Watch: From the Head 2011 123movies, Full Movie Online – Written by veteran strip club bathroom attendant, George Griffith, From The Head paints unflinching portraits of the men and women who people the dysfunctional family of the strip club, and their affect on the psyche of its resident bathroom attendant. Meshing a journalist’s perspective with a dramatic flair, Griffith has crafted a truly independent screenplay. The story unfolds in real time, and is told from Shoes’ perspective. If there’s a dollar to be made, he doesn’t leave the bathroom. And if Shoes doesn’t leave, neither does the viewer. Through years of meticulous journaling, Griffith secretly recorded hours of conversations with customers. The result is a fascinating exploration of the host/parasite relationships that are cultivated in this underbelly of Broadway. With disarming authenticity, Griffith uncovers glimpses of wisdom in the unlikeliest of characters. While the rest of the world tramples through the tourist traps above ground, take the journey down the long stairs, and step behind the curtain, to see how those on the fringe are living..
Plot: Underneath Times Square, there’s a strip club filled with beautiful women. Behind the club’s bathroom door is Shoes, a bathroom attendant. For three years, Shoes gives advice, compliments or a sympathetic ear to his visitors, getting occasional tips. But on the night of his three-year anniversary at the club, Shoes’ customers and coworkers start to make him look into his own life.
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Loved this indie film. So deep, really makes you think about why we do what we do, and what it’s all for. Total must see. Saw this film on the recommendation of friends from Phillie who saw it at the film festival. The characters are authentic. The writing is original. Really loved that it wasn’t like anything I had seen before. Sometimes it gets a bit heady (no pun intended) but overall, good writing. There are a variety of characters and surprises that keep you hooked. I would recommend this to all movie buffs looking for something different. Nice change from your everyday run of the mill movie. Haven’t seen a movie this true to life in a long time. Well done acting, unique casting choices and witty script. See it.
Smart, Funny, Unique, and Great idea for a movie!
Set largely within the confined space of the men’s bathroom of a New York strip club, FROM THE HEAD is an original and “outside the box” (outside the ‘john’?) exercise in character study and personal introspection.
George Griffith – who also wrote and directed – plays Shoes, the bathroom attendant (aka, the guy with the gum, the smokes, the jokes, the cologne, and in this case a yo-yo and signature Cab Calloway-esque wing-tips) at the club. Despite the film being more dialogue driven, Shoes is economical with his words when bantering with the bathroom “clientelle”. With each new patron, Shoes says enough without saying too much to coax out some of their story or to share some of his. His is a story of career discontent. The money may be good, but is he wasting his time, his true potential… wasting his life away? The endless stream of characters who enter and exit the restroom range from “I know someone EXACTLY like that guy!” to “I can’t believe someone like that could actually exist” and their stories provide compelling vignettes in and of themselves. They all weave in and out seamlessly avoiding a rote set- up/punchline repetition. And though each character has his own performance, it is Shoes who is the charismatic ringleader keeping the circus connected. Equal parts ball-breaker, philosopher, and self-analyzing everyman, Shoes is an easy character to root for, even though you never want him to leave the restroom!
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 35 min (95 min)
Rated Not Rated
Director George Griffith
Writer George Griffith
Actors George Griffith, Matthew Lillard, Jeffrey Doornbos
Country United States
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Super 16 (anamorphic)
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A