Man in the Chair

Synopsis: Christopher Plummer plays Flash, a curmudgeon with a hankering for classic movies and booze. Cameron is a volatile teen who commits grand theft auto just because the car is an exact replica from Christine. Their relationship is forged in the darkness of a movie theater and fueled by a mutual appreciation of rebellion and cinema. Cameron enters a student film contest, though he lacks the resources of his peers. Learning that Flash is a retired Hollywood gaffer-and the only surviving crew member from Citizen Kane-Cameron follows him to his home at the Motion Picture Residence for the Elderly, a colony of aging film folk set aside by the industry. A quirky fellowship develops, in which Flash and his friends help Cameron make his film, and, in doing so, change his life.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Michael Schroeder
Production: Outsider Films
  9 wins & 2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.2
Metacritic:
44
Rotten Tomatoes:
49%
PG-13
Year:
2007
107 min
Website
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The faculty and staff want to wish

you all the happiest of holidays.

There's just a couple of items

that will take place...

over the holiday vacation.

There's a Ski Club trip

to Mammoth Lakes...

the basketball tournament

at Taft High School...

and, of course,

the Los Angeles Film School...

holiday short film contest...

with the winner receiving

a full scholarship after graduation.

Uh, students involved

with these projects...

stay in touch with

your respective counselors.

That's it, students.

Have a great

and safe holiday break...

and we'll see you back

here in three weeks.

- [Applause and whoops]

- STUDENT:
Yeah!

TEACHER:
Question number one.

Let's get to it.

We're not leaving

until it's all done.

[Toilet flushes]

[Metal thuds]

I'd sue your ass for

scratching my ride, Kincaid.

But I know you're a broke dick.

You know what?

Forget about the film contest.

Two reasons:

one, juniors never win.

And two, you can't make a movie

without a little fundage.

It's a talent contest,

not a funding contest.

Like my dad says...

"It doesn't take talent

to get work in Hollywood."

No wonder why

he always has a job.

[Metal thuds]

You may know

a lot about old movies...

but you know nothing

about making one.

Merry Christmas, Kincaid.

Call the lot,

get my dad on the phone.

He'll hook us up.

MAN:
Hurry up, Cameron.

You already missed

the big crane shot.

You can pay me after.

- Thanks, Mr. Klein.

- O.K.

MAN ON SCREEN:
You figure

it was a bomb then, Hank?

ORSON WELLES:

Well, chief, Rudy Linnekar...

could have been

struck by lightning.

Where's the daughter?

MAN:
Marcia? Got her right

here waiting for you, Hank.

WELLES:
Let her go.

MAN:
You don't even want to

question her...

Take the marbles

out of your mouth, Orson!

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Michael Schroeder

Michael Schroeder is an American computer scientist. His areas of research include computer security, distributed systems and operating systems and he is perhaps best known as the co-inventor of the Needham–Schroeder protocol. In 2001 he co-founded the Microsoft Research Silicon Valley lab and was the Assistant Managing Director until the lab was disbanded in 2014. more…

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