By tully | "Boredom at Its Boredest" by Michael Tully October 18, 2008 at 2:25AM
I should have posted this sooner, but I've been too busy enjoying my time in the Hamptons. Great weather, great people, a very strong line-up, what more could you ask for—aside from wanting to be here, of course. Just so you don't think I'm rubbing it in, I would like to point out that Snag Films has partnered with the HIFF to show two exclusive documentary features online during the run of the festival. They are Between the Folds and Great Speeches From a Dying World. I haven't seen the former, so I can't recommend it, but a documentary on paper folding? What in the hell are you waiting for?! As for Great Speeches, I have seen that, and I can't recommend it highly enough. I'm disappointed that Philipps' crushing follow-up to Walking to Werner hasn't found a home on the festival circuit or beyond, but I suppose that's in keeping with the film's content: no one wants to acknowledge the complex, depressing plight of the homeless. But you should do yourself a favor and watch it online while you can. While it's certainly not the breeziest ride, Philipps finds the humanity in the situation at every moment and delivers an impassioned work of gritty poetry. Watch it here.