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Film Screening - Crimewave
Date Friday February 08
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
600 4th St, West Sacramento. That's the corner of 4th & F in *West* Sacramento, just over the river from downtown.
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorMOBS
7:00 PM. Admission: $5.00

Friday, 2/8 Crimewave

We ran this over a year ago, and reaction was so strongly positive (in addition to being a favorite of ours), we decided to run it again!

From Kids in the Hall director John Paizs comes a true obscurity from 1985. Rarely screened or seen in the US, Movies on a Big Screen is 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.

This is planned to show with the even more obscure 1982 short film by John Paizs, "Springtime in Greenland."

Added to the calendar on Thursday Feb 7th, 2008 12:09 PM
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