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  • Hale County This Morning, This Evening

    Hale County This Morning, This Evening

    ★★★★

    The footage here is too low-res / shallow-focus for me to really admire it on an aesthetic level, but I was certainly moved by both its content (attempting to reflect the feeling of life in this rarely depicted milieu, and showing how life inevitably moves on despite tragedy) and form (including its impressionistic sunrises and sunsets.)

  • Scary Mother

    Scary Mother

    ★★★½

    Imposter Syndrome: The Movie. Despite the surreal proceedings, this film deals with the universal struggles of creative people, asking questions like: am I fulfilling my highest creative potential, or am I too far up my own ass? Am I bravely depicting life in all its unflattering detail, or just churning out trash? For work drawn from true life, how do I manage the collateral damage in my relationships? And most importantly, how do I find champions for my work, and…

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  • We Are Young. We Are Strong.

    We Are Young. We Are Strong.

    ★★★½

    A decent piece of speculative fiction about the third year of the Trump administration

  • 200

    200

    ★★★★

    Ideal screening conditions for this, projected on 16mm in the back of the Oddball Films archive, at the conclusion of which the curator uttered, "I have no idea where he got a fucking grant to do that," and walked out, never to be heard from again.

    You can watch it on Vimeo if you wish: vimeo.com/131832976