Rocketing out of the furthest reaches of the galaxy to stir up a massive amount of shocked reactions at Fantastic Fest 2009 was the manic intergalactic comedy musical STINGRAY SAM from writer/director/star Cory McAbee (THE AMERICAN ASTRONAUT). Well, we decided that there was no better way to strike out against a new decade than with additional screenings at The Ritz (this Sunday through Tuesday) of this aggressively unique slab of movie insanity.
THE STORY: A dangerous mission reunites STINGRAY SAM with his long lost accomplice, The Quasar Kid. Follow these two space-convicts as they earn their freedom in exchange for the rescue of a young girl who is being held captive by the genetically designed figurehead of a very wealthy planet.
"McAbee's incredibly engaging story, not to mention the beautiful black and white photography, makes it just about the most fun you'll have in the independent theater this year." - Jeremy Kirk, We are Movie Geeks
"Few films have me chuckling from beginning till end, but this one managed to do it. Well, except when I was laughing. STINGRAY SAM is a cleverly made loving tribute to the serials of old and a darn funny one too." - Ard Vijn, Twitch
"Either way you slice it, STINGRAY SAM is timeless... 'timeless' because that's what you're supposed to call pieces of art that touch you." - Bob Doto, Quiet Earth