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View other events for the week of 12/15/2006
Film Screening: Crimewave from The Kids in the Hall director John Paizs
Date Friday December 15
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Fools Foundation - 1025 19th St, Sacramento, CA - off K St between 19th & 20th next to the back end of Old Spaghetti Factory.
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorShiny Object
Friday, December 15. 7 PM. Fools Foundation. Admission: $5.00.

You may have never heard of this film, but if you've been attending our weekly screenings, you've probably caught the trailer for it. Very briefly released on VHS in the mid-80's, there are no current plans for a DVD release of this title.

From "Kids in the Hall" director John Paizs comes a true obscurity from 1985. Rarely screened or seen in the US, Shiny Object and Fools Foundation are excited to bring this brilliantly bent oddity to Sacramento, thanks entirely to Mr. Paizs himself. There's no realistic way to try to convey this film in words, but the general plot centers on a quiet young man (also played by Paizs) who is intent on writing "the greatest color crime movie ever made," but can only write beginnings and endings - and only those by streetlight. After befriending the young Kim, she tries to help him complete his opus, but fails. Throughout the film, the various beginnings, endings, and rejected "middles" are dramatized. Throw in a mysterious and psychotic script doctor named Dr. Jolly, a private club for imaginary friends, a quarantined city -- and you still won't come close to the idea of what this film is really like. Trivia note: Guy Maddin's first on-screen appearance was in a 1981 short by John Paizs.

"Genuinely unique--every time you think you know where it's going, it veers off in some strange, and strangely fascinating, direction." - Baltimore City Paper

This is planned to show with the even more obscure 1982 short film by John Paizs, "Springtime in Greenland."
Added to the calendar on Monday Nov 13th, 2006 5:43 PM
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