A NEW INDIE FILM ABOUT POPPA'S LIFE:
Random Lunacy, Videos from the Road Less Traveled
Co-Directors: Stephanie Silber and Vic Zimet
Producers: Stephanie Silber, Vic Zimet, and David Pearlman

Won Best Documentary at the 2007 Westchester Film Festival,
and many other film festival awards

AVAILABLE ON DVD from Filmbaby

OR View the film online here

"Movies like to pretend they're different, but Random Lunacy really, truly is. The gifted filmmakers Victor Zimet and Stephanie Silber have grabbed themselves a subject who can wiggle off any hook, so they avoid glib judgements and do the smart thing by wiggling right along with him. It turns out to be the only way to tell this questing, quicksilver story. The subject is Poppa Neutrino, the name David Pearlman, now 74, has been calling himself for decades. And since a neutrino is "a sub-atomic particle in constant motion," the name fits. Poppa doesn't work, pay rent, listen to doctors or kiss institutional butt. He prefers to invent his life as he goes along, whether he's building a raft out of scraps and sailing the Atlantic, inventing a new football play or touring the world from Mexico to Russia with his band, the Flying Neutrinos. But don't discount the intellect that Poppa uses to back up his wit and daring as leader of his tribe. That's right, tribe. Family is what you call the Waltons. The collection of wives, children, step-children and believers who make up the Neutrinos defies categorization. And so, using Poppa's own videos to augment their tale, Zimet and Silber throw us into a life that intoxicates, infuriates and leaves us panting for each unique and unforgettable adventure. Prepare to be wowed."
-- Peter Travers/Rolling Stone


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