everyone. The venue is famous for being a favorite hang for Al Capone (wonder if kept a journal?) as well being the official home of poetry slams. Thus, with the addition of Mortified, they're now the home of good poetry... and really bad poetry.

Mortified LA returns from summer vacation Monday September 25 @ King King in Hollywood. We've been stockpiling lots of amazing new stuff to unleash for this event. Excited for the triumphant return.

Mortified NYC is taking a rare month off but tickets are alreayd selling for our Sept 20 show. Our event with This American Life filming us was a huge hit and we can't wait for it to air.

Mortified SF is roaring as usual. October shows are already on sale. If you want to attend, we always suggest people buy tickets ahead of time to our MakeOut Room events, as they are always packed and the venue is often forced to turn away people. Luckily, we do two shows there.

All specific details/times/tickets are coming super soon. Stay tuned -- read this blog, join our list or visit our ticketing page.