"Scrapple": Screening Of Mountainfilm In Telluride Hit At The Nugget, 1/20

[click “Play”, Chris Hanson talks with Susan about making “Scrapple”]

kicker: “…Babe on Acid…,” New York Times

 

87 On Thursday, January 20, the Telluride Historical Museum presents “Scrapple,” with co-writer/director Chris Hanson. The screening complements the Museum’s winter exhibit: “The 1970s: Makin’ It Work.” A wine and cheese reception takes place at The Museum, 6 – 8 p.m. (ish), followed by a screening at The Nugget at 8:30 p.m.

In 1998, the guest list for Mountainfilm in Telluride included new kid on the block, ethnobotanist/author Wade Davis, as well as photographer Galen Rowell. Among the featured films were “Puma: Lion of the Andes,” “Bhutan: The Last Shangri-La,” “Windhorse” – and “Scrapple.”

“Scrapple,” by Chris and Geoff Hanson is set in the mythic town of Ajax. Colorado, which, in the 1970s, looked like, well, look out your window and then subtract a few houses and shops. Filled with unscrupulous land developers, pot-smoking hippie ski bums and narcs, Ajax makes a beautiful setting for a story of friendship and intrigue at the center of which is a pig with a target in its back.

With original music by Taj Mahal, “Scrapple” is both a slice of nostalgia and a wild and crazy tale of scammers and adventurers. It also makes a case for the danger involved with mixing Nepalese Temple Balls and curious pig snouts.

To learn more, click the “play” button and listen to Hanson’s rap.

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