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The Parking Lot Movie (2010)

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The Parking Lot Movie is a documentary about a singular parking lot in Charlottesville, Virginia. The film follows a select group of parking lot attendants and their strange rite of passage... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Patrick Baran Patrick Baran ... Himself
John Beers John Beers ... Himself
Chris Farina Chris Farina ... Himself
Tyler Magill Tyler Magill ... Himself
James McNew James McNew ... Himself
Scott Meiggs Scott Meiggs ... Himself
Nate Millington Nate Millington ... Himself
Mark Schottinger Mark Schottinger ... Himself
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The Parking Lot Movie is a documentary about a singular parking lot in Charlottesville, Virginia. The film follows a select group of parking lot attendants and their strange rite of passage. The eccentric brotherhood of attendants consist of grad students, overeducated philosophers, surly artists, middle-age slackers and more. This self-described "ragtag group of fractured poets" prefer skateboards and bicycles to cars and have at best a tolerant contempt for the people they serve. That's not to say they don't care about anything. They hang out at the lot even in their spare time, shooting the breeze or playing a spirited game of "flip cone," just because...they like it there. They conduct their own private "war" against the elites, the pretentious and obnoxious customers who park their BMWs, Hummers, Suburbans and other vehicles. They study the art of doing nothing and the knack of getting even with rude, SUV-driving dolts who treat them like inferior beings. The gradual devolution ... Written by Anonymous

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Certificate:

PG

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 August 2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

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Production Co:

Redhouse Productions See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3 Full Frame
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Tyler Magill: I am not a violent man but I did once swing a leadpipe at someone.
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References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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Cleverly enjoyable, an underground artwork.
14 September 2011 | by jjnoahjamesSee all my reviews

Why did I like this movie so much? A movie about a car parking lot? I'll start off by saying there is hidden meaning behind the vague simplicity. The meaning is deep. I felt secretly connected. I felt that nice warm indie movie feeling.

What connected me to The Parking Lot movie was the opinions of the attendants, and the situations they got in. I also admired the unintended, amateur splash of artistry that was laying in the background of the movie. It made me feel young.

The opinions of these attendants were deep, they range from personal thoughts of pollution, greed, power, common sense and fairness. But what makes their viewpoints shine is that they all live a lifestyle contrary to their daily customers.

neat.


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