Pirates of the Great Salt Lake

E.R. Nelson
USA, 2006, 82 minutes
World Premiere

Roxie Cinema 2/03, 7p Buy
Women's Building 2/05, 430p Buy

I was wondering when someone would make an intelligent, satirical, character-driven, laugh-out-loud funny comedy-action hybrid of Cervantes' Don Quixote and Johnny Depp's Pirates of the Caribbean – with ghosts, heroes, villains, the plank, plenty of eyeliner, brine flies, the love that dare not speak it's name and a cave (because it's not a pirate movie without a cave). Thankfully, my wait is over – the pirates are here!

Director and co-writer E.R. Nelson makes an unforgettable debut with the hilarious tongue-in-cheek comedy, Pirates of the Great Salt Lake.

Kirk Redgrave (Kirby Heyborne seen last year at IndieFest in the comedy smash Sons of Provo) and Flint Weaver met just three short weeks ago. Both of them were twenty-something outcasts and loners in their landlocked home, but together they share a dream to become the best buccaneers the world has ever seen. Kirk and Flint take the pirate code to heart and set out (in a leaky boat) for a life of pillaging and plunder. Still, pirate life isn't all it's cracked up top be. For Kirk, it's a life of failure. For Flint, one without reward. When the pair run across a long-lost treasure map, they must battle a wicked rival to fulfill their wildest pirate dreams and claim the booty – which may or may not be cursed.

Arrrrr matey! Ye'll be laughing like a pirate – long and hard.

Co-presented by Frameline.

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