by Lela Scott MacNeil
September 3rd, 2010

One of the highlights of this year’s Rooftop Summer Series was the quirky slacker comedy Etienne!, the debut feature from filmmaker Jeff Mizushima.

Etienne! is a road trip movie on a bicycle about a man and his hamster, and is by turns hilarious and heartbreaking. It tells the story of Richard, a shy, sensitive loner, and his best friend Etienne, a dwarf hamster. When Etienne is diagnosed with terminal cancer, Richard sets off on his bike to show him the world one last time before he dies. This off-beat and touching story is set to a fantastic indie rock soundtrack that includes Great Northern, who also make a special appearance in the film.

Etienne! charmed Rooftop audiences this past May, and the starring hamster himself even showed up to say hello. Now New York City is getting another chance to enjoy this adorable and eccentric film. For one week only, starting today, Etienne! will be playing at the reRun gastropub theater in Brooklyn. It’s the perfect late summer movie, so get your tickets, then get there early for a cocktail and a bite from reRun’s gourmet snack bar.

Get your tickets here.

Read our interview with director Jeff Mizushima here.

Visit the official Etienne! website here.


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