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     EAGLE VS SHARK
New Zealand, 87 mins, Color (Sexual Content, Violence, Adult Content, Language)

Director/Screenwriter: Taika Waititi
Producers: Cliff Curtis, Ainsley Gardiner
Editor: Jonathan Woodford- Robinson
Cast: Jemaine Clement, Craig Hall, Loren Horsley, Rachel House, Brian Sergent


GRAND JURY PRIZE NOMINEE 2007 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

Which is the more dangerous predator: an eagle or a shark? That's a trick question. Don't try to answer it. You'll have your own opinion by the end of Taika Waititi's deliciously tangy, deadpan feature debut about two colorful misfits thrown into each other's orbit.

Lily is one of those weird, sweet-natured girls with stringy hair who is quite lovely and charismatic under a surface of shy awkwardness. But most people don't have enough vision to notice, and the truth is that Lily isn't looking to change. She cashiers at a fast-food joint and pines for Jarrod, the self-aggrandizing, clueless geek from the computer store across the way. Fiercely optimistic, Lily crashes Jarrod's animal/video-game extravaganza, impressing him enough with her shark suit and gaming prowess to score a hookup with Eagle Lord (Jarrod) himself. Soon Lily and her brother are driving Jarrod back to his hometown to confront his childhood nemesis. But here Jarrod's self-absorption blossoms so mightily that it may drive even the most adoring of girlfriends away. As Jarrod prepares to exact his revenge on the past, Lily's quiet power gathers force as well. With so much subtlety and precision in Loren Horsley and Jemaine Clement's straight-faced, oddball performances, Lily and Jarrod's attempts to reach each other are hilarious and excruciatingly real. – excerpt by Caroline Libresco, Courtesy of the 2007 Sundance Film Festival
    --http://www.sundance.org/source/film/Default.aspx?g=1&n=711&k=186&t=1&c=711
Taika Waititi
Taika Waititi is of Te-Whanau-a-Apanui descent and hails from the Raukokore region of the East Coast, New Zealand. He has been involved in the film industry for several years, initially as an actor, and now focusing on writing and directing. As a performer and comedian, Taika has been involved in some of the most innovative and successful productions seen in New Zealand. He regularly does standup gigs around the county and in 2004 launched his solo production, Taika's Incredible Show. He is the director of acclaimed short films Two Cars, One Night, which garnered and Academy Award nomination and Tama Tu. He currently has two feature films in development.
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          DEATH TO THE TINMAN
USA, 2007, 12 mins, Black & White (Violence)

Director: Ray Tintori

www.raytintori.com


AWARD WINNER 2007 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

A story of how the OZ Tinman lost his limbs, his lover, his heart and tried to get his life back.

 
Showings
06/9/07 02:00 PMVenue 1 (SYS)
Saugatuck Yacht Services
868 Holland Street
 


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