Monday, January 4, 2010

"Flooding" opens Friday!


32 SECOND AVENUE NEW YORK, NY 10003; (212) 505-5181 fax (212) 477-2714


Zachary Oberzan
January 8 – 14

“An outsider-cinema masterpiece.” – Time Out NY

“An absolutely amazing concept. Wildly creative and energetic.” –David Morrell, author of FIRST BLOOD

Meticulously adapted from David Morrell’s novel FIRST BLOOD, which introduced the world to a young man named Rambo and his one-man war against a small town and its sheriff, FLOODING WITH LOVE FOR THE KID is in itself a one-man cinematic war. Shot entirely for $96 in a 220-square-foot studio apartment in Manhattan, it was adapted, directed, filmed, acted, designed, and edited by one man. Actor and filmmaker Oberzan, performing all two dozen characters, created this monumental, transgressive experiment as a testament to the animal ingenuity and triumphant spirit of the lone artist equipped with no money, no resources, no nothing. A wild, violent, compassionate ride through the back hills and caves of Kentucky, the film and its maker embrace their harsh limitations, and in doing so, ultimately transcend them. As Rambo and Sheriff Teasle hunt each other in the woods, the audience is forced to redefine the very nature of ‘suspension of disbelief’. How and why this story is told is a statement far larger than any story itself. This film asks the questions, “What do you need to make a good film? How much money? How many actors? How much space? Can you make a great narrative film with nothing but your love for the work?” An action-filled drama, it destroys all previous notions of low-budget filmmaking with a determination lifted from Rambo’s own furious rampage.

“An outsider-cinema masterpiece…. Oberzan’s mania knows no bounds.” –David Cote, TIME OUT NY

“Oberzan has not just walked the line between irony and sincerity, he’s erased it.” –Adam Green, VOGUE

“One man’s pulp is another man’s perfection. A brilliant morsel.” –Charles Isherwood, NEW YORK TIMES

“Bat-shit insane. Disarmingly effective – a guerrilla assault on the notion that high production values are necessary for compelling storytelling.” –Ben Walters, THE GUARDIAN

–Friday, January 8 through Thursday, January 14 at 7:00 & 9:30 nightly. Additional screenings on Saturday and Sunday at 4:30.


(2009, 107 minutes, video)

All roles/credits by Zachary Oberzan: Actor, camera, editor, sound


Check out these websites:

Official Facebook page

Filmmaker’s webpage

Interview with the filmmaker

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