Posted by: jamesodinwade | April 26, 2010

Friend Film Festival Selections!

Hi guys! The selections have been made and here they are. There were nothing but great suggestions from you guys and I can’t wait to see all these amazing films. Thanks for submitting and I hope to have a full recap posted one week from today! Happy FFF everyone!

Descriptions taken from imdb…

The French Connection (Greg’s pick)

Popeye Doyle and Buddy Russo get wind of a big shipment of Heroin and begin a tail of the suspects, and their French Connection, two French nationals who are the european link. As money troubles begin for the hoods they decide to kill Popeye and Buddy to give them enough room to bring in the Heroin. A combination of police procedural and action/car chase. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>


The Imposters (Emma’s pick)

In an attempt to resurrect the slapstick comedy of Laurel and Hardy or The Marx Brothers, Stanley Tucci and Oliver Platt team-up as two out-of-work actors who accidentally stowaway on a ship to hide from a drunken, belligerent lead actor who has sworn to kill them for belittling his talents. Of course, the lead actor end up on the ship as well. Also, a madman (Tony Shalhoub) plots the destruction of the ship and Steve Buscemi is a depressed, suicidal lounge singer named Happy Frank. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>


Gummo (Karla’s pick)

Xenia, Ohio, is a small poor and boring city that never fully recovered after a tornado in the 1970s. Teenager Solomon and his slightly older friend Tummler, have nothing to do but kill time, buying glue to sniff and get high. Written by Anonymous


Bad Guy (Gianna’s pick)

In busy downtown Seoul, a thuggish young man notices a fresh-faced college student who sits on a bench. He stares then sits next to her. She looks at him as if he’s vermin, rises and walks to another bench. He sits staring. Her boyfriend arrives, she points to the stranger, the boyfriend shrugs and puts his arm around her to walk away. The stranger starts to leave as well, turns, goes to them, takes her face firmly in his hands and kisses her long and hard. The boyfriend tries unsuccessfully to break them apart, then soldiers beat the stranger. She demands an apology. He is silent. She slaps him and spits on him. They leave. The next day, he sets out to ruin her. How can this end? Written by<jhailey@hotmail.com>


Swimming Pool (Marian’s pick)

Swimming Pool focuses on Sarah, a rigid and conservative, yet successful English mystery writer. Sarah’s personal life and new novel take a dramatic twist when she meets her publisher’s sexy, free-spirited daughter Julie at his gracious mansion in the French countryside. Written by bondish


The Hustler (Alan’s pick)

Pool-hall America: a merciless macho world where success demands absolute ruthlessness and coming second means a personal hell of inadequacy and doubt. Fast Eddy is the young hopeful on the way to challenging past master of the green baize Minnesota Fats for his world title. Written by J.Arnold Free <arnold@mayahtt.ca>


Antichrist (Siobhan’s pick)

Pool-hall America: a merciless macho world where success demands absolute ruthlessness and coming second means a personal hell of inadequacy and doubt. Fast Eddy is the young hopeful on the way to challenging past master of the green baize Minnesota Fats for his world title. Written by J.Arnold Free <arnold@mayahtt.ca>


Clue (Andy’s pick)

Was it Colonel Mustard in the study with a gun? Miss Scarlet in the billiard room with the rope? Or was it Wadsworth the butler? Meet all the notorious suspects and discover all their foul play things. You’ll love their dastardly doings as the bodies and the laughs pile up before your eyes. Written by Anonymous


Black Dynamite (Willy’s pick)

This is the story of 1970s African-American action legend Black Dynamite. The Man killed his brother, pumped heroin into local orphanages, and flooded the ghetto with adulterated malt liquor. Black Dynamite was the one hero willing to fight The Man all the way from the blood-soaked city streets to the hallowed halls of the Honky House.. Written byAnonymous


My Winnipeg (Illinois Smith’s pick)

A personal portrait of filmmaker Guy Maddin’s hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Let’s do this thing!

-James

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Responses

  1. Seems like the Anti-Christ you picked (based on the synopsis) isn’t the one I was thinking of. It’s from 2009, Lars Von Trier! Just want to make sure you’ll be watching the right now. :)

  2. He accidentally copy-pasted the Hustler description.

  3. I am a fool.

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  5. ah! swimming pool. Prepare to see a hot young french girl parade around topless for an hour and a half.


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