RODENTS OF UNUSUAL SIZE: POST-FILM Q&A
RODENTS OF UNUSUAL SIZE
Post-Film Q&A w/ director Quinn Costello (Evergreen graduate) and local ecologist Dr. Tara Chestnut
Doors 7:00PM / Show 7:30PM
General admission $9 / OFS members $6
Hard headed Louisiana fisherman Thomas Gonzales doesn’t know what will hit him next. After decades of hurricanes and oil spills he faces a new threat – hordes of monstrous 20 pound swamp rats. Known as “nutria”, these invasive South American rodents breed faster than the roving squads of hunters can control them. And with their orange teeth and voracious appetite they are eating up the coastal wetlands that protects Thomas and his town of Delacroix Island from hurricanes. But the people who have lived here for generations are not the type of folks who will give up without a fight. Thomas and a pack of lively bounty hunters are hellbent on saving Louisiana before it dissolves beneath their feet. It is man vs. rodent. May the best mammal win.
Dir: Chris Metzler, Jeff Springer, Quinn Costello / 2017 / US / 71 min
Quinn Costello is a video editor and producer based in Oakland, California. He is also an Evergreen alumnus. His work has been seen on PBS, The Tribeca Film Festival and The Learning Channel.
Dr. Tara Chestnut is a broadly-trained applied ecologist. Her work investigates factors that influence species distributions, the ecology of pathogens and their hosts, ecological responses to environmental stressors such as contaminants and climate change, and endangered species recovery. In addition to conducting rigorous research, she effectively communicates science to general audiences to ensure a scientifically literate and informed public.
“Depicting the resilience of both the nutria and the Louisianans who’ve endured their presence for many years, Rodents of Unusual Size proves enjoyably quirky and informative.” – Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
“An unusually effective film about these very unusual nutria, ‘Rodents of Unusual Size’ is an exceptional work of non-fiction that illuminates as much as it entertains.” – Jason Gorber, HighDef Digest
SCREENING: SUN 9/30 7:30PM
Tickets available at the box office 1/2 hour before showtime.