Michigan resident Steve Glew spent the 1990s smuggling rare Pez dispensers into the USA from Eastern Europe, making millions of dollars. It was all magical until his arch-nemesis, The Pezident – aka the president of the Pez company – decided to put a stop to him. This light-hearted true-crime documentary, which utilizes reenactments starring Glew himself, just received its world premiere at the prestigious SXSW Film Festival, where it received a special Jury Recognition for Acting in a Documentary award. Said Film Threat in its review: “The narrative takes so many absurd, implausible twists and turns that one would logically presume it was made up. But, the film is a documentary, one that will appeal to everyone.” Michigan premiere.
AFTER THE FILM: The post-film discussion following both screenings will include members of the filmmaking team. The Saturday conversation will be led by the Free Press’ Jim Schaefer and the Sunday conversation will be led by Freep Film Festival’s artistic director Kathy Kieliszewski.