‘Holy Frit’ Movie Screening at the Rialto Theatre in South Pasadena on Sat. March 19 at 6:00pm with Live Q&A and optional Pre-Film Reception
The South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce is proud to bring HOLY FRIT to South Pasadena in partnership with two central characters in the documentary, Judson Studios and Bullseye Glass, and the South Pasadena Arts Council and Mosaic Los Angeles.
$10 Film Screening with Live Q & A immediately following the film with Tim Carey (star), Justin Monroe (Director/Producer) & Chris Saito (Producer).
$20 Film Screening with Live Q&A + Pre-Film Reception at 4:30pm at Mamma’s Brick Oven (includes light food and drinks)
Watch the trailer:
About the Film:
A quintessential South Pasadena story, the film grew out of casual conversations between two local neighbors, one a burgeoning filmmaker, the other an unknown artist who had charmed his way into winning the commission to create the world’s largest stained-glass window. Together they wind their way through South Pasadena, from Judson Studio’s nearby 100-year-old stained glass studio to Little League games in the Arroyo, documenting the artist’s three-year race against the clock to tackle a career-defining commission. Holy Frit debuted at the Slam Dance Film Festival in 2021 and has won numerous major festival awards from Los Angeles to Warsaw. Tickets for the Chamber’s screening and Q&A, and an additional add-on food & wine reception with the film’s director and the star will be available at Eventbrite. They will be joined by one of the film’s producers, Chris Saito, also a South Pasadena resident!
The first feature documentary by Director/Producer Justin Monroe, Holy Frit is a dramatic and comedic collision of art, business, religion, and human ambition as artist Tim Carey, the famous glass maestro turned mentor Narcissus Quagliata, and the teams at Judson Studios and Bullseye Glass attempt to create a stained glass window the size of a basketball court for a $90 million mega-church in Kansas. With stress through the roof and time running out, the viewer becomes a fly-on-the-wall witnessing the effort and wondering whether or not they can deliver this massive, complicated, and controversial art piece to their nervous client in time.