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THE HECK WITH HOLLYWOOD

USA, 1990 (MIFF 1991, Documentaries)

Director: Doug Block

Going for broke in the land of opportunity and hard knacks; The Heck with Hollywood vividly captures the grit, passion and perserverence of a trio of first-time filmmakers.

From freezing nights on location to staging a world premiere in a midwestern shopping mall, the film offers an engrossing, humorous look at the bitter-sweet experience and realities of independent moviemaking.

Filmed over a four year period, Heck interweaves the funny and poignant stories of Jennifer Fox (Beirut! The Last Home Movie -seen here in the 1989 FestivalJ, Gerry Cook (Only a Buck) and Ted Litchenheld (Personal Foul). It is an articulate, intelligent and entertaining guide through the dramatic journey of the creatively obsessed. - USA Style

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