Win Tickets ($30): World Premiere of Mortified Nation @ Mission Theater | Documentary Mines Teen Angst for Comedy + Filmmaker Q&A

We are giving away a pair of tickets to World Premiere of Mortified Nation @ Mission Theater on November 1. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, November 1.

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From our sponsors:
Screening of Mortified Nation @ Mission TheaterMortified Nation: World Premiere
featuring a Q&A with filmmakers
November 1, 2013
Doors 6 p.m./ Show 7 p.m. | $12 ADV / $15 Doors | 21+
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Mission Theater
1624 NW Glisan St Portland, OR 97209
(503) 223-4527

Brainstorm Media, Rival Pictures, Hungry Monster Productions, are pleased to announce the November release of Mortified Nation, a comedic documentary about adults who share their most embarrassing childhood diaries, letters, poems and art… in front of total strangers.

Portland residents play a significant role in the film, which documents the rise of Mortified—a grassroots stage show that began as a tiny theater experiment and grew into a global project hailed “a cultural phenomenon” by Newsweek and praised by This American Life, The Today Show, and Entertainment Weekly. The film combines performance footage of these popular public confessions—including many segments shot at Portland’s Mission Theater—with an examination of the movement behind it.

Capturing performances in numerous cities (Portland, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco), highlights include:

  • The dorky diaries of a teenage girl pining for her first kiss in the 1990s.
  • The heavy metal lyrics of a sex-starved nerd in 1980s who dreamed of becoming bigger than Motley Crue.
  • The diaries of a closeted, black teenager raised in an ultra-religious Texas home.

With humor and heart, Mortified Nation chronicles how the simple act of exposing one’s private past can inspire an entire nation to “share the shame,” and the surprising impact that can have.

In the era of It Gets Better videos and anti-bullying advocacy, Mortified Nation delivers a comedic but powerful take on adolescent survival. “While humor is the driving force, the film actually tackles issues facing teenagers of any generation—identity, sexuality, family, religion, even abuse,” said Mortified Nation director Mike Mayer. “I saw the movie as a chance to use laughter to humanize the teenage experience in a way that a 1980s After School Special never could. Real life is dramatic, funny and strange all at once.”

In the history of teen angst cinema, no film has ever captured the adolescent experience quite like this. “Everyone can relate to something in this film,” said Mayer. “If you remember being fifteen and freaked out, this film was made for you.”

In theaters in select major markets starting November 2013, including a Portland premiere on Friday, November 1 at Mission Theater featuring a Q&A with filmmakers. Available to buy and rent via on demand services (iTunes, Amazon, GooglePlay, VUDU, Playstation, Xbox, and Vimeo On Demand) November 5th, 2013. see for showtimes, trailer and more.

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6 Responses to Win Tickets ($30): World Premiere of Mortified Nation @ Mission Theater | Documentary Mines Teen Angst for Comedy + Filmmaker Q&A

  1. Ana Meier October 29, 2013 at 14:53 #

    Pick me! I love story telling events.

  2. Bill W. October 29, 2013 at 17:27 #

    I can never hear too many embarrassing childhood stories. I have one of my own to tell. This is going to be good.

  3. Jamie October 30, 2013 at 17:20 #

    I attended a Mortified Portland show and have been raving about it ever since. Much to my dismay, my exposure to such delicious humiliation and triumphant reading has been limited to P-town. I would leap at the chance to hear what adolescent nightmares have befallen brave souls all over the nation!

  4. JOHN B GR8 October 31, 2013 at 15:58 #

    I Can not imagine how funny this could be. I would love to attend this with my wife and have a good time reliving a bit of the past.

  5. Sarah T October 31, 2013 at 16:13 #

    Pick me! Because this would be a fantastically awkward date!

  6. Mary Blue November 1, 2013 at 12:47 #

    Dear Diary,
    Today started off like every other day, but then the most amazing thing happened…

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