Sunday, May 13, 2007

Amerikana: Vespa Road Movie

Apparently film was released in 2001, though I'm guessing the distribution wasn't so great, because there is little info available about it online. The title link will take you to the film's official website.

Definitely sounds interesting, though.

From the director of SLC Punk comes this road-movie about two friends, Peter and Chris (Michael Goorjian and James Duval, respectively), in their late 20's, one incredibly idealistic and optimistic; the other cynically nihilistic and negative. They pick up a Vespa in South Dakota and travel with it to Los Angeles. As they travel through the northwest to the southwest, they see their country through different eyes. Chris has high expectations and romantic notions of America. Peter sees the emptiness of America with lost ideals and lost people. While they do not discover the identity of America on their road trip, they ultimately find themselves...
DVD available for pre-order here.

1 comment:

Steve Williams said...

punkelf: Sounds like an interesting film and having the experience live within a Vespa ride can only add to it right?

I've added it to my Netflix list so I can see what it's like.

Steve Williams
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