HOGWASH by Zack Godshall
A bizarre mystery begins to unfold when a group of obsessive dreamers and schemers come together to produce an original opera that could change the world.
A decade in the making and six hours long, Hogwash is unlike any other movie you’ve seen. Composed of 31 episodes, each about 11 minutes, Hogwash is an absurd and loving parody of the traditional episodic series.
As an experimental narrative film, Hogwash blurs the line between fiction and nonfiction, comedy and melodrama, and improv and psychedelia to create an immersive experience that pushes boundaries and disrupts expectations. For filmmaker Zack Godshall, Hogwash is the culmination of a fifteen-year career making micro budget films that are region-specific and often unscripted.
Featuring a cast of more than fifty (mostly) non-professional actors from South Louisiana, Hogwash is the result of a highly collaborative production that was mostly improvised. Made on something less than a shoestring, every actor and crew member volunteered their time, resources, and imagination to make Hogwash the unique thing that it is.
From February 1- March 11th, Hogwash will play in the Side Gallery. Modeled on opera form, the show begins with an overture, is broken up into multiple acts, and features two intermissions and one interlude. All together, the running time is 6 hrs and 25 minutes.
From February 1 through March 11, Hogwash will play once a day according to the following schedule:
Act 1 begins @ 10am
Act 2 begins @ noon
Act 3 begins @ 2pm
Act 4 begins @ 3:30
February 11th ArtWalk schedule:
Act 1 begins @ 12pm
Act 2 begins @ 2pm
On March 4th, the ACA will host an evening screening of Hogwash. Food and drinks will be made available to ticket-holders. Buy tickets here! March 4th evening schedule:
Act 1 begins @ 5pm
Act 2 begins @ 7pm
Act 3 begins @ 9pm
Act 4 begins @ 10:30pm
Closing Night – March 11th ArtWalk schedule:
Act 3 begins @ 5pm
Act 4 begins @ 6:30pm
Farewell to Hogwash @ 7:20pm
Louisiana native Zack Godshall makes films about unsung people and places that exist along the fringes of culture. His films have been acclaimed by The New York Times, The Atlantic, and Oxford American, among others and played at the Sundance Film Festival and on Time.com, Topic, and The Documentary Channel.