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|Screening - Visioneers w/animated short The Terrible Thing of Alpha-9|
|Date||Friday August 14|
|Time||7:00 PM - 11:00 PM|
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|Movies on a Big Screen at The Guild. 2828 35th St, Sacramento, CA|
|Organizer/Author||Movies on a Big Screen|
|robert [at] moviesonabigscreen.com|
Friday, August 14. 7:00 and 9:30 PM
Sunday, August 16. 7:00 PM
The Guild Theater. 2828 35th St (corner of 35th & Broadway), Sacramento
First time feature filmmaker Jared Drake makes his directorial debut with this quirky black comedy set in the near future, and concerning a curious spike in cases of spontaneous human combustion. The Jeffers Corporation is the largest business in the history of mankind, and they got that way thanks to their strict philosophy of happiness through mindless productivity. But when people begin literally exploding due to unhappiness, Jeffers Corporation Level Three TUNT George Washington Winsterhammerman (Zach Galifianakis, "The Hangover") begins to fear that his time will come sooner rather than later.
George lives a comfortable yet completely uneventful life, and when he starts having dreams in which he’s the first President of the United States, his doctor informs him that they could be signs of impending explosion. Later, as the dreams become more frequent and his co-workers continue to detonate, George is prompted to reevaluate his mundane existence. Judy Greer, Missi Pyle, and James LeGros co-star in an existential black comedy featuring music by Tim DeLaughter of the Polyphonic Spree.
"An assured first feature... the quirky satire wears its influences on its dystopian sleeve, but an amiable cast and some surprising poignancy add up to Orwell that ends well." - The Hollywood Reporter
"A fantastic trip in the dark corners of an ordinary life. ...a very Terry Gilliam feel to it, almost along the lines of Brazil." - popsyndicate
"A good movie to see for anyone with a deep distrust of corporate America and an absurdist sense of humor." - Quiet Earth
Preceeding "Visionners" - the animated short film, "The Terrible Thing of Alpha-9" which itself is worth the price of admission!!