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|09.25.19||Alamo South Lamar||This Screening is part of event: FantasticFest 2019|
The final AGFA screening for me.
This shot-on-video movie is from a woman who worked in what was referred to as "Wave cinema" (?) where people would basically send in a script and a check and these people would make the movie. As such, she said she was sick of all the boobs and blood 90s horror movies and wanted to make something more artistic and experimental. So... they kind of described it as a cross between a Nine Inch Nails video and David Lynch beforehand but I don't really agree with that. It's more like the random video footage I remember clubs like the 9:30 club running on their closed-circuit video screens in between bands: just random weird vaguely goth or underground stuff that I have no idea who made it or where it came from or what it was. Some of it is kind of abstract horror imagery based around the abandoned factory where the director was squatting at the time (she said she lived there for 10 years!), some of it is an almost-narrative of a woman who... doesn't know she's in hell? and a vampire has to tell her that she's in hell? or something? Then looooots of footage kind of set to music.
Also very experimental and challenging to watch. I didn't intentionally set my schedule this way but this morning ended up being pretty rough. I don't know how I stayed awake.
That said, I did find lots of artistic merit in this. I applaud the effort for sure, and probably consider watching this more valuable than Random Acts of Violence which was largely vapid, but it wasn't the easiest hour of movie-watching of the week.