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The Beaver Trilogy (2000)

  • Comfort Station Logan Square 2579 North Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL, 60647 United States (map)

Comfort Film presents

Released and Abandon Oddities of the Home Video Era

Presented and curated by Paul Freitag-Fey

The Beaver Trilogy (2000)

Synopsis:
In the 1970's, an ambitious filmmaker visits the small town of Utah to film a talent show.

The Beaver Trilogy combines three separate vignettes that were filmed at different times, in 1979, 1981, and 1985. The first, titled The Beaver Kid, is a short documentary about the exploits of "Groovin' Gary", a performer that filmmaker Harris happened upon while filming for a Salt Lake City, Utah news station. Harris was in the parking lot of his workplace, testing out a color video video camera that the station had just acquired, when he stumbled upon Gary taking photographs of their news helicopter. Gary immediately launched into a number of celebrity impressions, including John Wayne and Sylvester Stallone.

Directed by Trent Harris
Starring Richard LaVon Griffiths
Sean Penn
Crispin Glover
Elizabeth Daily

Running time: 83 minutes

About:
Released and Abandoned: Forgotten Oddities of the Home Video Era is a monthly series curated by Paul Freitag-Fey featuring odd and lost/forgotten movies from the home video era some never distributed in theaters or on DVD.

Programmed by Raul Benitez and Nando Espinosa Herrera

Earlier Event: August 27
Forms & Features: Poetry Workshop
Later Event: August 30
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