DIR: M. THURBER
Matthew Thurber's first film is a surrealist adaptation of Daniel Pinkwater's Young Adult novel "Alan Mendelsohn, the Boy From Mars". A debate over the origin of the beverage Fleegix– is it made from light processed through automobiles, or from the Zitzkis berry?– becomes the cause of optical warfare, represented by animated propaganda As a parade of characters search for enlightenment in the Library of Alexandria, the poet John Ashbery is reincarnated as a lamp in Baltimore and a Sur-marine captain goes down (up?) with his ship. Shadow Punks rollerskate and read books upside down as a Militarized Camera Obscura mows down the Queen of Mars. Fleegix is a self reflexive film experience about the creation of belief systems through the inherent mystery of moving pictures.
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