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      The World Premiere of SPLENDID FUNERALS, LLC in Salem

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      June 22, 2019

      Saturday   4:30 PM

      335 Grove Street Northeast
      Salem, Oregon

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      The World Premiere of SPLENDID FUNERALS, LLC

      Trailer: Interview with Spotlight on Salem: Behind-the-scenes on Oregon Film (blog post): ** 7:30pm SOLD OUT A brazenly self-centered funeral planner. A bereft and histrionic fiancé. An adulterous pastor with truly resplendent hair. A MAGA-hat-wearing, French-speaking, vegan hot dog stand owner. The film opens as Samantha Petty (Vikkye Fetters-Delfino), the film’s anti-heroine, receives a phone call from her business partner, Ian (John Graham), who explains in hysterics that his fiancé [James (Robert McMonarch)] has died suddenly and with absolutely no explanation. Samantha’s heavily branded business is facing financial ruin when James’ death conveniently provides a much-needed infusion of cash. As news of James’ death spreads, it becomes clear that he left a number of unsettled debts in his wake. A cohort of mismatched personalities appears at his funeral, hoping to collect. It might sound like something out of a wine-fueled comedic nightmare, but in actuality it is SPLENDID FUNERALS, LLC, a new independent movie written and produced by Salem filmmaker Adam Lansky. Join Lansky and members of the cast for the world premiere, with three intimate screenings, each followed by a Q&A with cast members. Guests are invited to attend dressed in mourning. Laughter Guaranteed or your money back * .:.:.: 10:00pm - Le Grande Finale :.:.:. PLEASE NOTE: Each event has a firm capacity of 30 people. Please purchase tickets online in advance to ensure availability! DIRECTOR'S NOTE / ARTISTIC STATEMENT: I set out to write this film during a very dark time in my life -- Christmas break of 2018. Although the movie had been percolating for some months before, it was in this week of solitary reflection that I spent hours each day, sitting in bed, pouring daydreams out my swimming head. I know nothing of planning funerals & have only attended one, being that of my mother's father many years ago. I remember he looked plastic in the casket. I remember some of the burial ceremony. I drank too much at the after party. I've probably been lucky in this department. What I think about often is human nature: things that make us brilliant, things that make us detestable, & what it all looks like. SPLENDID FUNERALS, LLC is the most hilarious daydream I could concoct about the most seductive & enigmatic villains of our day-to-day lives -- ourselves, the people we know, & those we love. * You will genuinely laugh at this movie at least once or I will give your money back. Yeah. Looking forward to seeing you at our premiere, dressed in mourning. -- A. Lansky

      Categories: Film | Holiday

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