|Erik The Movieman
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|Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 8:10 pm Post subject: FIRST RUN GIVEAWAY - Mr. Pig
|WE'RE GIVING AWAY PRIZES FROM FIRST RUN
DEADLINE - JANUARY 17
Mr. Pig - BUY THIS DVD!
A Sundance Film Festival world premiere. Eubanks (Danny Glover), an old-school pig farmer from Georgia on the brink of losing his family farm, sets off on a road trip with Howard, his beloved and very large pig. As they make their way across the border to Mexico to find 'Howie' a new home, Eubanks' drinking and deteriorating health begin to take a toll, derailing their plans. His estranged daughter, Eunice (Maya Rudolph), is forced to join them on their adventure. Driven by strong convictions and stubbornness in his old ways, Eubanks attempts to make peace through his devotion to Howie and desire to mend his broken relationships.
Director Diego Luna tackles the old and new in an age of global markets, factory farming, and disposable relationships. Luna's poetic postcard road film to Mexico, guided by a soundtrack evoking the South and old rock 'n' roll, is lyrically photographed following the gorgeously overgrown, winding roads of Central America. Luna trusts his audience, letting the story unfold in a bold, un-expository way, allowing tour-de-force performances by Glover, Rudolph, and, of course, Howie the pig. [from Sundance Film Festival]
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