Hey folks, Harry here... While Moriarty is off posting the filth of that Neill Cumpston, I figured I'd bring ya culture and cool from the New York Independent Film Festival complements of Captain Crunch. After all these years you'd think he'd be an admiral, but I guess his ship hasn't the best record. Anyway, here's 6 interesting titles to keep your eyes open for...
A Look At The NEW YORK INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL!
Hi Harry, Mori, Father Geek and Gang,
This report is about 2 weeks late, but I recently had the chance to check out a bunch of films at the New York Film Festival. I saw about 15 films, some were great some were so so. Just so this doesn't come off like a never ending review, here's about six films that I thought were really good (most of these were audience favorites as well) I will keep these brief and spoiler free, hopefully you all may see one or more of these at your local festivals.
DROP DEAD ROSES-
This is one warped and twisted tale about revenge, breakups, and the price of friendship. I saw a familiar face in BRIAN O'HALLORAN, who I've only seen in Kevin Smith films, but in this I think O'halloran is brilliant, he's come a long long way, everyone needs to see this film. Word was he's even more twisted in a movie called VULGAR which I was told I'll have to rent.
Yes, I too, thought this was about oral sex. No such luck. However a very interesting tale about a guy who's obsessed with the color blue. He sees a girl who's obviously obsessed with the color red. He struggles against other color obsessed fellows to win her over, not a word of dialogue is spoken, but there's great comedy and a wild dance number! This was also a great film, and one that will stick with you for a while after you've seen it!
A very well done film noir, about a sleazy gumshoe detective who may or may have not discovered an alien abduction. This has some really nice twists and turns, there was a dvds floating around, this is definitely one for my collection! If I can only get a hold of it.
A great film, about a guy who just can't catch a break when it comes to love. He finally meets a lovely lady who may be "the one" and she writes her number on the back of a twenty. He then spends the twenty. He then spends the rest of the movie chasing down the twenty, getting into all kinds of adventures, hoping that if he finds the twenty, he'll find "the one". A laugh out loud type of movie. Director Chris D'Elia was on hand to answer any questions and handed out fake twenties.
THE WRONG FORTUNE COOKIE
This was a really funny film, which I as, well as a few of my friends can identify with. This makes us pretty pathetic, the film is about a guy who says all the wrong things to the girl of his dreams. His roommate tells him to stop being a dork and to start being honest. So he takes his advice, eats a fortune cookie, and reads his fortune. He takes the fortune way too literally, and gets himself pumped up to confront the girl of his dreams once and for all. This leads to possibly to one of the most awkward moments that I may have ever seen in a movie, but does end with a pretty upbeat funny conclusion. The director Tim Carr was also there to answer questions and hang out with the crowd.
FRED'S SUBURBAN NIGHTMARE
This film was the one I was still laughing about a couple hours after I saw it, it starts with a truly bizarre naked subtitled dream sequence, and just when I started to think "what the f*** is this?" It turned around very quickly and redeemed itself with a truly hilarious and very twisted ending!
So Harry all in all it was a great weekend for little known films, the audience seemed to enjoy these as did I. Quite frankly in a world where "Just Married" and "Bringing Down the House" make enormous sums of cash, I was just relieved to see that there are still some interesting and original films being made!
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