The Parking Lot Movie

The trailer for ‘The Parking Lot Movie’ has just come
online (thanks to Parking World blog for alerting us to this!), following
screenings at a number of film festivals around the world. It certainly looks
like an interesting take on parking and the ‘American Dream’.

From the Parking Lot Movie website; a synopsis of the

Hailed as the “most feel-good film” of the South by Southwest Film
Festival, director Meghan Eckman’s irreverently funny debut celebrates a
brotherhood of eccentric attendants who man a unique parking lot in
Charlottesville, Virginia. From grad students to middle-age slackers,
indie-rock musicians to surly philosophers, these overeducated part-timers wax
profoundly about car culture and capitalism, seek vengeance against entitled
patrons and thieves, and make fun of drunken jerks.

Eckman filmed the comings and goings of the characters
over three years, recording their theories and observing their behaviour.

Former attendants, including James McNew from Yo La
Tengo, may have moved on, though their time at the lot has clearly provided
rites of passage and afforded them Zen-like perspective. The Parking Lot Movie
is warmly playful, hilariously funny and disarmingly perceptive. Anyone with
experience of working in the service industry while harbouring dreams of
bettering themselves will be able to relate.

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