Hit the Turnpike!


Rental Format(s): 16mm

Music: Ray Charles

The ultimate rejection film. A compilation of many of the rejection notices and letters that I have received during my fifteen years of making films. "Films that offer an intelligent glimpse of the personal struggle and/or foibles of their creators seem destined for a warm reception in any festival. In the world of independents, a short like HIT THE TURNPIKE! is the finest way to end a lengthy screening. For those unfortunate enough to have suffered the agony of rejection or decision, HIT THE TURNPIKE! is the kind of film that encourages you to leave the disappointment behind.

"Angerame alternates extreme close-ups of his many rejection slips with pointed compilation. The found footage ending the film sums it up: the sight of a surfer being towed through flood-ravaged streets tells us that even when disaster strikes, there's fun to be had." - Kevin Howe, Lamp

"The filmmaker has turned failure into success ... if his last name is pronounced 'Anger-Aim' he is well served by it." - Gerry Goldberg, Lamp


Screenings:

As Part of El Rio Outdoor Cinema Traveling Film Series: Wyominig Theatre, Sheridan Wyoming, December, 1998
University of Montana, Missoula, December 2, 1998
911 Media Arts Center Seattel, WA December, 1998
Northwest Film Center, Portland December, 1998
Newer Collective, Portland, December, 1998
Knitting Factory, New York November, 1998
Ocularis, New York, November 1998
KGB Bar, New York, November, 1998
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL November, 1998
Minneapolis Film Center, November 1998
City College, San Francisco, SF, CA One Person Showing, May, 1996
Museum of Modern Art, "Cine Probe Series", October, 1993
LA Film Forum, "Hit The Turnpike!", July 1993
Los Angeles Film Forum, Los Angeles, CA June, 1993
Millenium Film Workshop, New York, March, One Person Showing 1990
Los Angeles Film Forum, Los Angeles, June, One Person Showing 1990
Utah Media Arts Center, Salt Lake City, June, One Person Showing 1990
Collective for Living Cinema, New York, One Person Showing 1989
Millenium Film Workshop, New York, One Person Showing 1988
Millenium Film Workshop, New York, One Person Showing 1987
Lovett School, Atlanta, October 1987
Red Victorian Theatre, San Francisco, April 1986
San Francisco International Film Festival, March 1986
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, February 1986
16th Note, San Francisco, One Person Showing 1986
Film Forum, Los Angeles, CA, One Person Showing 1985
Kennel Club, Philadelphia, One Person Showing 1985
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, One Person Showing 1985
Berks Filmmakers, Reading, PA, One Person Showing 1985
City Movie Center, Kansas City, One Person Showing 1985
University of Wisconsin, Madison, One Person Showing 1985
Chicago Filmmakers, Chicago, One Person Showing 1985
Millenium Film Workshop, New York, One Person Showing 1985
San Francisco Cinematheque, San Francisco, One Person Showing 1985
No Nothing Cinema, San Francisco, One Person Showing 1985
Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, April 1985
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, January 1985
National Association of Media Arts Center, Portland, July, 1991

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