Hey, Central Florida residents, have you heard the news? Joe Bob Briggs is making an appearance at the Florida Film Festival in August.
Joe Bob Briggs made an announcement on social media on Thursday, stating that he would be bringing his one-man show How Rednecks Saved Hollywood to the Florida Film Festival on August 14. The statement included the information that the show will be socially distanced with the theater at half-capacity, the meet and greet would be set up outdoors, and all attendees would be required to wear masks.
Fans of Joe Bob began commenting on the posts almost immediately, since Florida is one of the hot spots for COVID-19. Joe Bob’s assistant followed up with a message from the man himself reading, “In case I didn’t make this clear before, we’re following ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of the COVID rules at the show and the meet and greet.” It was reiterated that no one would be taking risks, and the event would be no-contact.
The Florida Film Festival is hosted by Enzian Theater in Maitland, and that is the venue Joe Bob will be performing in. Enzian is not a typical movie theater, however, it is set up more like a very classy restaurant with tables and chairs. At half-capacity, the venue will seat 115 patrons.
Joe Bob Briggs was formerly the host of MonsterVision and Joe Bob’s Drive-In Theater. He now hosts The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs on Shudder, alongside his co-host Darcy the Mail Girl.
The Florida Film Festival began in 1992, and is widely regarded as one of the best Film Festivals in the US. Enzian has long been established as the only full-time alternative cinema in Central Florida.
Last April, the venue played host to a panel in honor of the 20th anniversary of The Blair Witch Project, with creators Eduardo Sanchez and Dan Myrick appearing alongside actors Michael Williams and Joshua Leonard. The original 2 ½ hour-long cut of the film was screened at Enzian before being trimmed to its final 81-minute version and going to Sundance. The rest, as they say, is history.
How Rednecks Saved Hollywood is described as a “fast and furious two hour show” that includes clips and stills documenting the history of rednecks through film. We are also promised that Joe Bob will explain to us the existential difference between Sling Blade and Forrest Gump and offer evidence that rednecks are the scariest monsters in film history.
Tickets for How Rednecks Saved Hollywood will go on sale beginning July 29, and can be purchased on the Florida Film Festival website.
If you live in Florida, will you be purchasing a ticket for Joe Bob’s show? Tell us what you think in the comments section.