AT THE VIDEO STORE is an innovative and rambunctiously entertaining documentary film by director James Westby (Film Geek, The Auteur, Rid of Me). Equal parts personal essay, intense ... See full summary »
Geek Alert! Geek Alert! Geek Alert! We have discovered one of the most entertaining & quirky film geekettos in film history, Scotty Pelk the protagonist of the independent pelkicula "Film Geek". Pelk is a walking encyclopedia of film facts. He is the epitome of cinematic obsession. Melik Malkasian's performance as Pelk was mesmerizing. Malkasian's breakthrough work will gateway him to the Melik Way of independent film stardom. Pelk is a clerk at a video store named Video Connection. He is the king of T.M.M.I. (Too Much Movie Information) as he annoys the customers with obscure facts on avant-garde directors and screen imaging. "Scottytape" has definitely watched way too many movie videotapes throughout his lifetime. He also has a film fascinado website whose hit list is in the same list as what some of his co-workers have him on, "the zero list". Pelk gets "cut" from his Video Connection dream job and aimlessly searches for another video store gig. He also falls for an attractive female artist named Niko who thinks he is the dweeb poster boy but finds a "reel" attraction in him. The film follows Scotty through his trivial film world and it becomes a playground for film freaks & geeks, present company included. Writer-Director James Westby's love letter to film connoisseurs is a marvel effort that has to rank as one of the supreme independent films in cinema history! I hope to see more flicks from the "Wild Wild Westby". Join the great geek gods of film and take a peek at "Film Geek". ***** Excellent
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