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The Scenesters (2011)

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Someone is killing beautiful, young hipsters in East L.A. But while the bloody trail is cold for the super-apathetic detectives "investigating" the murders, Charlie, a crime scene cleaner with a penchant for Sherlockian deduction working for the private crime scene cleaning company, Aftershocks Inc. begins finding some unusual clues in the demo CDs of indie bands left behind at the murder sites. It's a cinematic goldmine for Wallace and Roger, the out-of-luck filmmakers working as freelance crime scene videographers for the police homicide department. They hatch what is a possibly brilliant, but probably really dumb idea to begin filming Charlie as he cracks the case and actually begins solving the murders for what they think will be their career-breaking masterpiece, and maybe the most bizarre film-noir documentary ever made. Problem is, nobody is really sure that Charlie isn't the serial killer. Meanwhile, the dead hipsters are piling up like pancakes (pancakes in thrift-store flannel), there's a rival Danish film crew, and on top of everything else, it looks like the killer is now making an experimental film of his own...which is so not cool.


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73% - Upright

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 22nd, 2011 (Limited) by Monterey Media
Video Release: May 24th, 2011 by Monterey Video
MPAA Rating: R for language, violent content and brief drug use.
(Rating bulletin 2163, 3/16/2011)
Running Time: 102 minutes
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Keywords: Film Noir, Serial Killer, Movie Business, Private Investigator
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Johnny Voodoo Prods, Vacationeer Productions
Production Countries: United States


   A.D.A. Barbara Dietrichson
   Charlie Newton
   Jewell Wright
   Roger Graham
   Investigator Henry Muse
   Wallace Cotten
   Investigator Carlita Travers
   Irving Shaw

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Todd Berger
Producer    Kevin Brennan
Producer    Jeff Grace
Producer    Brett D. Thompson

Blame Canada for the number of Limited Releases

April 22nd, 2011

It's a busy week for limited releases with more than a dozen films on this week's list, including a very large Canadian contingent. There are two films opening in limited release in Canada, two Canadian films opening in limited release in the United States, and another where the characters are on a road trip to Canada. One of these films, Incendies, is the best bet for the weekend, while POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold is also worth checking out. More...

Limited Releases are Pure Poetry

February 11th, 2011

For the past several weeks, the Oscars have scared off a lot of competition for art house crowds. However, this week not only do we have Oscar Shorts opening, there are several films earning award-worthy reviews. My only concern is that there are so many strong choices, some of them will fall between the cracks and won't find the audience they deserve. More...

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