Todd Rohal

Todd Rohal – The Guatemalan Handshake [+Commentary] (2006)

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In the confusion following a massive power outage, an awkward demolition derby driver vanishes, setting in motion a series of events affecting his pregnant girlfriend, his helplessly car-less father, a pack of wild boy scouts, a lactose intolerant roller rink employee, an elderly woman in search of her lost dog, and his best friend – a ten-year-old girl named Turkeylegs.

Pieces of the mystery begin to come together as Turkeylegs sets out to find her missing friend. Cars drive circles in the dirt, a woman attends her own funeral, the sun rises sideways and an orange vehicle trades hands again and again. Everything eventually culminates in a massive demolition derby that throws all of the characters into different directions. Read More »

Todd Rohal – Slug 660 (1998)

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A sad tale about a worker paired up with a man’s head in a bag. Like THE GRAPES OF WRATH, but dirtier.
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Todd Rohal – Hillbilly Robot (2001)

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A suspected robot and his family are tormented and ridiculed by small-minded townsfolk and harassed by an angry Bulgarian.

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“A weirdly touching parable of human obsolescence…a strange funny, very smart film,” or so said Andy Markowitz of the Baltimore City Paper (which also named it “Film of the Year” in 2002). This film features many cast members who would later be seen in THE GUATEMALAN HANDSHAKE and a portion of its breakdancing scene appears in David Gordon Green’s film, SNOW ANGELS. Read More »