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Independent Film Week: HEY, HAPPY!

FRI, NOV 28 / 11 pm
Dir. Noam Gonick | Canada 2001 | 75min. | 35mm

DJ Sabu spins Armageddon when his overactive libido leads him into teenage pregnancy. His mythic quest for two thousand boys ends with Happy, a paranoid UFO-ologist to whom aliens promise to appear (as his love child). Spanky is an evil hairdresser trying to foil Sabu’s mission at every turn. He is the self-proclaimed “biggest bitch in the world”. The action unfolds at a series of raves on old Garbage Hill in a strange place we call Winnipeg.

Noam Gonick is a Canadian film director, screenwriter and artist. The son of radical Marxist and former Manitoba MLA Cy Gonick, Noam supplemented his formal film education by studying directors Guy Maddin and Bruce LaBruce. His survey of Maddin’s life and work became the documentary Waiting for Twilight (1998), narrated by Tom Waits. His interest in LaBruce resulted in the book Ride, Queer, Ride! Hey, Happy!, Gonick’s first feature film, is an astro-camp epic set in the Winnipeg rave scene on the eve of an apocalyptic flood. The film’s world premiere was at the Sundance Film Festival in 2001.

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