Archive of films The Delicate Art of Parking / The Delicate Art of Parking

Canada
2003, 87 min

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Year: 2005

The film explains the art of parking in the urban traffic jungle, the art of writing parking tickets, of towing away vehicles, and of making successful independent documentaries - all in the best tradition of cinema-verité. A highly enjoyable and rather bizarre mockumentary combining satire, absurd comedy and a Canadian sense of humor.


Synopsis

Documentary filmmaker Lonny Goosen is mad as hell. He’s just had his car towed away again! With nearly 3,000 dollars in outstanding tickets, he decides enough is enough and sets out to film a scathing exposé of the corrupt institution of parking enforcement. But everything changes when he stumbles upon Grant Parker, a parking enforcer who, despite constant abuse from the public, finds truth, honour and serenity in the act of ticketing. Grant’s devotion to his work is challenged, however, when his best friend, colleague and personal mentor, Murray Schwartz, is run down by an irate motorist and knocked into a deep coma. The film explains the specific art of parking in the urban traffic jungle, the art of writing parking tickets, of towing away vehicles, and of making successful independent documentaries - all in the best tradition of cinema-verité. A highly enjoyable and rather bizarre mockumentary combining satire, absurd comedy and a Canadian sense of humour.

About the director

Trent Carlson is a Vancouver-based writer/director. He has worked as a television director for many TV shows. Trent has also written and directed numerous short films. His debut feature The Delicate Art of Parking won the Golden Zenith Award for Best Film at the IFF in Montreal, as well as the Best First Feature Award at the Victoria Independent Film Festival. At the Vancouver IFF it received the Runner-up award for Most Popular Canadian Film.

Contacts

Anagram Pictures Inc.
291 East 2nd Avenue - Third Floor, BC V5T 1B8, Vancouver
Canada
Tel: +1 604 730 9021
Fax: +1 604 730 9042
E-mail: info@anagrampictures.ca
www: www.anagrampictures.ca

About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
   
Director: Trent Carlson
Screenplay: Trent Carlson, Blake Corbet
Dir. of Photography: Brian Johnson
Music: James Jandrisch, Daniel Seguin
Editor: Mark Lemmon
Producer: Blake Corbet, Andrew Currie
Production: Anagram Pictures Inc.
Cast: Fred Ewanuick, Dov Tiefenbach, Diana Pavlovska
Contact: Anagram Pictures Inc.

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Trent Carlson

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