The Telluride Historical Museum is presenting the film Scrapple tomorrow night at the Nugget Theater. The showing is at 8:30pm and they are charging $10. This is a great opportunity to see this cult classic mountain film on the big screen. This film takes place in the fictional ski town of Ajax, Colorado in the 70’s. The film was shot in and around Telluride in 1996 and features a mix of many locals as well actors. The soundtrack is awesome and features Taj Mahal, JJ Cale, Toots Hibbert and more! Here is the description from the back of the DVD case, written by Jonathan Silverman of The Austin Chronicle.
“Mixing a slew of unlikely elements, first-time filmmakers Christopher and Geoffrey Hanson triumph with this tale of a small-time drug dealer, Al Dean(Geoffrey Hanson), out for the ultimate score. Dean’s motivation isn’t money but security; he wants to buy a house in Ajax, Colorado where he can tend to his brother who remains hospitalized in a VA hospital. Everything hinges on the much anticipated shipment of Nepalese Temple Balls. They arrive, but of course, things do not work out simply, and the result is a wild, mellow ride to the end. Filmed in Telluride, Colorado, the movie lovingly recreates the era of the 1970s with everything from bell-bottoms to boogie to banana seats…This might be the best movie about drugs, the 1970s, mountain living, and domesticated pigs you will ever see.”
Check out the film the New York Times described as “Babe on acid” and Men’s Journal called “A ski bum’s version of Easy Rider” at the film’s official website: ScrappleMovie.com. DVDs are availabe here as well!