Sunday, September 20th at The Whiskey
Doors Open 4PM -- Screening begins 4:30PM
$5 Cash Cover
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"... a beakful of yuks... 'Woodpecker' soars above the bulk
of low-budget Amerindie farces, if not above the director's
earlier 'The Hole Story', now a minor cult fave on DVD. A
rare bird himself, Karpovsky remains one to watch."
Rob Nelson, VARIETY
"★★★★ ... 'Woodpecker' is a
great, funny and surprisingly moving film that's not to be
Don R. Lewis, FILM THREAT
"... I found myself in awe of this tale about an amateur
birdwatcher on a desperate mission. A highly entertaining,
character-driven story, the film blends tragedy with comedy,
truth with fiction, pathos with absurdity, and the result
will have you simultaneously laughing and performing mental
gymnastics to unravel its many layers."
Toddy Burton, THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE
Karpovsky is carving his own unique path in his quest to find a truer,
deeper state of cinematic being. As in 'The Hole Story',
'Woodpecker' is equal parts television news report, American
history lesson, probing documentary, and... existential tragicomedy.
... it works on both a universal and personal level as a
statement of genuinely affecting edutainment."
Michael Tully, HAMMER TO NAIL
"A wonderful sucker punch of a movie... To say any more would
ruin one of the niftiest movie surprises I've encountered."
RICHARD BUTLER, KANSAS CITY STAR
As I have already said, WOODPECKER absolutely stole my heart when I saw it at the 2008 Flyway Film Festival in Pepin, Wisconsin, and made it's creator Alex Karpovsky, one of my heroes. I am a huge advocate of knowing as little as possible about a movie before I see it, and that is always my advice to everyone. The less you know about Woodpecker, the more surprises you will have in store, but no matter what you read, nothing will prepare you for this precious and hilarious handmade movie. - Pericles
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