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6/15: Film Screening: The Guatemalan Handshake

Date:
Friday, June 15, 2007
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Screening
Organizer/Author:
Shiny Object
Location Details:
Fools Foundation - 1025 19th St. Off of K St, between 19th and 20th, next to the back-end of Old Spaghetti Factory.

Friday, June 15
The Guatemalan Handshake

Location: Fools Foundation - 1025 19th St. Off of K St, between 19th and 20th, next to the back-end of Old Spaghetti Factory. 7:00 PM. Admission: $5.00.

In the confusion following a massive power outage, an awkward demolition derby driver vanishes, setting in motion a series of events affecting his pregnant girlfriend, his helplessly car-less father, a pack of wild boy scouts, a lactose intolerant roller rink employee, an elderly woman in search of her lost dog, and his best friend ­ a ten-year-old girl named Turkeylegs.

Pieces of the mystery begin to come together as Turkeylegs sets out to find her missing friend. Cars drive circles in the dirt, a woman attends her own funeral, the sun rises sideways and an orange vehicle trades hands again and again. Everything eventully culminates in a massive demolition derby that throws all of the characters into different directions.

As the trailer states: A feast for the senses. A challenge for the brain.

This amazing film features Will Oldham ("Matewan," "Old Joy"), Katy Haywood (who by the fifth grade had already produced a one-act play!), Ken Byrne (former VP of Topps turned stage actor) and Cory McAbee ("The American Astronaut").

It's highly unlikely you've ever seen anything quite like "The Guatemalan Handshake."

“Convention-defying filmmaking that suggests what Jacques Tati may have done with rural America” ­ Variety

“Todd Rohal's wonderful debut feature, 'The Guatemalan Handshake,' is more inventive in its first ten minutes than the entire duration of many films at the [Sundance] festival.” ­ GreenCine


We are doing regular weekly film screenings with Fools Foundation on Fridays at 7 PM - most are $5 (unless otherwise noted in advance), and will have filmmakers out from time to time.


You can always check http://www.shiny-object.com/screenings/

To get on our email list, send an email to:
sacto_screenings-subscribe [at] shiny-object.com
or, to communicate with an actual human:
screenings [at] shiny-object.com
Added to the calendar on Wed, May 30, 2007 8:32PM
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