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Monday, April 23, 2007

Anyone Care For A Guatemalan Handshake?

Anyone up for seeing "The Guatemalan Handshake" at the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring? It's playing from Friday, April 27 to Wednesday, May 2nd. My neighbors worked on the film and I got to see an early version of the movie (before final editing). It was a little odd, yet very amusing. I think you'll like it too. Will Oldham is one weird dude.

What's the movie about, you ask? Well, here's what AFI has to say:

"Fresh from his jury award at the Torino Film Festival, Silver Spring resident Todd Rohal's debut feature has premiered to rapturous audiences worldwide. Will Oldham is an awkward demolition derby driver who vanishes in the confusion following a massive power outage, setting into motion a series of events affecting his pregnant girlfriend, his car-less father, a pack of wild boy scouts, a roller rink employee, an elderly woman and a ten-year-old girl."

Who's up for the show on Sunday night? Maybe Monday?

BTW, I asked the director about the title of the movie. He wouldn't tell me exactly what a Guatemalan Handshake was, but I believe it's a secret move that involves a short bald man, a knuckle, a swirl, and a pinch.


Jimbromski said...

I'm up for some shitty indie cinema, after all, I'm in the neighborhood. Let me know.

No entry for "Guat Handshake" on urbandictionary.com, but there is one for the "Guatemalan Pocket Rocket", which is the act of receiving a reach-around through one's front pocket. Interesting.

Jumbo Slice said...

How about Sunday night at 9:00? I'll see if I can get Mrs. Jumbo Slice to join us.