Not Coming: The Beaver Trilogy
200 Hudson St.
New York, NY
Hosted by: Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Trent Harris‘ underground classic The Beaver Trilogy tells the same story of a young, eager performer three different ways. Part One is a documentary where TV news cameraman Harris meets “Groovin’ Gary,” an amateur celebrity impersonator from Beaver, UT. Gary invites Harris to come film a local talent show that features himself performing as Olivia Newton-John in front of the entire town.
Part Two of the Trilogy is an aborted re-enactment of Harris’ encounters with Gary starring Sean Penn right before the actor was to hit it big in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Part Three is a completed short film entitled The Orkly Kid that is a dramatization of the same events, but this time starring Crispin Glover.
The Beaver Trilogy is a funny and touching portrait of a truly unique character. This is a special opportunity to see an underground masterpiece that’s been kept out of release thanks to Sean Penn’s “big, fat fucking stupid face.”