Excited Turkeys (1966)

Genres - Avant-garde / Experimental  |   Run Time - 12 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Described by filmmaker Willard Maas as "a hilarious satire on the traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Everything is there but the soup, but it's nuts for sure." Departing from his usual modus operandi as a poetically inclined avant-grade filmmaker, Maas made this as a black comedy, and according to him it played particularly well "in Texas, the Midwest and the South." Jonas Mekas in The Village Voice called Excited Turkeys "a masterpiece," whereas, in the same publication, critic James Stoller referred to it as "obscene."