Festival

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Product Overview

A hilarious and all-too-realistic spoof of the film industry, The Festival is a 6-part mockumentary series starring wide-eyed young filmmaker Rufus Marquez. As seen through the lens of fictional documentarian Cookie Armstrong, Marquez hitchhikes his way to the impossibly pretentious Mountain United Film Festival (M.U.F.F.), clutching the only copy of his first feature, The Unreasonable Truth of Butterflies. Recently divorced and living in his mother's basement, Marquez desperately wants his big break; instead he's pushed to the edge of a breakdown. At M.U.F.F., absurdity piles onto absurdity as the charmingly naive Marquez enters a zany world of bitter veteran filmmakers, self-important Hollywood executives, preening actor-gods, and obnoxious groupies.

A witty and richly-deserved parody of film festivals and the movie industry in general, The Festival revels in knocking the block off big egos and artsy poseurs. Both rewarding entertainment and razor-sharp insight, The Festival is "everything a mock documentary should be: sassy, glib, subtle, biting, and consistently hilarious" (The Hollywood Reporter).

Specifications

Studio New Video Group
SKU 203442920
UPC 767685986332
UPC 14 00767685986332
Format DVD
Release Date 1/30/2007
Keywords
Film About Film
Filmmakers
Filmmaking
Parody
Satire
Spoof
Editors Note
Note The film festival circuit is parodied in this amusing mocumentary-style movie. THE FESTIVAL begins by following a young filmmaker named Rufus Marquez, who is being filmed by a documentary crew as he takes his first film to the fictitious Mountain United Film Festival (M.U.F.F.). On arrival Marquez encounters ludicrously pretentious figures, film festival groupies, burnt-out Hollywood players, and actors with impossibly lofty opinions of themselves. A spirited and well-observed satire of the film festival circuit, THE FESTIVAL may prove to be uncomfortable viewing for industry veterans.
Cast & Crew
Amy Keith - Art Director
Annika Krausz - Art Director
Brandi-Ann Milbradt - Producer
David Eberts - Editor
Debbie Demontreux - Executive Producer
James A. Woods - Actor
John Ashmore - Cinematographer
Miranda Handford - Actor
Myles Hainsworth - Writer
Nicolas Wright - Actor
Phil Price - Editor
Phil Price - Writer
Phil Price - Director
Sarah Carlsen - Actor
Technical Info
Catalog ID 9863
UPC 00767685986332
Number of Discs 2
Running Time 132 minutes
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Features
DVD
Product Attributes
Actor Wright,Nicolas
Label New Video Group
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
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