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Heavy Trip/Hevi Reissu WAYWARD ENDEAVORS: COMEDIES FROM THE NORTH

Fri—10-11-2019
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Image courtesy Music Box Films

FRI—October 11—7 PM
$12 ($7 ASF Members)
90 min. In Finnish and Norwegian with English subtitles.

In his small village in Northern Finland, 25-year-old Turo’s only source of satisfaction is his amateur metal band, which he and his friends have played in for 12 years — despite never having had a single gig. But when the organizer of a major Norwegian heavy metal festival unexpectedly shows up in town and they have a surprise chance to give him their only promo CD, the members of “Impaled Rektum” decide that it’s now or never. And for a chance to play their first real gig, they’ll stop at nothing: even if that means stealing a van, a corpse, a coffin, and a mental-patient drummer to make their way to Norway, with the Finnish cops not far behind. 

A heartfelt rock comedy for the ages, Heavy Trip is a reminder that the most important journeys are always well-worth taking — no matter how many Nordic militaries you have to face along the way. Directed by Jukka Vidgren and Juuso Laatio (Finland, 2018)

 

“Wildly, joyfully, madly screeching”—The Hollywood Reporter

“A future cult classic”—The Austin Chronicle

 

About the Directors

Jukka Vidgren
Vidgren started as a commercial director in early 2000, and has since worked with making music videos and short films. His short film Dr. Professor’s Thesis of Evil was selected for several international festivals and was part of the opening night at LA Short Fest. Heavy Trip is Vigren’s debut feature film.

 

Juuso Laatio
Laatio has worked on commercials and music videos for almost fifteen years. He is known for creating visually stunning acclaimed artwork and visuals, in both video and photography. A lover of music, beautiful pictures and ridiculous comedies, he finally got to combine his passions in his debut feature film Heavy Trip.

About the Series

Ambitious schemes, romantic blunders, and last-chance adventures — the Nordic quest for happiness often takes many unexpected directions. Experience the humor of self-discovery in these recent comedies from the North!

St. Bernard Syndicate /Sankt Bernard
FRI—OCT 4

Heavy Trip/ Hevi Reissu
FRI—OCT 11 

Pity the Lovers /Vesalings Elskendur
FRI—OCT 18

The Cake General /Tartgeneralen
FRI—OCT 25

Opportunity Knocks /Norske byggeklosser
FRI—NOV 1