See Shoplifting From American Apparel
Cedar Lee Theatre | January 10, 2013 @ 7:30pm $10
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Six premieres, Six Cities. Buy your seat or the screenings will not happen!
SHOPLIFTING FROM AMERICAN APPAREL is a docudramedy that melds Tao Lin's autobiographical novel about getting arrested, Internet celebrity, and failing relationships with a film crew’s misadventures with indie filmmaking.
The film highlights writers within the virtual world (Noah Cicero, Brad Warner, Bebe Zeva, Jordan Castro, and Tao Lin) and uses new media and animation techniques to reflect the novella’s nuances alongside the current economic challenges of creating independent cinema.
Over the past few years, literary works by Tao Lin have gained increasing popularity, drawing thousands of fans to the unique worlds created in Richard Yates, Eeeee Eee Eeee, and Shoplifting from American Apparel.
Set mostly in Manhattan—although also featuring Atlantic City, Brooklyn, GMail Chat, and Gainsville, Florida—this autobiographical novella, spanning two years in the life of a young writer with a cultish following, has been described by the author as “A shoplifting book about vague relationships,” “2 parts shoplifting arrest, 5 parts vague relationship issues,” and “An ultimately life-affirming book about how the unidirectional nature of time renders everything beautiful and sad.”
The hip are bored and they want you to know it. Part absurdist documentary and part cinematic realism, SHOPLIFTING FROM AMERICAN APPAREL moves between the life of the actual writer who has written the popular novel on which the film is based to the mishaps of a ragtag film crew who offer each other challenges to make certain scenes.
Q&A and prize giveaways at each screening!
12/7 - LA - LOS FELIZ 3
12/15 - NYC - INDIESCREEN
1/ 3 - PORTLAND -CLINTON STREET THEATER
1/5 - SEATTLE - NORTHWEST FILM FORUM
1/10 - CLEVELAND - CEDAR LEE THEATER
1/12 - SAN FRANCISCO - 4 STAR THEATER
Each screening will include prize giveaways, special guests, and a Q&A with zen teacher and actor Brad Warner and director Pirooz Kalayeh.
Guests confirmed for the Cleveland screening: Jordan Castro, Mallory Whitten