Downtown superstar Vincent Gallo to show JOHNNY 316 @ the Village East

December 5, 2007


Independent film star Vincent Gallo is debuting his new film, JOHNNY 316 this Friday and Saturday night at the Village East Cinema. Love him or hate him, the enigmatic and offbeat actor can always be counted on to shock and provoke. His new film, as described below, should be no different:

A modernized version of Oscar Wildeâ??s â??Salomeâ?, JOHNNY 316, directed by Erick Ifergan, unfurls in the boulevards of Hollywood, California. Vincent Gallo plays a penniless street preacher who spends his days giving out pamphlets and spreading the word of God. One day, he meets Sarah, played by Nina Brosh, a beautiful bereft hairdresser who lost her job. For Sarah, it is love at first sight. She follows the preacher home and tries to seduce him.

Knowing Gallo, whose controversial role in 2003’s THE BROWN BUNNY shot him to iconic status and tripled his following overnight, JOHNNY 316’s opening will be a downtown event you’ll want to be at.

Check out the exclusive trailer below, and don’t miss the film this weekend – if you’re lucky, Gallo might just show his face.

[QUICKTIME 320 257]

The Village East Cinema is located at 181 2nd Avenue (@ 12th Street). Midnight engagement – this Friday and Saturday (12/7 & 12/8) only. Visit the official website at