Tuesday, January 13, 7PM
KIAC Ballroom • Admission by Donation
Andy Jones & Mike Jones | 1986 | Comedy | 110 minutes
The first independent feature film to come out of Newfoundland.
A film unlike any other produced in Canada, both an epic struggle for an independent Newfoundland and a tall tale about one man’s increasingly precarious view of reality. Faustus Bidgood is a polyester-clad milquetoast functionary in the provincial Department of Education who, in alternating fantasies, imagines the gory murder of his tormenting co-workers, and dreams himself President on the People’s Republic of Newfoundland.
Along the way there are murders, angels, mental hospitals, Mephistopheles, a love triangle, a birth in the rafters above the stage for the annual government employee’s benefit concert for crippled children, a film within the film and another film within that film, blackmail, a bizarre theory of total education and more!
Featuring: ANDY JONES, GREG MALONE, ROBERT JOY, MARY WALSH, TOMMY SEXTON, CATHY JONES.....and HUNDREDS more!
Presented in association with the Canadian Film Institute and the generous financial support of the Klondike Visitors Association.
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