Here’s the screening info for The Aristocrat at SFIndie Fest. If you can re-post this or pass the info to any of your west coast friends, I’d greatly appreciate. Both screenings are going to be dynamite but Tuesday night’s is co-presented by the Film Noir Foundation and my Q&A will be moderated by San Francisco author and film noir expert Eddie Muller.
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Set in 1989, arguably the twilight of the classic traveling salesman, against the backdrop of the crumbling semi-conductor industry. Marc Ward, a traveling salesman with a talent for stained glass art, plans to leave his life on the road and use his savings to fund a year figuring out what to do next. But not before he spends a week training his replacement, a brash young kid named Eddie Kent. This classic tale of grifters will leave you wondering who’s schooling who in the business.
Remember Your Death is the story of three men hired to clean up after a banker's bloody shotgun suicide. In a brisk, macabre and witty thirteen pages we meet John, the young boss; Joe, the dim-witted second-in-command and Tom, the fifty-something former white-collar contractor whose first day back on the job finds him face-to-face with more blood than he could ever imagine, a second decomposing body and an irate widow whose entire life has been a lie.
Remember Your Death is a film about death and about gore. It is a film about running away and starting over. It is a film about an America in economic ruin and the men and women left to clean up the mess.