Building on the narrative explored in “On Cinema,’’ Tim Heidecker returns as one of the most nuanced monsters ever seen on screen as he runs for the position of the district attorney of San Bernardino County.
Since launching in 2011, “On Cinema” has been one of the most successful creations of Heidecker and partner Gregg Turkington. Starting as a podcast, the series later evolved into a web series, a television series, a touring production and eventually gave way to an action spin-off spoof titled “Decker.”
After narrowly beating murder charges for selling faulty cigarettes at an EDM festival, Tim sets his sights on the seat of the district attorney of San Bernardino County. In order to unseat the incumbent, he mounts an ambitious and over-the-top campaign. However, his obtuse personality only isolates him further, setting the stage for what might be the worst campaign in the history of politics.
First-time feature director Eric Notarnicola brings considerable experience in writing episodes of some of the most outre and ingenious comedies of our time including “Nathan For You,” Sacha Baron Cohen’s “Who Is America?” and “Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job! Awesome 10 Year Anniversary Version, Great Job?” as well as having directed over half of the aforementioned “Decker” series.
Giving the fans what they want and then some, Turkington and Heidecker keep the off-beat spirit of “On Cinema at The Cinema” whilst expanding their scope by allowing Tim to affect the world at large, setting up a sharp commentary on the current state of society in the process. It’s impossible to deny the brilliance of MISTER AMERICA as one of the most unique creations in the annals of cinema and Beyond Fest is thrilled to host the World Premiere of Tim’s big-screen adventure.
Director: Eric Notarnicola
Hulu Theatre @The Egyptian