The documentary options class at a film pageant could be the biggest proof that fact is stranger than fiction. At Florida Film Pageant, produced by Enzian Theater every April and held all through Central Florida, a choice of quirky characters are included in competing and non-competing documentary packages. The next symbolize a number of the most oddball feature-length docs included on this yr’s pageant, exploring unusual topics, or within the case of The Ultimate Member, exploring a standard topic in an unusual method.
This humorous and clever film by Spanish filmmaker Aram Garriga seems to be at a few of the less-traditional methods Christianity blends with the American dream. How does faith match into our present drive-through, disposable tradition? Born-again bikers and Christian cage wrestlers are just some of the highlights on this give attention to fringe spirituality that is sure to spark controversy all over the place it screens.
- Starring: Keenan Smith, Mara Einstein, Mickey Stonier, Douglas Rushkoff, Billy Talen, Jason David Frank, Daniel Radosh, Kerri Pomarolli
- Director: Aram Garriga
- Run Time: 80 minutes
The Remaining Member
Issues are good on the Icelandic Phallogical Museum in Husavik, the world’s solely official website dedicated to preserving, cataloging, and displaying male intercourse organs from each recognized species. Curator Sigurdur Hjartarson has collected these specimens for greater than 40 years. What started as a gag present became a personal assortment after which turned a public museum. Nearing retirement, nevertheless, he needs to acquire the one lacking member: a human phallus. His seek for this remaining member results in hilarious encounters with two males preventing for the prospect to take part. An artfully crafted film, The Last Member skips a budget photographs and goes after the human drama, which escalates because the film progresses.
- Starring: Sigurdur Hjartarson, Pall Arason, Tom Mitchell
- Directors: Jonah Bekhor and Zach Math
- Run Time: 76 minutes
For No Good Cause
Artist Ralph Steadman talks to Johnny Depp about his years working with gonzo journalist, Hunter S. Thompson. Claiming his lifelong aim was to “change the world” quite than create nice artwork, Steadman shares his portray methods as freely as his tales about numerous collaborations. A collage of inventive creation, relationship examination, popular culture exploration, and historic remembrance, this film exhibits how the artist is usually as animated as his paintings, although fairly separate from it.
- Starring: Ralph Steadman, Johnny Depp
- Director: Charlie Paul
- Run Time: 89 minutes
In its world premiere at Florida Film Pageant, this documentary examines the modern-day mail-order bride enterprise as lonely American males hope to satisfy the ladies of their goals within the Ukraine. Is all of it only a con? Is it really a way of discovering love? Is it merely a enterprise association to satisfy particular person emotional and monetary wants? The filmmaker spent two years taking a look at each side of the story to current a balanced view on this humorous and provocative take a look at organized relationships via a world marriage dealer.
- Director: Jonathon Narducci
- Run Time: 94 minutes
Maybe you’ve got heard concerning the Segway inventor, Dean Kamen, who by accident drove his invention off a cliff and plummeted to his demise. Fortunately for his loving mother and father (and the remainder of humanity), this rumor is most decidedly unfaithful. This playful genius, who was bullied as a child, continues to be very a lot alive and busy producing water purification methods to save lots of lives everywhere in the world, along with his different humanitarian efforts. Instructional and galvanizing, SlingShot appears at what makes this inventor and clockmaker tick.
- Starring: Dean Kamen, Jack Kamen, Evelyn Kamen, Bart Kamen
- Director: Paul Lazarus
- Run Time: 93 minutes
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