Q 11 – Pete the Poet Interviews Director

Hey Batt, what film would you pick to be shown with “Uncle Joe’s American Odyssey” for a Midnight Movies double-feature?

Pete the Poet

Hi Pete the Poet that is an easy one. “Apocalypse Now.” Not just because it is my favorite movie, but because it showcases one of my favorite things to do. Going down rivers, roads, or trails are all very similar types of Odysseys. And we all have a Colonel Kurtz we need to ‘kill.’ Once we kill Kurtz, another one usually shows up. But, an Odyssey gives you a method to dispatch of all these Kurtz clowns in your life. I’d prefer “Uncle Joe’s American Odyssey” to be shown first though, because I often fall asleep during “Apocalypse Now” (and it carries on in a variety of really cool ways in my dreams). Especially for a midnight double-feature, “Uncle Joe’s American Odyssey” runs first!

Pete the Poet still writes poetry. He also co-edits the online poetry journal http://www.ADozenNothing.com.