Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Indie Film: Everything Must Go

I watched Everything Must Go, a pleasant and quirky indie film produced and directed by Len Dell'Amico. If that name sounds vaguely familiar, it must mean that you're a Deadhead and have seen his directorial work in the different Grateful Dead videos over the years. Dell'Amico directed Dead Ahead, Ticket to New Year's Eve Concert and selections from From the Vault series. Dell'Amico went the indie film route with Everything Must Go, but the entire vibe of the Dead and spirit of that sort of community is peppered throughout.

Everything Must Go is essentially a road film, which is a genre that usually includes two people in a car in search of something. In this case, for Bobby and Mac, it's a search for drugs and the hilarity that ensues. Look, we've all been there at some point, either jonesin' ourselves, or helping a bud trying to score something. In this case, Mac just got fired from his job and he's in search of oxycontin to dull the pain (add to the fact that his wife left him for a spiritual guru and won't let him see his daughter). Mac has to rely on super slacker Bobby to help him find a supply of oxy. The two embark on a journey and come across many different and eclectic characters along the way.

The movie is peppered with visual montages from Dell'Amico in a definite departure from traditional storytelling. Some of them remind you of a bad acid trip, while others draw you deep into the inner psyche, which is the point depending on the scene.

Check out the trailer...

The soundtrack includes tunes from many bands you know well such as Widespread Panic, Bob Weir & Ratdog, and the Yardbirds.

You can follow Everything Must Go on twitter (@EMGMovie) and definitely head over to the website if you'd like to buy a copy.

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