Host Paco Romane sat down with comedian, writer and cook Drew Platt. Not only is Drew a great comedian, he is equally adept in the kitchen. Drew made some delicious Wiener schnitzel. We ate and drank some tasty brews and watched American Movie. One of the greatest docs ever made and one of Paco's favorites. Paco and Drew also discuss comedy, small towns, the entertainment biz and so much more!
American Movie is a very funny, sometimes sad documentary directed by Chris Smith about Mark Borchardt's life, his friends, his family, his films and his dreams. Mark's life is a daily cliffhanger involving poverty, desperation, discouragement and diehard ambition. He's behind on his child support payments, he drinks too much, he can't even convince his ancient Uncle Bill that he has a future as a moviemaker. He plunders the bank account of his Uncle Bill for funds to continue, he uses his friends and hapless local amateur actors as his cast, he enlists his mother as his cinematographer, and his composer and best friend is a guy named Mike Schank who, after one drug trip too many, seems like the twin of Kevin Smith's Silent Bob. American Movie is a classic documentary!
*We are co-presenting a special Oakland screening of The United States Of Detroit on Tuesday April 17th at the New Parkway in Oakland, with director Tyler Norwood and comedian Karinda Dobbins on panel. Tickets are at http://bit.ly/2FlZzO3 *
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