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BAD PARENT Film Fest

By Jackie Burrell
Monday, March 31st, 2008 at 6:56 pm in Movies.

There’s a certain deliciousness about bad parent tales, so we can’t wait for the “We’re a Happy Family: Films About Bad Parents” Fest. It opens at the Yerba Buena Center this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. with “Frank and Cindy,” the fetching couple pictured to the left, followed by a night of ultra-bizarre vintage shorts on April 19. Filmmaker GJ Echternkamp will be on hand to introduce “Frank and Cindy,” a documentary about his oafish former rocker father and the mother whose glamorous daydreams have become, er, not so swell. Dysfunctional? You bet. Hilarious retribution? Sounds like it. Reviews have all been raves, and the trailer has a “Little Miss Sunshine” celebration-of-the-weird vibe. ($6-$8. Don’t bring the kids. Well, OK, bring the jaded teens.)

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