Director Patricia Ortega’s Being Impossible/Yo imposible is a hard pill to swallow. It’s a heavy-handed story that offers little to an audience that will be overwhelmed by the subject matter.
Nothing Fancy: Diana Kennedy is a charming documentary that allows its subject’s vibrant personality shine through. It ensures Diana Kennedy’s contributions to preserving Mexican food culture is appreciated for decades to come.
Days of the Whale is a promising debut from a fresh new voice. It explores art as both expression and defiance and shines a spotlight on one of the lesser known urban communities of South America.
Tread is a compelling and yet overly polished documentary about the 2004 attack on Granby, Colorado.
The Beach Bum is not as good as Korine’s Mister Lonely or the more comparable Spring Breakers, but is enjoyable fare if you’re on board. And you have to be on board for this ride.
An intimate portrait of a community in flux and a powerful examination of both wastefulness and resourcefulness. Fascinating!
Documentaries, feature films, movies directed by women, Spanish-language cinema and more. Here are my SXSW Film Festival picks.
A meta docu-fiction film from South Africa explores the making of itself. A reenactment with amazing shots of KwaZulu Natal region of South Africa. #Slamdance25
Completely comprised of home video footage, recordings and photos, a new Polish documentary tells the story of the tragic Beksinski family.
Boni Bonita is a Brazilian-Argentine film about a rebellious young woman and an aging musician. Shot in 16mm, Super 16mm & digital.
Slip Road is an ominous and mysterious short film that begs the viewer to extrapolate their own meaning from the series of events in the story. #Slamdance25
A short comedy about a magical land of butts, Butt Fantasia is pure entertinament for viewers who think behinds are hilarious.
A hybrid narrative drama and documentary that explores the creative process through existential angst. #Slamdance25
A short film that tests our perception of reality through shifting images and sound set in the cosmos. #Slamdance25
A new indie film that will appeal to fans of The Invasion of the Body Snatchers and The Twilight Zone.
Tungrus is a funny, quirky, yet sober doc about a pet rooster who drives his family crazy. Part of #Slamdance25