19.11.04 | 20:00 | Pumpe
THROW PITCHFORK - USA
By and with: Alexander Thomas
Duration: approx. 75 min.
Willie Thomas, an overworked, alcoholic, African-American
father, passes on a legacy of self-hate and anger to his four
sons: Jimmy, Wesley, Cleve and the youngest, Alex. Each finds
his own way to digest this legacy – Jimmy through hard
drugs, Wes through petty crime, Cleve through education and
the arts. The older brothers are seen through the eyes of young
Alex, who had a pitchfork thrown at him by his father during
a drunken rage. He desperately searches for self-definition
as he attempts to both emulate and separate himself from his
brothers and father. His search crystallizes when his father's
true story is revealed.
Throw Pitchfork explores serious terrain with much comedy. It
began as a 15 minute a day writing exercise by actor/writer
Alexander Thomas, and grew into an autobiographical account
that transcends his own cultural specifics as it focuses on
our infinite search for self-definition.