FOREVER PLAID Pre-World Premiere
FOREVER PLAID THE MOVIE
US (90min) Utah Premiere
Directed by Stuart Ross (Creator, Writer, Director) Produced by Benni Korzen, Barney Cohen, and Suren M. Seron.
Starring Daniel Reichard (Francis), Larry Raben (Sparky), Stan Chandler (Jinx), David Engel (Smudge) and David Hyde Pierce as "the voice of God"
The story is a simple one of four young men struggling to make it as a swing & standards close harmony group in those pre-Beatles, pre-grassy knoll days of our Perry Como innocence. So whats the problem? Theyre dead! Wiped out by a bus full of Catholic school girls while the lads were driving in their now iconic red 54 Mercury convertible to their first real gig (at the Fuselounge in a local Pennsylvania airport). The schoolgirls, by the by, were okay. But a second opportunity is now heaven sent to the FOUR PLAIDS. Theyve been returned to Earth nearly 50 years later to put on the show they never performed in life. There are problems of course, not least of which is that they are dead, the ultimate fish-out-of-water. And then there are the more prosaic challenges, like remembering lyrics and moves that they havent sung or danced in over 40 years, and a nosebleed, and worse. As the PLAIDS mount the stage, a disembodied voice, heavenly in cadence, tells us about astral planes and harmonics and, in general, lays down the stakes. There is a perfect harmonic chord, buried in the song Love is a Many Splendored Thing, a chord the PLAIDS never fully hit in life, and they are needed here on Earth to hit it now, in death. Nerves are raw, mistakes are made, but bit-by-bit, with confidence growing, they attack with increasing gusto the celestial musical opportunity theyve been given, for each one of the four to achieve the happy resolution of his redemptive arc, and for the quartet to reach the perfect chord and achieve perfect harmony. This harmonic chord is finally found and sung. It resonates with the harmony we all want, in our lives and in our worldview, all across America and around the world. It is the epicenter of the feel good explosion that is FOREVER PLAID. It is meant to be a lesson to us all.
Zion Giant Screen Theatre
145 Zion Park Blvd
Springdale, UT 84767
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|