A female techie, Nigerian, living the life of a recluse in a remote German forest, on an evening jog inadvertently crosses paths with an android, also female, prostate and comatose on the ground – and decides to carry it home. Stunning cinematography … but there’s one hitch: The storyline is so ephemerally gauzy and byzantine, it’s as if the the filmmakers decided that the out-of-this-world cinematography was more than enough for their film – and left it to audiences to figure out a plot for themselves.
Review by Gregg W. Morris.
Has a satisfying finish like a fine wine, it’s aftertaste will be inspiring audiences to revisit it on their home screens and other streaming devices again and again and again.
By Gregg W. Morris
Director Craig Center’s bravura time-looping 6:45 made me recall my first time-looping film experience, or at least a version there of, when I saw the kinetically charged super rock opera JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (1973) about 60 times over a period of 5 weeks in Lisbon, Portugal. I kid you not.
Q&A by Gregg W. Morris
Second Wave: More NYAFF news fit to print. This year’s festival will open with the international premiere of Ryoo Seung-wan’s tense political thriller ESCAPE FROM MOGADISH; it will include the North American premiere of Fruit Chan’s new horror masterwork COFFIN HOMES; and it will launch a new Asian American Focus selection. And there is sooooo much more, from August 6 to August 22, 2021. By Gregg W. Morris
In an unprecedented collaboration, repertory cinemas across New York City – Anthology Film Archives, Film Forum, Film at Lincoln Center, Light Industry, Metrograph, MoMA, and Museum of the Moving Image – are taking part in a centenary celebration of film programmer, author and co-founder of NYFF, Amos Vogel. Film at Lincoln Center is kicking off the collaboration in the Spotlight section of the 59th New York Film Festival.
The last day of Tribeca Festival 2021: Hosted a screening of Paris Hilton’s documentary This is Paris with Paris in attendance for the YouTube Original, followed by a Q&A with Paris and director Alexandra Dean. The premiere of God Committee saw stars Julia Stiles, Kelsey Grammer and Colman Domingo walk the red carpet, alongside screenings of documentaries, shorts, and films.
2021-TribecaFF Virtual Reality Immersive Story Winners-by-greggwmorris
THE NOVICE, BRIGHTON 4TH, and ASCENSION Take Top Honors in U.S. Narrative, International Narrative and Documentary Competition. Chanel James and Taylor Garron Receive the Nora Ephron Award for AS OF YET. First-Ever Winners for New Award Categories: GEOGRAPHY OF ROBOTS Receives Tribeca Games Award; VERMONT AVE and GUARDIANS OF THE RIVER Honored for Podcasts.
By Gregg W. Morris
ReelAbilities Film Festival is the largest film festival in the world dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories, and artistic expressions of people with disabilities. Post-screening discussions and other engaging programs bring communities together to explore, discuss, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience. The New York festival is the launching pad for an international program and its selections run satellite ReelAbilities festivals in over 20 cities worldwide.