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Title:   Kenny
Director:   Clayton Jacobson
Year:   2006
Genre:   Mockumentary
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   03.10.07

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Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
03.10.07Alamo South LamarThis Screening is part of event: South by Southwest 2007
An Australian mockumentary about a guy who works on port-a-johns for a living.

So the main point of interest (and also the main problem) with this movie is that it sticks to the rules of documentary very closely, yet it doesn't play as outrageous like... every other mockumentary ever. In the Q&A, the director said that's the only genre where the performers wink to the camera and you don't see that in straight dramas, then Micah said "i guess that's where the "mock" comes from." However, it seemed like a lot of people in the theater weren't aware of its fictional nature and cheered along with Kenny as if he were real. Good for them but I bet they felt cheated when it was over.

Not that I didn't like the movie... I thought it was a pretty poignant and funny little drama... it just should've been shot like a normal drama I think. The use of the mockumentary form is kinda interesting but I think it hurts the film overall because the audince is very much used to Christopher Guest-style stuff. This would've worked just as well with a little more money to hide the radio mics and some silent character in the passenger seat to listen to Kenny's monologues.

Totally not a midnight movie by the way.
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