An Explosive Documentary
Driven by grit and greed, adrenaline and hunger, crystal meth and scripture, a defiant group of desert survivalists risk their lives scavenging the lethal but lucrative wastes of war in the kill zones of a US military bombing range near the Mexican border.
Screenings at the SF DocFest
The San Francisco DocFest takes place October 14 through 26 and Scrapper will have three screenings: the first two will be at the historic Roxy Theater, Friday Oct. 14 at 7.15pm and Monday Oct 17 at 9.30 pm. The third screening will be Wednesday Oct 19 at 2.45pm in Berkeley at the Shattuck cinemas, adjacent to the campus.
I wrote about this excellent documentary a while back, but since then there has been great momentum building for filmmaker Stephan Wassmann’s amazing documentary. This unique movie has been making the rounds at various film festivals around the world, garnering much praise and being invited as an Official Selection at the 2011 Durango Film Festival and the 2011 Slamdance Film Festival, and winning the Spirit Award at the 2011 Brooklyn Film Festival, winner of the Royal Reel Award at the 2011 Canada International Film Festival, and the Winner of the 2011 Seattle True Independent Film Festival.
Watch the All New “Scrapper” Trailer on YouTube
“Scrapper” Screening Schedule:
- Friday October 14 at the Historic Roxy Theatre @ 7:15pm
- Monday October 17 at the historic Roxy Theatre @ 9:30pm
- Wednesday October 19 at the Shattuck Cinemas @ 2:45pm in Berkeley (adjacent to the campus)
Check the link to the SFDocFest page where you can get screening and location information and even purchase tickets online if you’d like.
Please Support Struggling Filmmakers
If you happen to be in San Francisco during these dates in October, please consider supporting filmmaker Stephan Wassmann and treat yourself to a really great documentary experience while helping support a talented filmmaker to achieve his goals and dreams.
CINESPIA HOLLYWOOD CEMETERY SCREENINGS, SEASON 10
If you’ve never been to the Hollywood Forever Cemetery Movie Screenings, you don’t know what you’re missing. Check out the movie screening schedule and come on down with a group of your nearest and dearest. Really fun and they show some awesome movies.
Check the Hollywood Forever movie screening schedule here:
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(Santa Monica Blvd. @ Gower)
Filmmaker Kevin Booth’s New Documentary:
How Weed Won the West
I always support Kevin Booth’s efforts to raise awareness and exposing the ridiculous and dangerous draconian drug laws in the USA. I first learned about Kevin Booth many years ago, by being a huge fan of the late great comedian/satirist Bill Hicks. Kevin and Bill had been childhood friends. I feel that part of Bill’s long-silenced voice is still heard through he works of his friends such as Kevin Booth.
Free Preview Screening
Venice Beach, Feb. 13
On Saturday February 13th at 8:00PM, the new feature length documentary from Sacred Cow Productions, ???How Weed Won the West??? will be screened at the Organica dispensary in Venice Beach (13456 Washington Blvd.), the site of the LAPD raid from last year as shown in the film.
“How Weed Won the West??? is the story of the people who probably would not die if you took their weed away. People who feel it is their right to smoke a dried flower instead of ingesting dangerous pharmaceuticals for medicine, or alcohol and cigarettes to simply catch a buzz.
Intense New Documentary – Scrapper
by L.A. Filmmaker Stephan Wassmann
A Mini-history of Twan and Stephan Wassmann
Stephan Wassmann is a good friend of mine. He and I met when we were both working on our very first feature film together when we were in our early 20’s. It was an ultra-low budget piece of crap called “Warlords From Hell”, produced by B-movie mogul Roger Corman, co-starring Robert Patrick in his first movie role (best known as the evil liquid robot man in Director James Cameron’s Terminator 2). Stephan and I have remained friends over the years and have kept tabs on each other’s endeavors. Stephan was one of the director/cameramen for a project that is still on the shelf, waiting for ME (Twan) to get off my ass and make happen: the 1999 Burning Man Voodoo Opera – Le Mystere de Papa Loko. Absolutely amazing footage.
Get a glimpse of our explosive new documentary “SCRAPPER”, which takes you inside a uniquely American outlaw realm… right where you least expect it.
There’s a 3 minute and a 1 minute trailer. We’d love it if you posted a comment if you don’t mind taking the time. We’re trying to generate as much buzz as we can, so feel free to forward the link to friends.
Please check it out
Director/Filmmaker of “Scrapper”
Or you can simply go to YouTube and type in SCRAPPER DOCUMENTARY.
You can also view the trailer on the “Scrapper” website at:
Delicious Sights & Sounds at Electric Apricot
Click the image above to visit the Electric Apricot website. Very nicely done. Citizens of Burning Man at Black Rock City will find a special place in their hearts for Electric Apricot.
When the site loads, let is sit for a while. Make sure your speakers on. Some very cool tunes start playing. Enjoy!
Buy Electric Apricot: The Quest for Festeroo
Rent Electric Apricot through Netflix.com
Many thanx to the always fascinating, magickal, fun-loving Courtney Clark, (aka: Gypsy) for turning me on to this. Thank you for keeping life colorful and interesting.
The occasionally overwhelming darkness of life can seem to be all encompassing. Depressing beyond belief. Beyond hope. I’m looking at life through those dark filters at the moment. Actually, for quite too long now… It’s not pretty… but I’ve seen uglier, and lived through worse.
They say that god works in mysterious ways…
But something has lifted my spirits, if even just a little bit. I’m here watching the end of a mediocre movie called “Devil’s Advocate”. It’s not all that great. In it, Al Pacino plays Satan in human form… an attorney, no less… And he is giving a belligerent, indignant speech about God, his nemesis. It is this speech that has given my spirits a boost and a grin for the day. A ray of hope and sunshine. Redemption can come in odd, unexpected ways. I’ll take it! I accept!
I hope you enjoy this transcript as much as I enjoy bringing it to your attention:
God? …..Is that it..?
Well, I’ll tell ya… let me give you a little inside information about “god”:
God likes to watch.
He’s a prankster.
Think about it :
He gives man instincts…
He gives you this extraordinary gift…
And then what does he do..? I swear, for his own amusement… his own private cosmic gag reel…
He sets the rules in opposition. It’s the goof of all time:
Look… but don’t touch…
Touch… but don’t taste…
Taste… but don’t swallow…
Ha ha ha!
And while you’re jumping from one foot to the next, what is he doing?
He’s laughing his sick f cking ass off..!
He’s a tight-ass..!
He’s a SADIST..!
He’s an absentee landlord..!
Worship *THAT* !?!…
Al Pacino as Satan in Devil’s Advocate
Even though Pacino is playing the devil… that particular description doesn’t sound so devilish at all… Sounds pretty logical to me! And I don’t have much use for those bankrupt, irrelevant concepts known as ‘god’ and ‘devil’….
Update: OK.. I finished watching the movie since I originally posted this message.
Twan’s quick capsule review:
“Piece of Shit!”
But that doesn’t diminish the quoted text above. That much is golden!