Watch ‘That Thing You Do!’ on Friday 4/17 to Raise Money for MusiCares’ COVID 19 Relief Fund In Honor of Adam Schlesinger

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This Friday, April 17, you’re encouraged to find a copy of That Thing You Do!, the 1996 comedy/drama written and directed by Tom Hanks (who also stars in the film) and take part in a community viewing of the film, complete with live commentary with key actors in the movie. (For streaming options, click here).

It’s meant as a tribute to Adam Schlesinger, the acclaimed, award-winning songwriter and member of Fountains of Wayne, who passed away on April 1 at the age of 52 due to complications of COVID-19 — a monumentally tragic loss for the music community and those involved in That Thing You Do!. The watch party will raise money for MusiCares’ COVID-19 Relief Fund via donations, in Schlesinger’s memory.

Schlesinger wrote and recorded the inescapably catchy and memorable title song for the film, a depiction of the rise and fall of a fictional 1960s one-hit wonder band named The Wonders. After hosting a social media viewing party for the 1995 film Empire Records last week, actor Ethan Embry (who appears in both films) hinted at possibly putting something together for That Thing You Do!, officially announcing the fundraising watch party on Monday:

So join Embry and co-stars Johnathon Schaech, Tom Everett Scott, Steve Zahn and Liv Tyler (and whoever else might show up) on Friday, April 17 at the brand new YouTube page for The Wonders at this link.

Not only is it a great movie, it’s for an even better cause!

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