Dir. Peter Jackson Nw Zealand 1989 Film on Film Foundation presents a Claymation and Puppetry triple feature extravaganza of rare films!
Long before making his Oscar-baiting CGI spectacles, Peter Jackson turned heads and stomachs with naughty, low-budget, gore-filled gross-out fests. The most notorious, hilarious, and offensive of these: Meet the Feebles. Clearly inspired by the Muppets, the Feebles make Oscar the Grouch look like Barney. With their soon-to-be-televised variety show imperiled by mismanagement, diva-esque tantrums, a porn ring, venereal disease, drug pushers, and nerves, can these nasty (and amazingly well-crafted) puppets pull off a miracle? Full of delightful digressions, wit, and, surprisingly, a lot of heart. (95m)