Directed by Adam Rifkin • 2014 • United States
Starring Giuseppe Andrews
DIY filmmaker, musician, and one-time teen actor Giuseppe Andrews has made over thirty experimental features. Set in some demented alternate universe, they are populated by real-life alcoholics and drug addicts, trash-talking senior citizens and residents of his trailer-park community dressed in cow outfits and costume-shop wigs, acting out booze-fueled vignettes of severe psychosis filtered through Giuseppe’s John Waters–meets–Harmony Korine–meets–Werner Herzog sensibility. Director Adam Rifkin creates a wildly surreal, outrageously funny, and strangely touching portrait of a true outsider artist as he follows Giuseppe and his ragtag troupe on the production of his latest two-day opus, GARBANZO GAS, capturing the compassion and camaraderie that binds this misfit community together.