Ramblin' Freak

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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Credits

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

Contact

Publicity Contact:

David Magdael
dmagdael@tcdm-associates.com
213.624.7827

Details

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Year:

2017

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

["Documentary"]

Screening Section:

Visions

Screening Category:

Documentary Feature

Country:

United States

Runtime:

91 mins