On Wednesday, November 6 at 7:30pm, the Fremont Theatre will host a screening of 2007’s “Worst Movie of the Year” – I KNOW WHO KILLED ME, starring Lindsay Lohan. The movie was partially shot at the Fremont Theatre in February 2007, as well as in downtown San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo High School and Morro Bay.
Presented by MidAmerican Solar, owner of Topaz Solar Farms, the fundraising series for the 2014 SLOIFF is also sponsored by Visit San Luis Obispo County & Film Commission; Cliffs Resort, Apple Farm, Sycamore Mineral Springs and SeaVenture; Q104.5 and the New Times.
I KNOW WHO KILLED ME was nominated for nine Razzie Awards in 2007, and won eight, including Worst Picture, Worst Actress, Worst Director and Worst Screen Couple (Lindsay Lohan appears opposite herself.) The movie that critics loved to hate set a new record that year with the most Razzie “wins” ever, holding the record until 2011 when JACK & JILL, starring Adam Sandler, won 10 awards. I KNOW WHO KILLED ME has a 6% popularity vote on Rotten Tomatoes, and Imdb.com gives it a 3.5 out of 10.
Plot synopsis: Aubrey Fleming (Lindsay Lohan) was living the small town life, until the day she was abducted by a sadistic killer. After a frantic search, Aubrey turns up alive, but changed. She is missing limbs, but has gained a new personality – that of bad girl Dakota Moss. Her parents and the FBI think she’s suffering from delusions, but if “Dakota” is just a trick of her mind, why do strange wounds keep appearing on her body? Desperate and alone, Aubrey must now unlock family secrets to unmask a mysterious killer with a deadly obsession.
The San Luis Obispo portion of the filming took 4 days and nights and involved hundreds of local residents as extras and crew. Filming was originally scheduled for January, but was delayed when Lindsay Lohan went into rehab, for which she has become legendary. She was also in rehab when the movie was released and didn’t do any publicity for it.
SLO High School and many downtown businesses on Higuera Street were featured in several scenes early in the film, and the Fremont Theatre got both a visual and verbal credit when “Aubrey” tells her friends to meet her in front of the Fremont. Excited locals found out quickly that being in a movie was not as glamorous as they expected, after they waited around for many long chilly nighttime hours to film just a minute or two of screen time. Community members who were involved in the movie are encouraged to come and share your stories with the audience in an open mic session before the screening.
Tickets for I KNOW WHO KILLED ME are available online now for $10 general and only $5 for students. They will also be available at the Fremont box office at 6:30pm that evening. The film is rated R for grisly violence, sexuality, nudity & language.
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