Top Gunner: Val Kilmer brings film about his one-man ‘Citizen Twain’ show to Providence


When we last saw American icon Val Kilmer, he was on stage in Austin, where he cut an amp in half with a power saw and got arrested for doing so in Terrence Malick’s Song to Song. Now, the actor’s embarked on a cross-country tour to show Cinema Twain, the film of his one-man play Citizen Twain, in which he tries to reclaim the mantle of “best Mark Twain impression” from Hal Holbrook.

And it looks positively delightful.


Though Kilmer hasn’t announced a Boston date yet (we’re currently begging him on Twitter to do so), he will be in Providence on May 14 at the Columbus Theatre to show the film. He’ll be on hand to answer questions after the screening, and he’ll even take pictures with you if you’re willing to pay good cash for a VIP ticket. Finally, if you don’t follow him across his social media (Twitter, Facebook), you most definitely should, and perhaps pick up some of his abstract art, available here.

We’ll repeat that: Val Kilmer is showing a movie in which he plays Mark Twain and he’ll be in Providence in just under two weeks. Why would on Earth would you miss this?