Calls to Okies: The Park Grubbs Story

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Free Outdoor Screening of Documentary Shorts
Chambers Sun, Jun 14, 2015 5:00 PM
Join us in the courtyard of the Phoenix Hotel/Chambers Restaurant for a FREE outdoor screening of a selection of short films from this year's festival.
The Sandwich Nazi
Roxie Theatre Sun, Jun 7, 2015 7:01 PM
Larger than life deli owner Salam Kahil is an art collector, a former male escort, an amateur musician and a sandwich maker for the homeless in Vancouver’s poorest neighborhood but his true passion is talking about blowjobs. The film follows Kahil as he struggles to come to terms with aging, deteriorating health and a past that forced him to flee his home in Lebanon as a child. Fresh from its world premiere at SXSW THE SANDWICH NAZI features a foul mouth, nudity and lots of laughs.-CM
The Sandwich Nazi
Roxie Theatre Tue, Jun 9, 2015 9:15 PM
Larger than life deli owner Salam Kahil is an art collector, a former male escort, an amateur musician and a sandwich maker for the homeless in Vancouver’s poorest neighborhood but his true passion is talking about blowjobs. The film follows Kahil as he struggles to come to terms with aging, deteriorating health and a past that forced him to flee his home in Lebanon as a child. Fresh from its world premiere at SXSW THE SANDWICH NAZI features a foul mouth, nudity and lots of laughs.-CM
Film Info
Director:Bradley Beesley & Ben Steinbauer
Running Time:18

Description

In the early 1980s, before the Jerky Boys brought prank phone calls to a mainstream audience, a group of Oklahoma teenagers were conducting strange backwoods experiments with their landline telephone. These underground prank calls gained infamy, and became known as Park Grubbs, garnering such fans as The Flaming Lips, Daniel Clowes (Ghostworld, Art School Confidential), and Peter Bagge (Hate). Directed by two Okie filmmakers, Bradley Beesley and Ben Steinbauer, and featuring interviews with both the pranksters and the pranked, the legendary Park Grubbs prank calls come to life in this one-of a-kind documentary.