Monster Road (Documentary) [2004]
Brett Ingram
USA / Betacam SP / 80:00
Wednesday, September 22, 7:00 pm (National Archives) 
Saturday, September 25, 7:00 pm (National Archives) 

Monster Road explores the dazzling and fantastic worlds of legendary underground clay animator Bruce Bickford, best known for his collaborations with Frank Zappa in the 1970s (Baby Snakes, The Amazing Mr. Bickford). Tracing the origins of Bickford's wildly unique sensibility, the film journeys back to his childhood in a competitive household during the paranoia of the Cold War and examines his relationship with his father, George, a retired aerospace engineer who is facing the onset of Alzheimer's Disease. Along with a glimpse into the world of a true visionary, the film reveals a story that, like childhood itself, is at once scary and funny, sad and baffling.


Awards:

Best Documentary, 2004 Slamdance Film Festival
Michael Moore Award for Best Documentary Film, 2004 Ann Arbor Film Festival

Best Documentary, 2004 Independent Film Festival of Boston
North Carolina Filmmaking Award, 2004 RiverRun International Film Festival
Independent Spirit Award, 2004 Sonoma Valley Film Festival