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Archive: Winter 2007

Thursday, February 7 • Reception 6:30pm / Screening 7pm


Director Todd Kessler and UC Irvine Professor of English Ron Carlson
to appear in person for Q&A session

Based on the short story of the same name from author Ron Carlson’s 1998 book, The Hotel Eden (Carlson appears onscreen in a brief cameo), Keith tells the story of high school senior Natalie (Elisabeth Harnois) who thinks she has life figured out — until a chance encounter with a strange, unpredictable, troubled youth (Jesse McCartney) alters her take on ... everything. Fueled by the dangerous combination of Ferris Bueller charm and Fight Club attitude, Keith takes Elisabeth on expeditions in his beloved yellow ‘65 Chevy truck. Through their shared rebellion, he shows her that the sweet adrenaline of spontaneity is sometimes the best way to appreciate the wonders of the here-and-now. —

Directed by Todd Kessler. 2007, USA • 93 minutes • 35mm

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