G-SALE is an award-winning independent comedy about garage sales and people who are obsessed with them. Shot in mockumentary style, and favorably compared to the movies of Christopher Guest* (Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind), G-SALE played to sold-out crowds on the festival circuit all across North America (as well as Australia and England).
The film received favorable reviews in such publications as Entertainment Weekly, indieWIRE, The Seattle Times, the Calgary Herald, and many more.
Bogwood, Washington is a pleasant suburban community with a special distinction--it has more garages per capita than any other town in America. Not surprisingly, Bogwood is also the "Garage Sale Capital of the U.S.A."
When retirees Doris & Clayton Fenwick decide to empty their nest of retro-modern antiques, they set the wheels in motion for a frantically funny "g-sale" involving Bogwood's most avid garage sale junkies: Angela Cocci (an obsessive market researcher), Ed LaSalle (a beleaguered computer programmer and creator of the cult fantasy roleplaying game "Caves & Beasts"), Dick Nickerson (a retired star of the 60s sitcom "Pot o' Gold"), and BJ Harwood & Helen Ziegler (partners and owners of a trendy retro-modern antique store).
Enter to win a G-SALE Prize Package
We're giving away an autographed copy of the DVD plus a limited edition festival poster. Enter to win by signing up to our no-spam, privacy-verified mailing list below. See details here.
*Don't know who Christopher Guest is?
Christopher Guest (born February 5, 1948) is an American screenwriter, composer, musician, director, actor and comedian. He is most widely known for having written, directed and starred in several "mockumentary" films that feature a repertory-like ensemble cast.
Guest had a one-season stint, 1984-85, as a cast member on Saturday Night Live. Recurring characters on SNL played by Christopher Guest include: Frankie, of Willie and Frankie (two co-workers who recount in detail physically painful situations in which they've found themselves); Herb Minkman, a shady novelty toymaker with a brother named Al (played by Billy Crystal); Rajeev Vindaloo, an eccentric foreign man in the same vein as Andy Kaufman's Latka character from Taxi; and Senor Cosa, a Spanish ventriloquist -- often seen on the recurring spoof of The Joe Franklin Show. He also experimented behind the camera with pre-filmed sketches, notably directing a hilarious documentary-style short starring Harry Shearer and Martin Short as synchronized swimmers. In another short film from SNL, Guest and Crystal appear as retired Negro-League baseball players, "The Rooster and the King."
The biggest role of the first two decades of Christopher Guest's career, however, is that of Nigel Tufnel in the 1984 "rockumentary" film This Is Spinal Tap. Guest made his first appearance as Tufnel on the 1978 sketch comedy program The TV Show, and appears as Tufnel most recently in a television ad for Volkswagen.
The experience of having made Spinal Tap would directly inform the second phase of his career. Starting in 1996, Christopher Guest began writing, directing and acting in his own series of heavily-improvised films. Many of them would come to be definitive examples of what came to be known as "mockumentaries" (mock documentaries).
Guest, his frequent writing partner Eugene Levy, and a small troupe of other actors have formed a loose repertory group, which appear across the several films. These include Catherine O'Hara, Michael McKean, Parker Posey, Jane Lynch, John Michael Higgins, Harry Shearer, and Fred Willard. Guest and Levy write backgrounds for each of the characters and notecards for each specific scene, outlining the plot, and then leave it up to the actors to improvise the dialogue, which is supposed to result in a much more natural conversation than scripted dialogue would. Each of these movies also shares a hallmark plot development, where the movie leads up to some kind of a highly anticipated performance, or the outcome of a performance.
Despite making a number of mockumentaries, Christopher Guest himself dislikes the term. He maintains that his intention is not to mock anyone, but to explore insular, perhaps obscure communities through his method of filmmaking. When pressed in a 2003 interview by Charlie Rose, however, he could not provide a word to substitute for "mockumentary."
(Adapted from the Wikipedia article here)