FilmOut Presents Petunia, Ash Christian's Acclaimed Indie Film
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The last date listed for Petunia was Saturday July 20, 2013 / 7:30pm.
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One of the most exciting aspects of cinema is its ability to expose younger viewers to stories and cultures from around the world. The San Diego International Kids' Film Festival celebrates the incredible diversity within contemporary filmmaking by showcasing 40 films from 18 countries -- from China to Brazil to Germany and beyond -- and introducing children to a variety of voices and colorful characters. Choose between general admission tickets, which may be used for any individual film screening, and day passes, which allow unlimited entry to all film screenings on a given date. Learn More
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The venue was great, although the seating could use a little more leg room.
The film Petunia was just okay. Kind of a who cares story.
The film Remember to Breathe resonated with me more and I felt the emotion portrayed by the actors more. It was...continued
His name is Petunia. Charlie Petunia. At first glance, he looks positively Bonds-like in his tuxedo but in fact, he is the polar opposite of the suave lady killer. Instead of drinking martinis and living it up, Charlie spends his brother’s wedding reception avoiding the dance floor and securing his self-imposed celibacy by snapping the rubber band on his wrist anytime he feels aroused by the formal-wear-clad young men in the room. The Petunia family has a storied history of avoiding real feelings: Mom, Felicia, (Christine Lahti) is a therapist who needs a shrink of her own; dad, Percy, (David Rasche) hides erectile dysfunction under an oblivious and disaffected non-personality; and brothers Michael (Eddie Kaye Thomas) and Adrian (Jimmy Heck) are hiding infidelity and sex addiction, respectively. Throw in mean NYC princess Vivian (Thora Birch) for a sister-in-law, and you have Charlie’s biggest problem: his crazy family. Charlie finally finds a guy he’s willing to break his “no sex” vow for when he meets and starts dating George McDougal (Michael Urie). But George is hiding something from Charlie – his wife (Brittany Snow) – and their relationship hits a complicated snag when she returns unexpectedly from a long trip. With super quirky, yet highly sympathetic characters, great acting, and hilariously unpredictable twists and turns, Petunia will make you think about love, life and how family plays a part in who you turned out to be.
Running Time: 92 min, Unrated.
_Remember To Breathe
Alice Martin (Lee Meriwether), a former musical headliner, now lives alone and forgotten in a house hidden away just below the Hollywood sign. She remembers a past love (Susan Blakely) as she searches for meaning in her golden years. While mentoring a young aspiring singer (Leigh Ann Larkin), past memories become entwined with the present as Alice comes to realize that what she thought was lost is only dormant, awaiting a new spark.
Running Time: 26 min, Unrated.