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Cinetopia International Film Festival | November 23, 2014

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Buzzard

Marty, a temp employee at a bank in Grand Rapids spends most of his working hours plotting petty scams. He responds poorly when assigned some actual work by his boss but soon takes interest in the chore, when he realizes this new assignment could earn him some money on the side. Naive about how this process works, he’s frightened to learn that his boss will soon see the evidence of his crime. Paranoid, he flees his apartment and hides in his co-worker’s basement.  Here he abuses his reluctant host’s hospitality for a while, before fleeing to Detroit with nothing but forged checks, a grotesquely modified Nintendo Power Glove and a vile temper. Premiering at SXSW 2014Buzzard is a guerilla-style, bitingly funny look at one man’s personal rebellion against the established American order. Fittingly described by SXSW as, “Albert Camus meets Freddy Krueger.”

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Friday, June 6, 6:45 PM, State Theater
Saturday, June 7, 9:30 PM, Detroit Institute of Arts Lecture Hall

97 min
Not rated
Year: 2014
Country: US
Language: English
Festivals: SXSW
Director: Joel Potrykus
Screenwriter: Joel Potrykus
Cast: Joshua Burge, Joel Potrykus, Teri Ann Nelson, Katie Call, Joe Anderson, Scott Baisden