Slamdance Film Review: The Brotherhood of the Traveling Rants

Posted January 28, 2013 in
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The Brotherhood of the Traveling Rants

Slamdance Film Festival

Directors: Gavin McInnes, Steve Durand, Bryan Gaynor

Opening with Gavin McInnes—the "Godfather of Hipsterdom" and one of the co-creators of Vice Magazine—going around and asking famous comedians how to be funny, The Brotherhood of the Traveling Rants is a lot of fun. After turning his book tour into a comedy tour, McInnes gets his BFF from high school, Steve Durand, drunk and takes advantage of him... I mean, gets him to agree to go on the tour with him... yeah, that's it. Although his comedy isn't bad, McInnes is much more entertaining offstage, especially when he's just dicking around with Durand—the two are hilarious together. But, after being on the tour begins to cost Durand more than just his time, tensions between him and McInnes begin to rise, and Durand leaves the tour altogether after McInnes wrecks their car while joking around. Continuing the tour, McInnes is left to contemplate what friendship is, and what really matters to him. Though the end credits reveal the car crash and beautifully emotional scenes between McInnes and Durand to be staged, The Brotherhood of the Traveling Rants is still a highly enjoyable ride, and it answers one of life's greatest questions: What happens when you drop a camera from a moving go-cart?

 

 

Slamdance Film Guide

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Screenings:

Date: 1.19, 10:00 PM Venue: Treasure Mountain Inn, Gallery Screening Room

Date: 1.21, 4:30 PM Venue: Treasure Mountain Inn, Gallery Screening Room