The Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM) may be the deity of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster or Pastafarianism (a portmanteau of pasta and Rastafarian), a social movement that promotes a light-hearted view of religion and opposes the teaching of intelligent design and creationism in public schools.
According to adherents, Pastafarianism is a "real, legitimate religion, as much as any other".
I also love the fact that this movie was filmed in Vancouver BC which, for me, made watching it a bit like getting to visit a friendly neighbor that I don't get to see nearly as much as I'd like.
Just a few words I would use to describe this debut feature film from writer, director, producer, artist, teacher, and sculptor, Ms. It was really easy to step into this world as it just feels so real and the characters feel like people you've known all your life.
FSM is an independent feature film made in Vancouver by writer/director Melanie Jones.
The indie feature about a DJ named Samantha looking for love in all the wrong places premiered at the Whistler Film Festival and has screened at a number of other festivals in North America.
The film’s climax is set in a junkyard, where this cue was intended to be the first of three continuous selections (see disc 1, track 29): Drug-lord villain Mommy (Shelley Winters) plans to murder Cleo and young Tiffany (Brenda Sykes) by trapping them in a car as it is demolished—which she first demonstrates by executing one of her own henchmen. (In the film’s final editing, the music-cutting for the finale is a mishmash, with many passages omitted and others replaced by cues from earlier in the film.) (Spring SPR 5706); the two songs, “Love Doctor” and “It Hurts So Good” (disc 1, track 7), were also released as a single in August 1973 (as Spring 139).
In the film, “Love Doctor” appears as source music for a party at the film’s conclusion, during which Cleo says goodbye to her boyfriend Reuben (Bernie Casey) so she can pursue her fight against crime.
The track-by-track analysis that follows is also available as a PDF file for more convenient printing. The first, found on disc 1, tracks 1–12, represents the premiere U. (The two Millie Jackson tracks were presented in pseudo-stereo on the original LP but are true stereo here.) Kicking off the soundtrack LP is Joe Simon’s groovy, atmospheric theme song for the film.
A: We were casting for the film for a long time, for two months.
She has to carry the whole film, she’s in every scene.
The "Flying Spaghetti Monster" was first described in a satirical open letter written by Bobby Henderson in 2005 to protest the Kansas State Board of Education decision to permit teaching intelligent design as an alternative to evolution in public school science classes.
After Henderson published the letter on his website, the Flying Spaghetti Monster rapidly became an Internet phenomenon and a symbol of opposition to the teaching of intelligent design in public schools.
FSM, an official selection of the 2016 Portland Film Festival, follows the daily struggles of Samantha, a DJ living in Vancouver BC, as she tries to balance a career and a dating scene that hasn't been doing her any favors. Jones, the movie features acting performances from Vanessa Crouch, Sean Aiken, Georgie Daburas, Daniel Mallinson, Jessica Heafey, Kyla Wise, Hannah Pederson, Nneka Croal, and Garrett Black. While watching the film, I kind of, sort of developed maybe just a bit of a crush on Vanessa Crouch's Samantha who is such a perfectly flawed human being.