March 19 – 30
At Tower City
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Country: SWITZERLAND, AUSTRIA
Run Time: 82 minutes
Pippi Longstocking's real first name was Pipilotta. The director of this hallucinogenic extravaganza is Pipilotti Rist, a well-known Swiss experimental video artist. PEPPERMINTA is a grown-up anarcha-feminist Pippi who dresses like a member of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. She lives in a kaleidoscope; you might say she's obsessed with color. Her world is part Pee-Wee's Playhouse, part Monty Python's Flying Circus. An outcast from the world of dreary conformists, she learned as a child to follow her own strawberry-strewn path through life. Since she's a bit lonely with only her grandmother – a talking eyeball in a mirror-encrusted jewelry box – as company, Pepperminta seeks out companions whom she can convince to see the world through rose-colored glasses. Convinced of the healing power of untamed nature, she's ready to tackle big things in the world. Like Dorothy, Pepperminta acquires odd followers as she cavorts through candy-colored landscapes, wreaking havoc on business meetings and diners in elegant restaurants. Pepperminta's merry band of bloodthirsty bohemians wraps things up with a psychedelic love-fest. It looks like they may be on to something. (In German with subtitles) –B.B.
Friday, March 25, 2011 at 2:25 PM
Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 10:50 PM
Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou
Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
François Cluzet, Omar Sy
Pipilotti Rist lives in Zurich and Los Angeles. She studied at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and the School of Design in Basel. Her video and audio installations have been featured at museums and galleries worldwide.