Austin Film Society presents Greaser's Palace
Greaser’s Palace is an allegory of dizzyingly zany proportions that must be seen to (maybe?) be understood. Even after several viewings, the plot remains difficult to recount. So here's a simple introduction of the main characters: Seaweedhead Greaser, the town’s corrupt leader, who is having trouble going to the bathroom; his son Lamy, who Greaser shoots dead for purely homophobic reasons; Jesse, a zoot-suited singer-dancer who parachutes down from the sky before resuscitating Lamy with his magic hands and who is headed to Jerusalem to connect with his agent Morris; and a woman, who is left to pick up the pieces after her husband and son are slaughtered on a journey.
The first screening will be introduced by Austin filmmaker Michael Tully.