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Scumrock (2002)

A pretentious underground filmmaker struggles with his masterpiece while a scuzzy punkoid chick tries to keep her band from fading into obscurity.

Director:

Jon Moritsugu

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Cast

Credited cast:
Courtney Stephens Courtney Stephens ... Jelly
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Victor of Aquitaine ... Charles Coddington
Craig Baldwin Craig Baldwin
Matt Bonar Matt Bonar
Amy Davis ... Roxxy
Dustin Donaldson Dustin Donaldson
James Duval ... Drew
Peter Friedrich Peter Friedrich
Jennifer M. Gentile Jennifer M. Gentile
Chris Golden Chris Golden
Jenny Hacker Jenny Hacker
David Hahn David Hahn
Lance Hahn Lance Hahn ... Asian dude
Spencer Hicks Spencer Hicks
Cup Iwata Cup Iwata
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A pretentious underground filmmaker struggles with his masterpiece while a scuzzy punkoid chick tries to keep her band from fading into obscurity.

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It's Scumrock... not Punk Rock !

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 2002 (USA) See more »

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At An Angle Productions See more »
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Color
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The movie was shot on analog Hi-8, edited on linear VHS, and mastered onto Betacam SP. See more »

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Stars Are Exploding
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Moritsugu - The last honest director in America...
29 December 2004 | by vulcansSee all my reviews

Moritsugu and Amy Davis, in their fun-loving, intellectual hybrid continue to jab at normality while appealing to the alienated and outcast. They have been and continue to be one of the real counter cultural alternatives to any sort of traditional, Hollywood film-making style.

"Scumrock" is another great film from them, this time taking on the world of video, dragging it through the mud shooting the entire film on High8 instead of Digital. In their own playful way, they've made a statement that equals Godard's "In Praise Of Love".

The film itself is a fun look at competitive rock bands in the Bay Area. Mixing some of the elements of their last feature, "Fame Whore", with the feel of one of the Lovedoll films, they've created a hilarious satire sure to make this a cult film of the future. A second story stars Moritsugu as a Richard Kern type underground filmmaker. He's poking fun at his former home and himself at the same time.

Despite all the intellectual analysis of some of his films, it's well worth mentioning that they are very accessible and hilarious. You just have to wonder if they're laughing with you or at you.


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