Reviews and Press
"Enthralling! The mix of absurdism and intellectualism is perfect!"
"The fest's most feel-good film..."
"Entertaining… a fun place to hang out"
"Very engaging....This is more than just a real-life Clerks."
"a 100 percent hidden gem"
"...populated by a cast of characters Terry Gilliam couldn't dream up....By the end of the film, it's clear that many of these guys — and they are all guys — are destined to do something."
"This film has what so many films reach towards and miss: Character."
"The perfect kind of independent film. Entertaining and somewhat educational."
"At once an intimate portrait of the transient denizens of a humble parking lot booth, and a damning expose of a generation in crisis....It's also pretty damn funny, and populated with smart characters that veer from acerbic to goofy without breaking a sweat. You'll never double-park again (hopefully)."
"A hilarious cast of characters will keep you laughing throughout...Grade: A."
"Hilarious flick showing there’s more to business than just money....The attendants who work, or have worked, in the lot are some of the most interesting characters I’ve ever seen on the screen
"A hilarious indictment of capitalism, class politics, and car culture.
"Definitely recommended if you are looking at having a good time.
"Meghan Eckman’s charming little documentary makes an awfully convincing case for the lot as a key battleground in America’s ongoing culture war, not to mention a fun place to hang out on a Saturday afternoon.
"Meghan Eckman and Christopher Hlad hope to do for the humble tarmac what Spellbound did for spelling bees. It’s safe to say that you will never look at a sign reading “$5 for the half hour” the same way again."
"The backwaters of college towns are generally more colorful than elsewhere, and Charlottesville, Va., is no exception...director Eckman's production is stunning."
“Meghan Eckman’s documentary adroitly reflects the spirit, the humor and the grass roots philosophy of all her subjects via the irreverent and surprising parking lot attendants themselves. This movie is a blast!”