ABOUT THE FILM
When two friends tape-recorded the fights of their violently noisy neighbors, they accidentally created one of the world’s first ‘viral’ pop-culture sensations. In 1987, Eddie and Mitch, two young punks from the Midwest, moved into a low-rent shithole of an apartment in the Lower Haight district of San Francisco. Through paper-thin walls, they were informally introduced to their middle-aged alcoholic neighbors, Raymond Huffman, a raging homophobe, and Peter Haskett, a flamboyant gay man. Night after night, the boys were treated to and terrorized by a seemingly endless stream of vodka-fueled altercations between the two unlikely roommates. Oftentimes nonsensical and always vitriolic, the diatribes of Peter and Ray were an audio goldmine just begging to be recorded and passed around on the underground tape market. For 18 months, Eddie and Mitch hung a microphone from their kitchen window to chronicle the bizarre and violent relationship between their borderline-insane neighbors. SHUT UP LITTLE MAN! AN AUDIO MISADVENTURE is a darkly hilarious modern fable.
Writer & Director Matthew Bate
Producer Sophie Hyde
Sundance, New Directors New Films, True/False
AVAILABLE FOR FILM FESTIVALS WORLDWIDE EXCEPT NORTH AMERICA
HDCAM, BETASP, DIGIBETA, DVD
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