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Consuming Spirits (2012)

Consuming Spirits 16mm to HD, is an Independent feature animation, chronicling the lives of three characters who live in a rust belt town called Magguson, and work at its local newspaper ... See full summary »

Director:

Chris Sullivan

Writer:

Chris Sullivan
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nancy Andrews ... Gentian Violet (voice)
Chris Sullivan Chris Sullivan ... Victor Blue (voice)
Judith Rafael Judith Rafael ... Mother Beatrice Elastica (voice)
Mary Lou Zelazny Mary Lou Zelazny ... Ida Blue (voice)
Chris Harris Chris Harris ... Peabody Shampling (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Levy Robert Levy ... Earl Gray (voice)
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Consuming Spirits 16mm to HD, is an Independent feature animation, chronicling the lives of three characters who live in a rust belt town called Magguson, and work at its local newspaper The Daily Suggester. They are: Gentian Violet 42: Victor Blue 38: and Earl gray 64: first appear to be acquaintances. But as the film unfolds, we find they have a long diabolical history, revolving around social service intervention, and foster care, romance and hatred. Each character has family secrets to hide, and family secrets to discover. An auto accident one dark and inebriated night, causes a crack in the memory vault of these intimate strangers. By films end all parties walk from the woods, both healed and wounded..enjoy.. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 December 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mohó lelkek See more »

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Amazing - if you can get through it.
16 January 2018 | by Silent_LarrySee all my reviews

I can't give this a proper review as it's been about 5 years since I've seen it (once), and as far as I know it is unobtainium on home video. The film (best as I can recall) bounces around through a bunch of seemingly unrelated quirky scenes and characters, with perhaps for some, only it's wonderfully bizarre animation to keep you interested. Just about the time you wonder where the hell this mess is all going, and if you should stick with it, things start coming together in amazing ways. It's a rich piece of storytelling. While watching I had the feeling I'd experienced this style before. Afterwards during Q&A, Chris Sullivan gave a shout-out to Joe Frank in the audience - that's when it hit me how much this film is like a Joe Frank radio play.

Anyway, this is "not for everybody" but if you like well crafted stories in the style of of a Joe Frank production, you should give this a shot. IF you can find it.


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