By tully | "Boredom at Its Boredest" by Michael Tully November 3, 2006 at 12:51AM
After many months of screening throughout the country, Kat Candler's JUMPING OFF BRIDGES finally makes an appearance in NYC this weekend. I highly recommend you check it out. It's a moving work that addresses the hard-to-swallow subject of teen suicide with grace and sensitivity, yet it also doesn't shy away from the tragic reality of the situation. It screens tonight and tomorrow night at 7pm at the Pioneer Theater. Go here for details.
VOLVER also opens today. I have to say, I was very underwhelmed by the latest "film by Almodovar!" when I saw it last month at the NYFF. Perhaps it was the environment in which I experienced it: a packed Walter Reade, with people guffawing like they were watching BORAT. I don't know, it just felt like everyone was trying wayyyy too hard. Though I'm sure it's my own baggage, I can't deny feeling like VOLVER is the kind of movie old ladies watch in order to feel 'cultured' and 'high-brow.' Maybe it's just me, but the entire thing felt like a frivolous, unbelievable mess.
Speaking of BORAT, that's what I'll be seeing this weekend, as I'm in good ol' Nashville, brain-deep in editing the Silver Jews doc. I don't think I'm exaggerating when I say that trying to put this thing together is one of the most difficult things I've ever done, cinematically speaking. But I think we're getting there. I think. Or am I confusing 'think' with 'hope?' Only one way to find out. And so back to work we go...