|Title:||The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico|
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|03.13.06||Regal Arbor||This Screening is part of event: South by Southwest 2006|
Lucky for me I stuck around for the next movie at the Arbor based on a recommendation from Micah. This movie was great... it's a mockumentary about a progressive country singer/songwriter who was killed in the early 70s named Guy Terrifico. They got a bunch of country singers to give interviews about this fictional guy and set up a whole life story that was pretty hilarious. They did a great job of capturing the early 70s film stock and harsh lighting and things of that nature, making the archival footage pretty impressively period. Then there's some pretty classic lines and situations, including Guy getting kicked in the brain by a horse at one of his infamously wild parties, his catching trend of humping the bass drum at every live show, and the homosexual midget buddy that documents everything from a low angle with his grainy 16mm camera. Then at the end it manages to turn dead serious with an honestly really good performance and a gag that made the whole theater jump. Although they're mildly jokey, all of the original tunes are actually pretty good (in that early 70s progressive country way), so the whole movie really impressed me as being quality and a good time. Micah said it played here at last year's SXSW so I have no clue whether it'll be viewable anywhere else ever but I hope so.