Pucker Up: The Fine Art of Whistling
Showing at 02:00PM on Friday, April 15, 2005
More Competition Films, Documentaries, Family Films
Saturday, April 9 at 4:15pm at Enzian Theater
Preceded and followed by wine tastings from STERLING VINEYARDS at 3:45 pm and 6:30pm
Friday, April 15 at 2:00pm at Regal Winter Park Village
USA, 2005, 79 MIN
DIRECTED BY KATE DAVIS AND DAVID HEILBRONER
EAST COAST PREMIERE, 2ND US SHOWING
From award-winning documentary filmmaker Kate Davis (Southern Comfort, FFF 2001 Grand Jury Prize) and producer/editor David Heilbroner, this delightful story of the annual International Whistling Competition opens a window on an astonishing world. Including explanations and tips from a sound-effects expert and champion whistlers, hilarious archival footage of whistling in its heyday, and portraits of current contestants, the directors move the film from fun frivolity to a celebration of a fading art form. Follow the efforts of competitors drawn from all walks of life—a turkey hauler, an investment banker, and a Dutch social worker—who share the amazing ability to whistle everything from pitch-perfect opera and Vivaldi to rollicking Texas swing. With great footage of Harpo Marx, Monty Python, and Elvis, as well as the whistling languages of Turkey and the Canary Islands, this family film offers great fun for young and old. You’ll leave the theater ready to pucker up and blow!
USA, 2004, 6 MIN
DIRECTED BY DAVINA PARDO
EAST COAST PREMIERE
A lyrical film about a daughter’s discovery of an animated film her father made 35 years ago and her efforts to capture his whimsy in her own filmmaking.