Saturday, October 24, 2009
The following are the first block of films I screened at The New York International Independant Film & Video Festival:
Frank (7 min short) about a hitman, a professional who is always looking for perfection in everything he does. It's the most important day of his life and he will have to make a decision...
Director: Carlos Garcia Ontanon (Spain).
Aporia (30 min short) the story of a sixty-year old woman who introduces us through an amalgam of sensations, emotions, and deep experiences into her profound and exhaustive thoughts, recounted in an intimate tone. It reveals that it is in the details of her routine where the real causes of the big decisions of her life take place.
Director: Rodolfo Carnevale (Argentina).
The Don of 42nd Street (78 min) which tells the story of Tony a mob boss who has a stroke, and his "artsy" twin brother, J.B., is forced to take his place. J.B.'s unconventional methods raises suspicion amongst the other mob bosses.
Director: Fred Gallo (USA).
I'm not going to make commentary on any of these films, the first two didn't inspire me, and the last one I'm afraid to! The whole house was Soprano City. I'm not looking to get whacked over not being effusive enough in my assessment of the film. As it was, I was grilled by a bouncer at the door of the screening, questioning my reason for being there. Not the ticket taker, I was already in the theater with my press pass, this was just a "film associate" wanting to make sure the audience was "connected".
The after party was held at Star Lounge (Chelsea Hotel) I decided to skip it, the "Goodfellows" had to celebrate without me.