"Delightful & enormously entertaining...An amazing & meaningful gem!"- Davy Rothbart, This American Life
In the middle of a suicide mission, Marc Israel becomes intoxicated with a "rebirth of wonder" after imbibing copious amounts of mind-altering Kombucha tea. Thus begins an epic & often hilarious quest investigating a mysterious international motorbike balancing contest. Lean into the world, via Israel's roving camera, & rub intimate eyeballs with a medley of renegade personalities. Get to know Austin's Museum of Natural & Artificial Ephemerata and its eccentric curators, who spend all their time covering the museum in bottle caps & catfood tins. Venture to Iowa City, where the charismatic Optimist Club founder Skutter performs his one-man-show "A Piñata in My Heart" & lectures at the University on a balancing contest in Vietnam. Hop a freight train with Skutter to L.A. and discover a self-described "towel-face artist" who can make your bath towel resemble Whoopi Goldberg within minutes. Lastly, catch a plane to Thailand, hitchhike through Cambodia, finally arriving in Vietnam where a motley assortment of bikers get ready to balance boxes, refrigerators, & entire families on the back of their humble bicycles & mopeds! For more info go to myspace.com/marcisraelfilms
"A Balancing Act" - winner of BEST COMEDY DOCUMENTARY at Atlanta International Documentary Festival, Opening Night Film at Montezuma International Film Festival, Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival, and Atlanta Docufest.
Also an Official Selection at:
Film Pop Montreal, Rome International Film Festival, Jacksonville Film Festival, Thin Line Film Fest, ReelHeart International Film Festival, Slow Film Festival, Connecticut Film Festival, Utopia Film Festival, Sweet Onion Film Festival, Hell’s Half Mile Film & Music Festival, Montana Independent Film Festival, S.N.O.B. Film Festival, Northampton Independent Film Festival, Filmbiance, Mid-Valley Video Festival, Bare Bones International Independent Film Festival, Renderyard Film Festival, Over The Top Fest, Seattle True Independent Film Festival....
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