If you will be in NY from September 3rd to 9th, please check this out!
“Enormously likable! An affectionate, raggedy road movie that feels like a throwback to more innocent times.”
– Justin Chang, VARIETY
New York, NY (Sept. 1, 2010) â€“Â ETIENNE! isÂ a gently offbeat comedy about appreciating, literally, the little things in life. Written and directed by Jeff Mizushimaâ€”one ofÂ Filmmaker Magazine‘sÂ “25 New Faces of Independent Film” and winner of the CineVegas “Director to Watch” Awardâ€”this sweet-natured festival fave makes its New York theatrical run with a week-long engagement, September 3 – 9 (see theater website for times).
With not a pinch of irony in his impressive mustache, soft-spoken eccentric Richard (Richard Vallejos) discovers that his best and only friendâ€”a dwarf hamster named Etienneâ€”has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Before saying farewell, Richard decides to show him the world on a wide-eyed bicycle trip up the California coast, along the way meeting a sympathetic pair of traveling musicians (indie rockers Great Northern), a pinhole camera enthusiast (I AM A SEX ADDICT director and WAKING LIFE co-star Caveh Zahedi) and a fellow lonely soul named Elodie (Megan Harvey).
88 minutes. In English. Presented in Blu-ray. Unrated.
*** COME EARLY FOR LIQUOR & SNACKS! Doors open 45 minutes before showtime!
*** Special Guest(s) and Guest Critic in person for Q&As following the 6pm & 9pm screenings on Friday, Sept. 3!
*** Get Your tickets HERE
“Undeniably marching to the beat of its own drummer, ETIENNE! is an oddball charmer of a scrappy first feature.”
– Michael Rechtshaffen, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
GREAT NORTHERN’S Rachel Stolte and Solon Bixler: