Along the Roadside (Pored Puta)



Sequoia 1 Mon, Oct 7, 2013 9:00 PM
Film Info
Section:World Cinema
Running Time:108
Director:Zoran Lisinac
Producer:Vladimir Lisinac
Screenwriter:Zoran Lisinac
Cinematographer:John Honoré
Editor:Brett Sorem
Cast:Angelina Häntsch
Iman Crosson
Michael Madsen
Lazar Ristovski
Daniel Grozdich
Rhomeyn Johnson
Print Source:Metakwon Filmworks


View Trailer HERE

North American Premiere

In English and Serbian with English subtitles.

This funny, philosophical road-trip comedy bounces from the screen as two vibrant characters take twisty turns in a world full of unexpected possibilities. Varnie (Iman Crosson) is a cynical San Francisco ideas man in search of a big break (a venture capitalist who’s all venture but no capital). Nena (Angelina Häntsch) is a wide-eyed Austrian tourist in search of her favorite band. When fate plops them together, the dynamic duo take off for the Southland on an eccentric road trip to a music festival and enlightenment, whichever comes first. As the contrasting heroes grow closer, their conversations and encounters resonate with real emotional truth and unpredictable energy. Writer-director Zoran Lisinac fuels this bent buddy-comedy with thrilling visual flourishes and a magical musical soundtrack perfectly in sync with the mood and settings, including plenty of Bay Area spots. The result is an offbeat story filled with profound messages about love, longing and cross-cultural connections.

—Brendan Peterson

See the film's composer Cole Bonner at our ASCAP Music Cafe


Additional Information

Zoran Lisinac’s (1983, Serbia) creative spirit was in full swing even when he was just a child. At the age of 9, Zoran’s comic books were published weekly in the local magazine and at 19 Zoran became a student of filmmaking full time when he was one of 7 students to be accepted at the prestigious film school in Belgrade called Danube Film Academy. After finishing film school, Zoran then made the move to Los Angeles to further pursue his dream of filmmaking. Since 2005, Zoran started writing behind the front desk of a Holiday Inn hotel in Santa Monica and since then has written six feature length screenplays with full support of his managers. In mid-2007, Zoran formed Metakwon Filmworks with his brother, and immediately started writing Along the Roadside, an original story for his award winning directorial debut in 2012. Zoran has said goodbye to hotel but has kept the fascination with the cultural diversity and integration to which the Santa Monica’s tourist hot spot exposed him and which will find a way in all of his later works.