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Potluck and Film Screening: Squeegee Bandit directed by Sandor Lau

  • Apr 2, 2011 · 6:00 PM
  • Westmoreland Village Apartments

Since so many people enjoyed my Behaviors of the Backpacker screening, I'm following it up with a screening of my other documentary film, Squeegee Bandit. We have a lovely community room at my apartment complex, Westmoreland Village near 18th and Arthur. It has a big screen TV, comfy couches, and a kitchen. Please say what you'll bring for potluck dinner when you rsvp so people will not all bring the same thing.

Synopsis: Starfish is a Mäori man who survives by washing car windows at intersections on the mean streets of South Auckland, New Zealand. He's a born hustler with an extreme personality-magnetic charisma, infectious humour, and a vicious temper.

SQUEEGEE BANDIT follows Starfish's struggles through nine months, three cars, two women, thirty residences, three weeks of homelessness, a hundred run-ins with the cops, one court date, a kilo of marijuana, a closet full of skeletons, finding God and the Zen of window washing.

The film was released in cinemas and later on TV in New Zealand and has played in film festivals around the world and won several prizes. Here's the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVJX6Zmqs3Q

www.squeegeebandit.com

Here's an article from the Eugene Weekly on the film:
http://www.eugeneweekly.com/2008/09/11/movie2.html

It's in the Eugene Library and on Amazon but it will be a lot more fun to see together.

We'll plan to start the film around 7:30. It's 75 minutes long. I'll answer questions and tell stories about the making of after the screening.

Here's a map:
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USE THIS MAP LINK TO GET THERE. THE MAP THAT MEETUP PUTS AT THE TOP OF THE POSTING IS NOT RIGHT AND I CAN'T CONTROL IT. I'll put a sign on the glass door so people can see where it is. Pics below will help you locate the venue.

 

You can park in the spots marked VISITOR or 30 MIN PARKING. Please don't park in the other spots as they are reserved for tenants.

Please bring your own fork, knife, spoon, plate, glass. It's not at my home and I'd hate to use disposables.

If you really want to show you're my friend, please help me clean up afterwards.

Warning: This film has a fucking lot of swearing in it. On the level of Goodfellas or The Sopranos.

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  • Richard G.

    Interesting and fun. Nice people

    April 3, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    100% enjoyable from the fabulous array of foods, the mixed spectrum of peeps, and the incredibly intriguing, well done film. What a great experience!

    April 3, 2011

  • Jennifer

    Great movie, good food, and a nice group of people. I look forward to the next meetup!

    April 3, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    delicious potluck offerings, warm friends, intriguing movie and engaging post film conversation! Thanks for setting this up and sharing an amazing part of your self with us .

    April 3, 2011

  • Barbara G.

    we had a great time

    April 3, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    The food was marvelous, with several others having an interest in nutritive benefit. Ben and Chad showed their delightful social leadership, Sue was even better, and Andrea was way friendly, though like me, too serious. Sandor was aloof but an elegant host, showing some short videos and the full length story of a ragged guy named Kevin. Kevin and I both made the same mistake of remarking about our sexuality in our presentation, he in the movie and I prior to the movie. For a guy with herpes, it was a grim omen. Kevin himself would never attend a polite meetup, and deliberately sought a homicidal tramp for a girlfriend, suggesting I should do likewise. The discussion following the movie was lively and insightful, though I wasn't inspired to say much. When Sandor declared cleanup time I discovered that I was emotionally exhausted, too much even to say goodbye to anyone. I'll upload on Monday. If you want pictures of you excluded, then you'd better comment or message me.

    April 3, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    We'll be bringing Tofu Panang Curry with some Brown Rice

    April 2, 2011

  • Rach

    Oh, oops, I see you plan to start the movie around 7:30. Guess I can't make it after. Bummer!

    March 30, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    @Chad, the samosas sound delish! Yes, vegetable oil is vegan. :)
    @Adrian, the smoothie sounds yummy too.

    March 30, 2011

  • Rach

    Oh, I may be able to make it after all. How long is the movie? I have to be home by 8:30.

    March 30, 2011

  • Sandor L.

    Chad, thanks for asking. There are 2 or 3 couches and plenty of chairs. We had about 20 people for the last screening and no shortage of chairs. The chairs are nonpadded conference chairs so if you would like the comfort of your own, please bring. Also, people are welcome to bring their own pillows and blankets.

    March 30, 2011

  • Chad

    My samosas should be vegan, assuming plain old vegetable oil is vegan...

    Sandor is there going to be enough seating? I have 4 camp chairs I could bring.

    March 30, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    wil bring curried chickpeas and spinach

    March 29, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Mackie - fantastic! And you'll have some other stuff to eat because there are three other vegans coming. :)

    March 29, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Didn't know if people could see what I said I would bring so here it is: I'm vegan (but am not afraid of being in the same room as a summer sausage), so will most likely bring something vegan. I was thinking peanut noodles... Unless there are serious peanut allergies!

    March 29, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    dessert. possibly vegan, gluten-free chocolate cupcakes.

    March 19, 2011

  • Sandor L.

    I don't know if only organizers or everyone can see the food comments posted with RSVPs, but for the record, the only things people have posted are somosas and hot dish, so I'd say the field's fairly open for food.

    March 15, 2011

  • Barbara G.

    we're looking forward to seeing this film.

    March 5, 2011

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