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DIRECTOR:
Mark Jarrett

DISTRIBUTOR:
Spoonbill Pictures

CAST:
Billy Harvey
Jeff Palmiotti
Leonora Lim

THE TAIWAN OYSTER: USA 2012, Digital, Color, English, NR, 107 min
SHOWTIMES: 5:00p - SUNDAY MARCH 10 - FOLLOWED BY FILMMAKER Q&A

ADMISSION: $12 - ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE HERE



Exclusive screening of the SXSW hit indie film with in-person appearance by filmmaker and UGA Alum Mitchell Jarrett. 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. --SXSW Program Guide