Schrab & Harmon's Found Crap + The Search For Weng Weng (U.S. premiere!)

For our special Labor Day EIF! finale, we bring together two titanic attractions under the same Big Top.

It’s been some time since Rob Schrab (co-creator of The Sarah Silverman Program, Channel 101, plus much more) and Dan Harmon (same as Rob, plus also the creator of Community and “Harmontown”) last graced us with their favorite found footage gems — and we can only imagine what the loosening of this bottleneck will unleash! Anyone who’s been to one of these romps knows that you enter a child and leave an adult — meaning that you see a lifetime’s worth of amazing shit, and lose your innocence in the process. From showcasing the most gut-wrenching stand-up audition tapes to the weirdest in Midwestern macabre, Schrab & Harmon are like Professor Robert Langdon, and their collection is the “Da Vinci Code of Crap.” We may have to bring the riot squad this time around.

The Guinness Book of World Records lists Ernesto de la Cruz as the “shortest adult actor in a leading role”, but that doesn’t come close to capturing the real heart and soul of his alter ego Weng Weng: the toast of the Filipino low-budget action film community, karaoke partner of Imelda Marcos and the subject of many a viral video. Coming in at 2’9”, Weng Weng starred in such time-honored James Bond spoofs as For Y’ur Height Only and The Impossible Kid — but after his early death in 1992, nearly every detail about his life remained a mystery to the outside world. After years of obsessive research and filming, Australian guerrilla director Andrew Leavold has finally amassed the definitive portrait of this cup-sized dynamo. All hail Agent 00!
Dir. Andrew Leavold, 2014, DCP, 92 min.

Watch the trailer for “The Search For Weng Weng”!
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