Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Mel O. Mind Recommends...

I went to the IFC Center in the village this past Saturday and checked out the film above. I really enjoyed it. So the guy and girl, Micah and Joanne, wake up at a friend's place after a night of debauchery, and dedicate the entire day making connections through conversations about race, identity, gentrification, and relationships in an ever evolving San Fransisco neighborhood.

What stood out:

- the transition of the film's color (it begins very dull not quite black and white but more so very light water color based. Then at the conclusion of the film, the color is very bold and clear. It's something to think about.)

- People from San Francisco love their bike which I plan to cop summer 2009

- The soundtrack is pretty cool

- This is director Barry Jenkins' first film (very impressive for a newcomer)

- The one night stand notion was not delivered like a cliche Hollywood film (the plot and sub plots were pretty realistic to the real world, but then again that is relative)

- Scene where there was no verbal dialogue were filmed well

I definitely want to watch this again so that I can pick up on what I missed. You ever since I took this intense film class last semester, I now watch ever movie with a critical lens!

Ps-- Shouts to Professor Tracey for mentioning this on her blog!

New trailer!

3 word droppings:

Donte said...

I so want to be in an independent film now, like AI think it would be interesting. Wow, great pick SB. Critical lens huh? Wonderful. So when are we are we going Sundance? =)

Satya said...

I want to check this out. Is the guy the dude from The Daily Show?

Eye D. VS Mel O. said...

yes ma'am it is... it's a good film def check it out