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Our pioneering forefathers sure had it rough, chasing the tentative promise of gold from territory to territory while avoiding three-part-harmonizing fur trappers, Japanese Injuns, and even the occasional cyclops. Meager food provisions didn’t help, either—with nothing but rice and beans for weeks on end, who could blame an ill-equipped guide for turning his traveling companions into his own personal Atkins diet? Certainly not South Park co-creator Trey Parker and the lovable sickos at Troma, who mutated the Donner Party–esque true story of Alfred Packer into a bloody, slapstick homage to Rodgers & Hammerstein in 1996’s Cannibal! The Musical. Written and directed by Parker (who also plays the part of Alfred, under the Sweathoglike pseudonym Juan Schwartz), this gory pleasure heaps equal parts laughter and squirms onto such goofy show-tune parodies as “When I Was on Top of You” and “Hang the Bastard.” Keep track of both body and carb counts when the film screens at 8 p.m. at Dr. Dremo’s Taphouse, 2001 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington. $2 (suggested donation). (202) 736-1732. (Jason Powell)