By John Serba | The Grand Rapids Press | March 02, 2009
TAMPA, Fla. -- Jimmy Pettis tilts his head back, and carousel horses go round and round, round and round.
Normally, families ride those horses at the Van Andel Museum Center. But in "The Steam Experiment," they symbolize the psychosis of a disturbed ex-professor played by Val Kilmer -- and are one of many Grand Rapids landmarks in the film shot last fall.
"Steam" debuted Sunday night at the Gasparilla International Film Festival in downtown Tampa, Fla., to a sold-out crowd.