What Is Both Cute and Sad? A Terminally Ill Hamster.
What would you do if you hamster was terminally ill? Well, if you were my friend's parents in middle school, you'd put it in a shoe box with a hole the size of a exhaust pipe cut in it. But if your Richard, the mustachioed main character of the new movie, Etienne! The Hamster Movie, you'd put your doomed rodent companion in an exercise ball and take him on a tour of beautiful Bay Area locales. This is the first feature narrative by South Bay native Jeff Mizushima and is set in familiar places like the Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel and the picturesque Headlands. Screenings will be held at both locations. More info at the Hamster movie Web site, and the wholly charming trailer is below.