2011. Canada. Andrew Bush. 76 min.
Sunday, March 18, 2012, 3:30 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
2011. Canada. Directed by Andrew Bush. Screenplay by Bush, Mark Little, Scott Vrooman. With Little, Vrooman, Kayla Lorette. Canada, which has always given the U.S. a certain type of humor (from Ivan Reitman's Meatballs to Mike Meyers and several other Saturday Night Live alumni), turns up the comic heat with Roller Town, from director Bush and the Halifax comedy troupe Picnicface. Set at the height of the fashion-conscious seventies, Roller Town tells the knowingly silly and slightly vulgar tale of a roller rink that refuses to turn into a video game parlor. People are bribed and killed, families are split apart, a hero learns to stand (rather than roll) on his own two feet, and a good time is had by just about all. Print courtesy of Idlewild Films. 76 min.