Thursday, January 13, 2011
Giuseppe Andrews - Period Piece (2006)
Fearless underground filmmaker Guiseppe Andrews steps back behind the camera to deliver the kind of extreme gross-out thrills only hinted at in 2003's Trailer Park in a tragicomic tale of life along the Ventura Highway. When a birthday camping trip goes bad and his son is killed in a tragic accident, a retired police officer finds the overwhelming pain too much to bear. Meanwhile, a homebound father longing to relive the sexual conquests of his youth fulfills his fantasies with an imaginary prostitute named Serenity, and a French dwarf struggles to finish his screenplay concerning the strange adventures of a half-man/half-stuffed-animal chauffer
From Critically-Acclaimed Underground Filmmaker Giuseppe Andrews (Trailer Town, Touch Me in the Morning) comes Period Piece, his most ambitious film experiment yet! Featuring talking tater tots, fornicating teddy bears, a smoking dead pig and the most disturbing visage of God ever put on screen, Period Piece threads together multiple plotlines following a unique assortment of tragicomic characters living along the Ventura Highway. There's the retired police officer (Walt Dongo), broken and homeless after the untimely death of his son during a birthday camping trip. The elderly homebound father (Tyree), hopelessly doomed to pantomime the sexual conquests of his glory days with an imaginary prostitute named Serenity. The French Midget writing his epic screenplay about a half-man/half-stuffed animal chauffeur.