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Film Screening: Life on the Edge/Meet the Hollowheads

Date:
Friday, December 28, 2007
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Screening
Organizer/Author:
Movies on a Big Screen
Email:
Address:
600 4th St, West Sacramento, CA
Location Details:
600 4th St, West Sacramento. Corner of 4th & F in West Sac, just over the river near The Pyramid Building.

December 28

Location: 600 4th St, West Sacramento. Corner of 4th & F in West Sac, just over the river near The Pyramid Building. 7:00 PM. Admission: $5.00.

Movies on a Big Screen presents Life on the Edge/Meet the Hollowheads

This 1989 obscurity was directed by Tom Burman, mostly known for his makeup and special effects work on hundreds of titles - everything from the "Star Wars Holiday Special" to "Die Hard 2" to "The X-Files" and most recently, "Nip/Tuck."

The original title of the film was "Life on the Edge," but was recut, had a new soundtrack added and was retitled to "Meet the Hollowheads" by the distributor. This is hard to definitively state in advance, but we will very likely have the unseen original cut of "Life on the Edge" to screen. This will be coming off of 20 year old master tapes from the writer of the film, so who knows what will happen, but this is what we are shooting for.

About the film: This is an easy one to give a synopsis of, but a tough one to convey what it's really like. The Hollowheads are a typical nuclear family living in a bizarre, surreal futuristic world populated by technology based on tubes. Henry Hollowhead (John Glover), head of the family, is in lower middle management for United Umbilical. His boss, Mr. Crabneck (Richard Portnow) is headed over for dinner, so Miriam Hollowhead (Nancy Mette) kicks into domestic high gear to make an impressive meal. Once Crabneck arrives and begins lusting after Miriam, things begin to go quite awry. Bizarrely fantastic sets, effects, animals, instruments and various other props abound, setting the stage for this darkly comic look at family structure and suburban life. Featuring Juliette Lewis in one of her first major roles (she was 16 at the time) as daughter Cindy, as well as appearances by Bobcat Goldthwait and Anne Ramsey ("Throw Momma From the Train") in her final role.

Seating is mostly on folding chairs - feel free to bring a pillow or cushion, or even your own chair! Digital projection on to a large screen.

Movies on a Big Screen presents regular Friday evening film screenings (and occasionally, other nights, too)!
You can always check http://www.shiny-object.com/screenings/
Added to the calendar on Sun, Nov 25, 2007 8:30PM
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