SF IndieFest: ASPHALT WATCHES
First show: February 14 Last show: February 18
|Film Category:||Animated Feature|
|Year of Release:||2013|
This autobiographical psychedelic animated road movie – and TIFF award winner – from underground comix darlings Seth Scriver and Shayne Ehman follows characters Bucktooth Cloud and Skeleton Hat as they embark on a hilarious and frightening road trip, encountering strange people and happenings you could only find along the Canadian highway – a psychotic Santa Claus from Calgary, a small town beauty contest in Regina and a barrage of out-of-control hosers – all set to head-bopping beats.
“Though their work may call to mind late-night animated fare like South Park, Adult Swim’s Squidbillies and 12 oz. Mouse, Scriver and Ehman’s vision is daringly experimental and vibrantly unique. As with the best road movies, it’s not about where you are going, but the journey itself.Asphalt Watches is a trip in every sense of the word.” (Agata Smoluch Del Sorbo, TIFF)
Plays with the short film:
LOVES OF A CYCLOPS
Nathan Punwar | USA 2012 | 25mins. |Print Source: Nathan Punwar
Just another short film about a modern-day one-eyed man with a strange vision, an experimental scientist, and a former child-star narrator of books on tape.