The Rainbow Bridge Motel, a comedy about a gay couple’s destination wedding gone wrong in Niagara Falls comes to Los Angeles. The award-winning film is slated for its premiere screenings on Saturday, November 10th, at the Downtown Independent Theater.
The story tracks the budding nuptials of Dean & Darren, an Arizona couple, heading off to their dream wedding in Niagara Falls at the Rainbow Bridge Motel, the self-proclaimed, “#1 Gay Wedding Destination.” The Boys are shocked to discover they have booked themselves in a run-down, motor lodge sandwiched between two chemical plants run by some crazy guy named Shibbawitz and a Burmese refugee family that helps him.
“And that’s just the beginning!” said Scott Rubin writer, co-director & the actor who plays Shibbawitz. “There’s still the huge challenges of this same-sex wedding, uncertain wedding protocols, disapproving relatives, religious barriers, secret lives resurfacing, combined with the catastrophic venue, you have a horror movie-we chose a comedy!”
The offbeat, indie comedy stars Wilson Heredia, Tony Award Winner for Best Actor in Rent, actress Diane Gaidry and Ruthie Alcaide.
“We wanted to do a movie that blurred the lines between Gay & Straight entertainment, a film that both worlds could find funny and bring us closer together. I think we achieved our goal,” said Alcaide, who plays a transitioning newlywed at the seedy motel.
Shot on location in Niagara Falls, The Rainbow Bridge Motel is the first film to ever shoot on the iconic Rainbow Bridge.
“You could live your whole life without ever being a part of something special, for us we knew from the start that this was special, even bigger than us and now we get to share that magic with audiences everywhere,” said the film’s co-director, J. Garrett Vorreuter.
For more information, please visit the film’s official website www.rainbowbridgemotel.com