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10:00pm

The Taiwan Oyster
    Sunday March 11, 2012 10:00pm - 11:55pm @ Alamo Lamar C (1120 South Lamar Blvd)

    After the tragic death of a newly arrived Ex-pat, ESL kindergarten teachers Simon and Darin, steal the corpse in order to perform the final rites for the fallen stranger. Their quest for the perfect burial spot becomes a quixotic odyssey along Taiwan's picturesque East Coast Highway, where they encounter welcoming families, violent gangsters, personal demons, and Nikita, their traveling companion. The duty, transport, and dementia fueled by frequent substance abuse, ignites an internalization in all three characters as they define their personal feelings concerning mortality, purpose, burial rites and the concept of legacy.

    The Austin Chronicle recommends this event in "Aftershocks: Finding Inspiration in the Devastation of the 921 Earthquake." Read the full feature here.


    Type Film, Screening
    Info Y
    Tags AustinChronicle
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_FS12869

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