Fri, Dec 25 | Zoom

SFAI Benefit - Palmer’s Pick-up: An American Roadshow Odyssey Retrospective with Christopher Coppola LIVE intro and Q&A

Christopher Coppola directed this strange suburban odyssey that's a must see. Mr Coppola will be in attendance via Zoom, LIVE
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Time & Location

Dec 25, 2020, 2:30 PM

About The Event


Proceeds from this event go to

SFAI Alumni Fund for Students in Need


Special Guests attending LiVE 

Robert Carradine (Revenge of the Nerds), Patrick Kilpatrick (Minority Report), Charles Fleisher (Voice of Roger Rabbit), the real Bruce Palmer, and James Oseland from the student film

Christopher Coppola LIVE intro and Q&A via Zoom

"The San Francisco Art Institute is the oldest art school west of the Mississippi.   It started in 1871 and has been a beacon for the arts worldwide ever since then. Like many art schools it has fallen on difficult times due to the pandemic and current political climate.   Art is a human right and we need more art in the world to keep humanity connected, aware and inspired.  I want to thank George Kaskanlian Jr. and his 17th Another Hole in the Head Film Festival for giving me a platform to help build a SFAI film student scholarship from this on-line Palmer’s Pick-up: An American Roadshow Odyssey retrospective.  Ticket sales will go to this scholarship. There will be a fun Q&A with many of the original cast and crew afterwards.  Trust me, the making of the film was a bizarre odyssey in itself.   To find out more about the San Francisco Art Institute legacy you can go to the website:   I hope to see you there." - Christopher R. Coppola

 3:00 pm (PT) "Palmer's Pick-Up" short film (1986)

1986 Palmer's Pick-Up trailer  

Christopher Coppola directed this strange suburban odyssey while studying film under the legendary George Kuchar, who appears in the film.

3:30 pm (PT) Palmer's Pick-Up (1999)

1999 Palmer's Pick-Up scene  

Directed by Christopher Coppola  Two down-and-out dimwits are tasked with hauling a huge, mysterious box cross-country as the Millenium approaches.

Two dimwit owners (Robert Carradine, Richard Hillman) of a struggling hauling company are approached about hauling a huge, mysterious box across country at the end of the century. The cargo has religious significance and may be an attempt to release Satan in the Devil's Triangle to start the next century. En route, many step out to try to stop their delivery including Patrick Kilpatrick as a gay ex-con, Talia Shire playing in drag, Morton Downey, Jr. as a tv celebrity, and Rosanna Arquette as a gun-toting sexpot.

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Time & Location

Oct 25, 2017 at 9:00pm - 10:30pm PDT

New People, 1746 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA

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Ted Geoghegan 2017, USA, 91 mins

The War of 1812 has revived violent hostilities between the British and their erstwhile American colonial subjects. The powerful Mohawk nation of the New York region is divided as to whom they should stand by, and so they maintain a position of neutrality. They want no part in the killing – but the killing is coming to them. An impulsive attack on an American encampment has drawn the vengeful attentions of a ragged band of American military renegades, led by the vicious, racist Hezekiah Holt. Oak, Calvin, and their British lover Joshua flee into the woods so familiar to them, but the murderous musketeers on their trail will not be deterred. Not without the spilling of blood.