Hit The Turnpike!

16mm, black and white, sound, 2 min
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The ultimate rejection film. A compilation of many of the rejection notices and letters that I have received during my fifteen years of making films. Films that offer an intelligent glimpse of personal ...
Rental format: 16mm

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The ultimate rejection film. A compilation of many of the rejection notices and letters that I have received during my fifteen years of making films. Films that offer an intelligent glimpse of personal struggle and/ or foibles of their creators seem destined for a warm reception in any festival. In the world of independents, a short like HIT THE TURNPIKE! is the finest way to end a lengthy screening. For those unfortunate enough to have suffered the agony of rejection (as filmmakers) or decision, HIT THE TURNPIKE! is the kind of film that encourages you to leave disappointment behind. Angerame alternates extreme close-ups of his many rejection slips with pointed compilation. The found footage ending the film sums it up: the sight of a surfer being towed through flood-ravaged streets tells us that even when disaster strikes, there's fun to be had. – Kevin Howe, Lamp

The filmmaker has turned failure into success... if his last name is pronounced Anger-Aim he is well served by it. – Gerry Goldberg, Lamp

Films

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    Neptunian Space Angel
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    Neptunian Space Angel
    Dominic Angerame

    16mm, black and white, sound, 8 min
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    • Films About Film
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    A Film
    Experimental

    A Film
    Dominic Angerame

    16mm, color and b/w, silent, 2.5 min
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    • Environment / Nature
    • Structural
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    Art Institutionalized (Sfai 1980)
    Experimental

    Art Institutionalized (Sfai 1980)
    Dominic Angerame

    16mm, black and white, sound, 3.75 min
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    • Arts / Artists
    • Comedy
    • Films About Film
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    I'd Rather Be In Paris
    Documentary
    Experimental

    I'd Rather Be In Paris
    Dominic Angerame

    16mm, black and white, silent, 15 min
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    • Biography / Autobiography
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    The Mystery of Life (As Discovered In Los Angeles)
    Experimental

    The Mystery of Life (As Discovered In Los Angeles)
    Dominic Angerame

    16mm, black and white, sound, 2.5 min
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    • Environment / Nature
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    Sambhoga-Kaya
    Experimental

    Sambhoga-Kaya
    Dominic Angerame

    16mm, black and white, silent, 6 min
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    • Philosophical
    • Spiritual / Mystical
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    Honeymoon In Reno
    Documentary

    Honeymoon In Reno
    Dominic Angerame

    16mm, color, sound, 3.25 min
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    • Personal / Diary / Journal
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    Battlestations—A Navel Adventure
    Experimental

    Battlestations—A Navel Adventure
    Dominic Angerame

    black and white, sound, 5.5 min
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    Three Films: Pixiescope/ The Waifen Maiden/ Consume
    Experimental

    Three Films: Pixiescope/ The Waifen Maiden/ Consume
    Dominic Angerame

    color, 16 min
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