Blind Spot: My Dinner with Andre

My Dinner With Andre, good article on a brilliant film, that does come along at the right time, and is unforgettable. Time to watch it again Pistachioville Take note!

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My Dinner with Andre

Films have a funny way of entering one’s life at just the right time. Take Louis Malle’s 1981 gem, My Dinner with Andre, for example. This film’s inclusion on this year’s Blind Spot list has more to do with a pop culture reference than the critical praise heaped on the film. If I am to be honest, the main reason I was so intrigued to see Malle’s classic was because Community, a show I loved, had dedicated an entire episode in homage to the film.

Regardless of my lingering selfish desire to finally be in the know in terms of understanding all of the episode’s “in-jokes”, My Dinner with Andre turned out to be the film, almost serendipitously in fact, I needed to see at this point in my life. It arrived like lightening breaking up the thunderous noise of fear and doubt that had filled my mind.

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Shorts Spotlight: everything & everything & everything

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Everything and Everything 1

After somehow managing to miss screenings of everything & everything & everything at both TIFF and Toronto After Dark last year, I was beginning to wonder if I would ever get a chance catch up with Alberto Roldán’s short film. Thankfully I did and it was worth the wait. Roldán’s wonderfully absurd sci-fi film tells the tale of Morgan (played by Upstream Color actor/director Shane Carruth), a sad sack whose life takes an unexpected turn when he discovers a mystical blue pyramid that produces doorknobs. Instead of questioning how such a device came to be? Morgan opts to exploit the pyramid’s gift by starting his own doorknob empire.

By playing with The Goose Who Laid the Golden Egg trope, Alberto Roldán crafts an astute social commentary on the nature of consumerism. The subtle, but witty, script perfectly captures the ways in which corporate greed can quickly erode even the most…

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The Ashtray, short film

Digitally remastered 2010 and re -edited version of our 2003 short film shot in Edinburgh Scotland,

“The Ashtray”

UZH Poster

Poster for our upcoming feature film Undead Zombie Hookers done. Poster for fundraiser going live this weekend.


Photography by AL Rosen, Poster copyright Owned by Pistachio Films LLC.

Nigel Wingrove on Franco

Salvation Films’ Nigel Wingrove on Jess Franco’s passing, and his not passing the BBFC