“Napoleon Dynamite by way of Taxi Driver”
Stuart Simpson’s Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla is a strange character study flaunting wicked humour and mounting unease. Warren is an ice cream man who lives alone with his cat and tunes in daily to his favorite soap opera. However, after an awful accident, Warren’s life begins to spiral out of control: he becomes dangerously obsessed with his favourite soap star, a local drug dealer starts muscling in on his patch, and his sanity begins to disintegrate alarmingly. – KJ
Directed by Stuart Simpson | Australia 2013 | 85 min
The ultimate Filipino exploitation B-film! Starring Weng Weng, who is the subject of the new documentary The Search for Weng Weng — also playing at IndieFest! Mr. Giant has kidnapped the brilliant Dr. Van Kohler and is planning to use the Doctor’s invention (the N-bomb) to hold the world hostage. The only one who can foil Mr. Giant’s evil scheme is Agent 00, a 2-foot-9-inch Filipino martial arts master. He is an expert marksman, top-class romancer and all-around superspy. Can Agent 00 rescue Dr. Kohler before it’s too late? -JMG
Directed by Eddie Nicart | Philippines 1981 | 88 min | English dubbed (for maximum enjoyment)!