|Title:||Suffering Man's Charity|
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|03.09.07||Paramount||This Screening is part of event: South by Southwest 2007|
South by starts! I am losing my everpresent notebook this year in exchange for an extra free hand and less to carry around, so my notes are all mental. That means these entries will probably be drastically shorter, which is good too because I'm trying to fit as many movies in as possible so the less time I spend typing at 2:30 in the morning, the more time I spend sleeping.
The fest started with this dark comedy by Alan Cumming, who was here as well as a few of the actors including Karen Black. Afterward for the Q&A Black hopped up on stage (kinda literally) and proceeded to entertain me more than she has in every movie I've ever seen her in (except the Zuni War Doll segment of Trilogy of Terror). When she noticed that her director chair didn't have that little bar of wood to perch your feet on, she tried to look comfortable with one heel stuck between the chair legs and the other draped over the arm, then she remarked how beautiful the theater was and said "painting!" whil pointing up at the ceiling. Hilarious.
Unfortunately, the movie suffers from weird pacing and lots of crying speeches from Cumming who plays a crazy person and some kinda stock indie techniques of weird video effects and "experimental" editing that I just didn't go for. There were moments of pretty nice dark comedy here but overall I'd strain to call it OK.