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In the Land of the Owl Turds

USA, 1987 (MIFF 1988, Fiction)

Director: Harrod Blank

Roland drives a dada art gallery on wheels and attracts more girls than he knows what to do with. Unfortunately they seldom stick around. Can it be his chicken imitations? His dead animal skulls? His green body make up? Can a handsome boy who feels like a Martian find happiness with Earth girls? And if not, then with who? Or what? Harrod Blank (born 1963) is the son of filmmaker Les Blank.

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