Some lucky fans who managed to make it to one of the few theaters that screened “The Interview” on Christmas Day were in for a special treat. The film’s star Seth Rogen and his co-director Evan Goldberg made a personal appearance at one theater.
As the cliché goes, most Jews go out to eat at Chinese restaurants or to the movies on Christmas while their neighbors are all at home with their families. So Rogen and Goldberg chose the latter as he went to the Cinefamily Theater in Los Angeles on Christmas morning. One of 300 independent theaters that were not cowed by threats and agreed to screen “The Interview.” Cinefamily held a 12:30 screening.
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Rogen got up in front of the screen to thank the people who came out to see his movie. “You are the best, without you we thought this might not happen at all, ” Rogen told the crowd, according to NBC News.
“If it wasn’t for theaters like this and people like you, this wouldn’t be fucking happening.”
“The fact that it’s showing here and you guys all came out is super exciting, ” Goldberg said.
But those who did see the movie think that it is “culturally insensitive” according to a survey conducted by Variety. A full third responded that it made them ashamed to be Americans. Most also said that had it been more “thoughtful” toward North Korea then they would have been more proud of the film.