Sat 1/13 10:10pm, Mon 1/15 9:30pm
2000, 90 min, 16mm; West Coast Premiere
Leon (writer/director Roger Majkowski) is a ferociously bitter 30-year-old paperboy (he prefers the term "circulation manager") still living at home with his nagging mother and dope-addled man-boy brother, Anthony. When a doddering customer gives him a cryptic letter before blowing his own brains out, Leon enlists the help of his twisted siblings to solve the mystery. After older brother Gary, a demented cross between Buddha and Machiavelli, translates the letter (it's in Polish), it sends the trio on a hunt for a fortune. Their search leads them to a family of women even more bizarre than themselves. Head of this other household is the hard-edged Sheila. Sheila's sister Meredith seeks relief from the barking and uncontrollable swearing of her Tourettes through a crack pipe. Their mother, Eve, lies in a catatonic stupor, yet locked within her brain are past secrets that may lead to a buried treasure. Buried treasure! Only a movie as frenzied and funny as this one could get away with an old saw like that. Filled with one-of-a-kind characters (Roger Majkowski, especially, is simply amazing as the lunatic Leon) and pitched at a delirious pace, this is an indie version of "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World."
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In Attendance Director Roger Majkowski & Producer Elizabeth Helpern