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Rick Schmidt

“I'm willing to try and let a story bubble up by placing myself at a location. And I have to trust that actors (non-actors) will show up (out of the blue, often...) and reveal their truths, and that what they say and do will lead to more definite scenes, story lines, even plot points if I just listen closely enough to what I'm shooting.”

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    EMERALD CITIES

    Rick Schmidt United States, 1983

    A no-budget 80s dystopian film about an existential, drunken mall Santa? Count us in. This ultra-dark American comedy, which predates Repo Man but shares its tone, is infused with end-of-the-world anxieties about total nuclear annihilation and is tuned to the sounds of Flipper and The Mutants.

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