Rooftop Docs Screening: The Parking Lot Movie
84 minutes | USA | International Premiere | Rating: -
Seeking: Parking lot attendant!
Location: The Corner Parking Lot, Charlottesville, VA
Major Duties: Ability to sit for long stretches of time while doing nothing. Responsible for collecting fees, parking vehicles, and swearing at customers. Flip cone prowess a plus!
Requirements: Undergraduate or graduate university degree in anthropology or philosophy
Landing a job at the Corner Parking Lot is no easy feat. Bossman Chris Farina empowers employees as de facto owners, creating a work environment that privileges workers over customers. The ragtag crew of misfits he’s assembled contemplate existentialist and misanthropic deep thoughts while setting parking brakes. The car jockeys give equal time to brain-teasers, time-wasters, and the finer points of morality. Park and you will be judged! Your good or evil based on the make, model, and licence plate of your ride. A hilarious indictment of capitalism, class politics, and car culture. - Angie Driscoll.
The Parking Lot Movie screens as part of Hot Docs’ new Rooftop Docs Series on Thursday, May 6, on the top outdoor tier of Citipark Cumberland Parking Garage. Enjoy live music, bar service courtesy of Steamwhistle, free popcorn from Whole Foods and fantastic docs under the stars.
In the event of rain, another rooftop screening will be scheduled on Sunday, May 9, at 8:00pm – please check this website for confirmation (please note a different film may be presented). Your ticket can be used at this screening. If you are unable to attend the Sunday replacement screening, you can bring your ticket to the documentary Box Office (55 Avenue Road, Lower Level - Hazelton Lanes) and exchange it for a voucher good for any regular Hot Docs screening. If the weather seems questionable, please check this website on the day of the event for updates or call the Hot Docs documentary Box Office at 416-637-5150.
Pre-show musical performance by Elvis Bosa Nova!.
Rooftop Docs is presented with New York’s Rooftop Films.