Thursday, November 1, 2012

Screening at VFF12: “Route 30, Too!”

Our opening night feature is the sequel to John Putch’s comedy Route 30, which we screened back in 2008.  Route 30, Too! is set in the same south-central Pennsylvania area where Putch grew up, along U.S. 30 in Caledonia, Fayetteville, and Chambersburg.  As a native, he knows the local culture, quirks and all, and plays them for more laughs than in the first film.  Picture a sort of unpretentious Northern Exposure where the ensemble includes a choreographer hired to revitalize a failing Gentleman’s club; and a successful real estate agent who gives new meaning to “customer service.”  And a clerk at the local elephant museum and candy store, who suddenly started speaking Spanish five years ago when something strange happened outside the museum.  And then there are the ghosts and space aliens…. 

Robert Romanus returns this time with Jamie Rose (whose TV credits include Falcon Crest) as a husband-and-wife team tracking paranormal activity.  Curtis Armstrong returns as Deer Hunter Bob, living in camouflage and the woods while awaiting deer season, when he’s not drinking beer.  At another festival, Armstrong described this sequel as totally different from the first film:  “The first one is like a chamber piece. This one is like a symphonic piece that's composed by Daffy Duck!  For this kind of low-budget film, it's got a lot of actors and special effects, which is nuts!”

Nuts indeed.  Check out the nuts and flakes in all their glory on opening night, Wednesday, 11/7, at 8:00.

This film has some adult situations, strong language, and simulated sex—so leave the kids at home.


The Valley Film Festival returns to NoHo for its twelfth annual celebration of independent film and local production, Wednesday, November 7 – Sunday, November 11, 2012.

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