Wednesday, November 19, 2008
NW Film Festival
On Friday I attended Shorts II. Although it started off promising with Smile, it was overall a disappointment with videos that made little sense, and did not present any idea with enough power or conviction to move the audience. That is, aside from Little Pleasures, which was powerful, even if it was disturbing. It showcased a girl who force fed herself gum until she was gagging and eventually vomiting. Although it was mentally and physically unsettling, it's critique of destructive behavior, such as drug use, was very powerful.