Tuesday, June 14, 2005
We thought Bruce Campbell had enough love in his life. But the legions of fans who adore the actor for his roles in the Evil Dead series, his turn as an aged Elvis in Bubba Ho-tep, and his short-lived TV show The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. are apparently not enough for this attention hog. Now the self-proclaimed B-movie actor has written a novel, Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way, in which a character named Bruce Campbell, an actor, gets a call from his agent. "I have a gig for you," the agent says. "Let me guess -- something for the Sci-Fi Channel?" replies "Bruce." "No." "A convention in Butt Crack, Kansas?" (Gee, we wonder what pseudo-Bruce calls San Francisco.) Turns out the agent is getting him a pivotal role in a real movie starring Richard Gere and directed by Mike Nichols: It's called Let's Make Love. The real Campbell, who we're sure would never say anything mean about anyplace, appears in person to sign copies of the novel and screen his full-length feature directorial debut, The Man With the Screaming Brain, starting at 6 p.m. (show times are 2:30, 4:30, 7, and 9:15) at the Balboa Theater, 3630 Balboa (at 38th Avenue), S.F. Admission is $10; call 221-8184 or visit www.balboamovies.com.
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