Special Screening of "A Balancing Act" at the RLC Jan. 23!
Submitted by oryx on Fri, 01/18/2008 - 19:40
Recovery Learning Community to Screen “A Balancing Act”
Weekly Movie Night to Feature Local Filmmaker, Marc Israel
HOLYOKE: On this coming Wednesday, January 23rd at 5:30 pm at the Western Mass.Recovery Learning Community
(RLC) is hosting a special screening of the film A Balancing Act (2007) by Marc Israel at 187 High St., Suite 303,
Holyoke, MA. The film is a special presentation of the RLC’s Wednesday movie night series.
A BALANCING ACT (2007)
“In the middle of a suicide mission, local filmmaker and Freedom Center member Marc Israel becomes intoxicated with a
"rebirth of wonder" after imbibing copious amounts of mind-altering Kombucha tea. Thus beginning an epic & often
hilarious quest investigating a mysterious international motorbike balancing contest. Lean into the world, via Israel's roving
camera, & rub intimate eyeballs with a medley of renegade personalities. Get to know Austin's Museum of Natural &
Artificial Ephemerata and its eccentric curators, who spend all their time covering the museum in bottle caps & catfood tins.
Venture to Iowa City, where the charismatic Optimist Club founder Skutter performs his one-man-show "A Piñata in My
Heart" & lectures at the University on a balancing contest in Vietnam. Hop a freight train with Skutter to L.A. and discover
a self-described "towel-face artist" who can make your bath towel resemble Whoopi Goldberg within minutes. Lastly,
catch a plane to Thailand, hitchhike through Cambodia, finally arriving in Vietnam where a motley assortment of bikers get
ready to balance boxes, refrigerators, & entire families on the back of their humble bicycles & mopeds!”
A preview of the film is available at: http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=2066945179
The filmmaker will introduce the film and be present for Q & A afterwards.
The event is free and popcorn and hot chocolate will be served.
For more information please call 866-641-2853 x200.