Saturday, May 07, 2011

1561 - Fahrenheit 7-Eleven

Full disclosure - I don't know anything about Burtin Cummings or The Guess Who.  That being said, this was pretty damn entertaining.  It's a short about folk-lore surrounding an incident where hometown boy Burtin Cummings comes back to Winnipeg, is smashed by a beer bottle in a 7-Eleven and then trash talks his hometown.  What follows is a short about the complicated nature of hometown pride and the cult of fame as it sorts through various versions of the story and doing re-enactments of them.  Rumored to be part of a trilogy.  Not sure where you'll be able to check out out following the festivals, but worth taking a look.

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