November 17, 2022
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HPL Movies in the Afternoon: The Pez Outlaw
Thursday, November 17, 2022
This is a fascinating and funny new documentary about a very particular subculture. It's an incredible fish-out-of-water story that follows the adventures of Steve Glew, a small-town Michigan man, who boards a plane for Eastern Europe soon after the fall of the Berlin Wall. His mission is to locate a secret factory that holds the key to the most desired and valuable Pez dispensers. If he succeeds, he will pull his family out of debt and finally be able to quit his job of 25 years. Steve becomes the hero of his own adventure, smuggling the rarest of goods into the U.S. and making millions in the process. It was all magical, until his arch-nemesis, The Pezident decided to destroy him.