Mos Def and Jack Black (we think) in the Sweded Be Kind Rewind.Courtesy of New Line Cinema
In theaters this weekend is Michel Gondry’s Be Kind Rewind, the story of two hapless friends (Jack Black and Mos Def) tasked with remaking (or “Sweding”) a video store full of movies themselves after Black accidentally erases all the VHS tapes. Now, in a handicraft tribute worthy of Gondry himself, a group of surrealist bootleggers have shot their own low-budget version of Be Kind Rewind — likely by sneaking a camcorder into a theater — and made it for sale on Canal Street. Brilliant!
Be Kind Rewind [Releaselog]
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