Ramblin' Freak

Mar 13, 2017 | 3:45pm – 5:16pm CT
Ramblin' Freak

credit: Parker Smith

In the wake of a devastating personal tragedy, struggling would-be filmmaker Parker Smith decides to take a road-trip across America. Intending to make a "lo-fi" documentary about his journey he purchases a decade old camera off of eBay, and is surprised to discover that it holds a long forgotten video tape containing strange home video footage of the notorious bodybuilder Gregg Valentino, a/k/a 'The Man Whose Arms Exploded'. Convinced that Valentino’s odd tape found its way into his hands for some important existential reason, Parker sets off from Austin, Texas to New York to find the fading bodybuilder armed with only his beloved cat, two cameras and a minivan.

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Parker Smith


Director: Parker Smith
Executive Producer: Ralph Zipper
Producer: Glen Zipper, Kate Logan, Sean Stuart
Cinematographer: Parker Smith
Editor: Parker Smith
Music: Sion Dey
Principal Cast: Parker Smith, Gregg Valentino
Additional Credits: Co-Executive Producer: Darrin Roberts


Publicity Contact
David Magdael

Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband
Year: 2017
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Documentary
Screening Section: Visions
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: United States
Runtime: 91 mins