Thursday, April 23, 2015

Adam Rifkin's Documentary GIUSEPPE MAKES A MOVIE (2014) Coming to Blu-ray June 9th


GIUSEPPE MAKES A MOVIE (2014) 
Label: CineliciousPics
Street Date: June 9th 2015
Duration: 82 Minutes
Color and Black and White 

Mixed Aspect Ratio 
English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo 
Region A
Genre: Documentary Not Rated
Director: Adam Rifkin
Cast: Giuseppe Andrews, Big Ed, Vietnam Ron, Miles Dougal, Walt Dongo, Tyree, Sir Bigfoot George, Spit, Walter Patterson, Tiffany Naylor, Bill Nowlin, Mary


Synopsis: While the rest of America slept, DIY filmmaker/musician Giuseppe Andrews (a one-time teen actor in Independence Day and Detroit Rock City) has made over 30 experimental features with titles like Doily’s Summer of Freak Occurrences, Trailer Town and Utopia Blues. Set in some demented alternate universe (i.e. Ventura, California), they are populated by real-life alcoholics and drug addicts, trash-talking senior citizens and trailer park residents dressed in cow outfits and costume-shop wigs, acting out booze-fueled vignettes of severe psychosis filtered through Giuseppe’s John Waters-meets-Harmony Korine-meets-Werner Herzog sensibility.

Director Adam Rifkin (Look, The Dark Backward) creates a wildly surreal, outrageously funny and strangely touching portrait of a truly Outsider Artist inhabiting a world few of us even know exists, as he follows Giuseppe and his seriously impaired troupe on the production of his latest 2-day opus, Garbanzo Gas, starring Vietnam Ron as a Cow given a weekend reprieve from the slaughterhouse at the local motel. Beyond the sun-stroked Theater of the Absurd madness of Giuseppe’s vision, there is a remarkable and endearing sense of family among the director, his amiably bonkers dad Ed, patient girlfriend Mary, Sir Bigfoot George and the rest of his surreal Trailer Park rep company.

As skate-punk Spit sagely observes about Giuseppe’s movies: “They’re just like, nothing really makes any sense, and I don’t know, that’s kinda how reality is, and nobody really cares to accept that.”

The stranger-than-fiction documentary explores the Giuseppe universe, showing how the self-taught filmmaker captures an unexpected level of humanism and creates a family unit for a group of people who need one.

WEBSITE: http://giuseppemakesamovie.com/

Bonus Features:
- Trailer, Audio Commentary
- Deleted Scenes
- Garbanzo Gas feature film
- Highlight Reel
- Interview with Giuseppe Andrews
- Interview with Bill Nowlin
- 5TH Wheel TV Pilot







Reviews:
AMERICAN MOVIE meets Charles Bukowski in a trailer park.
-Bobcat Goldthwait

A swift, at times riotous walk on the wild side with the ultimate independent filmmaker
-LA Times

Makes John Waters's PIK FLAMINGOS look like GONE WITH THE WIND.
-New York Times


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