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The Final Member

Join Sigurdur "Siggi" Hjartarson, founder and head of the Icelandic Phallological Museum, on his quest to find a donor of the final member that will complete his collection: the human penis.

Schedule
May 26, 2013 9:00 PM Harvard Exit Date has passed
May 29, 2013 4:30 PM SIFF Cinema Uptown Date has passed

Many people wonder what they will pass on to future generations. Sigurdur “Siggi” Hjartarson, the founder and head of the Icelandic Phallological Museum, has decided that his legacy will be penises. Lots of penises. Feel free to laugh at Siggi, but he is very serious about his collection, which he started in 1974 and now contains more than 280 specimens from 93 different species. But Siggi is missing the final member that will complete his collection: the human penis. This film tells the story of Siggi’s quest and the men who are candidates in the search for the final penis. It’s possible that 95-year-old legendary Icelandic adventurer Pall Arason may come to the rescue. (Though due to Seinfeldian shrinkage, his penis may prove too small to qualify.) Another candidate is Tom Mitchell, a Californian, determined that his All-American seven-incher “Elmo” should be the first. Further, he’s willing to donate his penis before he dies. Got all that? Reality is truly stranger and definitely more hilarious than fiction in this unbelievable documentary about legacy, manhood, and humanity.

Director Biography
Jonah Bekhor is a Canadian producer and filmmaker as well as the founder of the production company Citizen Jones. Bekhor graduated from the American Film Institute, where he received the Stan Margulies Producers Awards. The Final Member is his debut feature film. Zach Math is best known for his television commercials, which have won awards at the Cannes Advertising Festival. He has worked with brands such as Coke, Microsoft, and Sony. Jonah Bekhor and Zach Math previously worked together on the short film Egg Love in 2007.

Sponsored in part by The Stranger

Director: Jonah Bekhor, Zach Math
Country: Canada
Year: 2012
Running Time: 75 minutes
Producer: Jonah Bekor, Zach Math
Cinematographers: Sean Stiegemeier, Viggo Knudsen
Editors: Andrew Dickler, Tyler Hubby
Music: Rob Simonsen
Website: http://thefinalmember.com
Filmography: Debut Feature Film
Language: English, Icelandic
Subtitles: Yes
Format: HDCAM
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