Trent Harris Film Fest - RUBIN & ED, PLAN 10 FROM OUTER SPACE and THE BEAVER TRILOGY
Dec 5 to Dec 7
Thursday to Saturday
Dir. Trent Harris - 1991 - 2000 - No Matinees
Hear NPR's THIS AMERICAN LIFE segment on THE BEAVER TRILOGY
Critics have called the films of Trent Harris absurd, pointless, hysterical, brilliant, and one of a kind. Independent Film and Video Magazine called Harris "one of America's premier cult directors.
THE BEAVER TRILOGY (6pm)
Starring Sean Penn, Crispin Glover & Groovin' Gary! Beaver Trilogy is a series of three pieces about the same subject, a young man from the small town of Beaver, Utah who is obsessed with Olivia Newton John. The first piece,"The Beaver Kid" is a docmumentary. The second piece, "Beaver Kid 2" is a dramatic work based on the documentary. The third piece,"The Orkly Kid" is yet another dramatic work based on the documentary. [2000 - 83m] View a trailer
Toronto Globe called this "The most talked about film of the year."
"Best Independent / Experimental Film of 2001" – Los Angeles Critics Association
"A rivitingly strange, multilayered inquiry into celebrity, obsesseion, and serendipity." – A.O. Scott- New York Times
"Filmmaker Trent Harris is a genuine maverick who has poisted his first piece of genius." – The Times London - James Christopher
"Of all the films that have ever been or will be, nothing compares to Beaver Trilogy." – Sundance Film Festival
PLAN 10 FROM OUTER SPACE (8pm)
Starring Stefene Russell and Karen Black! Lucinda Hall discovers a century old book penned by a mad Mormon prophet. She deciphers this odd artifact and is sucked into a world where spacemen, polygamists, and angels run amuck. Is she nuts or has she uncovered a diabolical plot to change the world led by Nehor (Karen Black), a peeved alien from the planet Kolob? [1995 - 80m] View a clip
"Just because I made it up doesn't mean it isn't true!"! – Trent Harris
“Nancy Drew on Acid” – Sundance Film Festival
“A batty brilliant romp.” – Wired Magazine
“Number One Sci Fi film of the Year” – New York Review of Science Fiction
“Rocky Horror meets the Mormons” – Cinefantastique Magazine
RUBIN & ED (10pm)
Rubin Farr (Crispin Glover) lives in a motel managed by his mother, where he mostly stays in his room listening to music, dreaming of a love affair with a bikini poster pinup girl (Brittnew Lewis) and mourning the death of his cat, whose corpse he is keeping in the freezer until he can find the right spot to bury it. Ed Tuttle (Howard Hesseman), meanwhile, is a would-be yuppie without style, smarts or slickness who works for real estate guru Mr. Busta (Michael Greene) as a recruiter for Busta's $3,000 "seminars." They are brought together when Rubin's mom orders him out of his room to face the world and make a friend he can bring home for dinner... [1991 - 82m] View a trailer
"More psychedelic fun than a barrel of monkeys on mushrooms!"– Details Magazine
“Quotable, hilarious, and, yes, even moving, writer-director Trent Harris' buddy picture like no other yearns for an audience and cult-classic status. Like, immediately.” – Film Comment, Film Society at Lincoln Center
“No reasonable person could deny the genius of any movie involving two republicans, bellbottoms, a water-skiing cat, a pyramid scheme, Mahler and a squeak-mouse.” – Bamboozled
GUILD CINEMA'S ANNUAL MOVIE POSTER AUCTION SALE!!
Saturday 1pm to 3pm
Free to get a bidder card - lotsa stuff likely to go for cheap!
Time once again because we still have hundreds of movie posters left stretching from last week to 11 years ago! To mention but a few - ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW, MUSCLE SHOALS, TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM, LOVELACE, WAR WITCH, BAD MILO, BIG ASS SPIDER and a whole lot more!
DOORS OPEN AT 12:45 p.m.! We'll wrap around 3pm.