and completed for around $500, this film was the only physical
remembrance from the RED FARM FILMS years in Seattle, around
1990. The big old horse stable in Pike Market was a home to
everything from weekend parties, featuring Grunt Truck and
Soundgarden, among others, to rehearsals for Seattle's longest-running
children's show, "Wonka,"
which Red Farm produced. That's another story.
"Flared Pants", the movie, came
about because RED FARM was originally started to be a film
company, and in two years we hadn't been able to make a single
movie. We were shooting too high, too big. We were all frustrated
with this and I suggested to Garrett Bennett, Red Farm's director,
that we film John Lawler's Flared Pants monologue on my 8mm
film camera. Everybody was into it, and the next weekend we
had all the Red Farm actors in front of the camera. Paul Giamatti
and Brian Finney were so damn funny doing their Crazy Pants
commercial improvs that I had to leave the room.I Couldn't
stop the hysterics. The Psychiatrist scene Giamatti improved
with Finney shows off his brilliance and the kind of absurd
collaborative weirdness that Red Farm was about. The whole
thing was like that. really. Garrett was at his best too.
Flared Pants is basically unknown almost 20 years later.--