PREMIERE OF '45RPM'
7 p.m. Landers Theater in Batesville. $8-$10.
"45RPM" was written and directed by Arkansas native Juli Jackson and funded in part by the Ozark Foothills FilmFest in Batesville. It's the first of three films that have been awarded grants by the festival as part of the Arkansas Indie Film Initiative.
The film is Jackson's feature-length debut and was shot in Arkansas (including a scene in Arkansas Record & CD Exchange). The story concerns Charlie (Liza Burns), an artist living in New York who's seeking for a connection between her work and the music of her deceased father.
That yearning turns into an actual search, for the extremely rare 45 her dad's band cut back in Arkansas during the heyday of '60s garage rock. To help her track it down, Charlie recruits an obsessive record collector (is there any other kind?) named Louie (played by Red Octopus alum Jason Thompson). The two of them hit the road in a vintage Pontiac, scouring the South in search of the elusive wax.
Based on the trailer, "45 RPM" seems like a sharp (and sharp-looking) road comedy that will appeal to both record geeks and normal folks alike.
Check it out after the jump.