Girl Walk: All Day ★★★★

Dopey and exuberant, this is a sustained celebration of civil disobedience that manages to be political without ever feeling didactic. Perhaps twelve years as a New York City resident made this especially pleasurable for me. The myriad scenes where the proverbial man on the street tries his darndest not to notice the spectacle surrounding him ignited a tinge of nostalgia. Virtuosic in precisely all of the ways it’s amateurish and improvised, this uses long takes not only to showcase the performers but to remind us of the extreme contingency of the settings. The outtakes must be hilarious. Not quite the blast of energy that I got from the Girl Talk concert I went to last spring, but close.