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) – ETIENNE! is a gently offbeat comedy about appreciating, literally, the little things in life. Written and directed by Jeff Mizushima—one of Filmmaker Magazine‘s ”25 New Faces of Independent Film” and winner of the CineVegas “Director to Watch” Award—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 friend—a dwarf hamster named Etienne—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: