Australia 2006, 99 minutes, comedy, mockumentary
From the biggest festival to the smallest church social, Kenny Smyth delivers porta-loos to them all. Ignored and unappreciated, he is one of the cogs in society's machinery; a knight in shining overalls taking care of business with his faithful 'Splashdown' crew. Follow Kenny as he tackles every septic challenge that comes his way, culminating in a pilgrimage to that Mecca of waste management, the International Pumper and Cleaner Expo in Nashville, Tennessee – or as Kenny affectionately calls it, "Poo HQ."
With fly-on-the-wall honesty and wit, Kenny lifts the lid on one of Australia's roughest diamonds as he juggles family tensions, fatherhood and sewage with charm, humour and unflinching dignity. Kenny is part philosopher, part comedian and all heart, living proof that in sewage, like life, the best will always rise to the top.
". . . a genuine feel for the Chaplinesque proletarian plight of a worker just trying to find dignity in an unfeeling world." –News Blaze
Dear Film Society Members and Supporters
Some of you were at the packed screening of the Australian film Kenny last Monday night when the power went out in the middle of the film. Disappointed audience members were unable to view the remainder of this very funny film. The Board of Directors of SCFS want to get a message out to all of you (especially the people in our audience) to say how much we appreciate your patience and understanding. Not one of the 142 attendees complained or asked for a refund and at the time we were unable to guarantee anything more than "I hope we can make it possible for all of you to see the remainder of the film in the near future".
Well, we want you to know that with the support of Gibsons Heritage Playhouse, our projectionist Billie Carroll, and our volunteers, we are able to rescreen the film on Monday November 22 at 7:30 pm (doors open at 7 pm). People who were at last Monday's screening are encouraged to get to the theatre early to ensure a seat for this popular event. We will be giving priority to people who were at the Nov. 15 show, and who arrive no later than 7:15 pm.
This screening will be presented free of charge, and those who did not pay admission on Nov. 15 will be asked to make a donation to the film society. This will entirely be on the honour system.
Again, we appreciate the patience and understanding of our audience and hope you will return to enjoy the film in its entirety. Half of last night's attendees were not season members of the film society, so we would appreciate your help in spreading news of this re-screening in the community.
For those of you who are unable to return for this second show, please note that SCFS donates our films to Gibsons Public Library at the end of each year. However, we are making an exception and donating Kenny to the library at the end of this month. Thank you so much for your support and for making this film season such a roaring success.
See you at the movies. — Judy Lynne, Chair
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