Happy Thanksgiving (to those of you in the US)! In this special double parking lot special episode, Kyrsten and I have a laid-back non-spoiler review of Knives Out and then Tiny and I go into a spoiler review of the film! Then, to close out the episode, we have the remaining Red Carpet recordings from last month’s Heartland International Film Festival!
In a New York Minute (2019) Narrative Feature/Official Selection 102 Minutes/USA/2019 Drama/Romance Director: Ximan Li Premise: “In A New York Minute” follows three strangers connected by a single pregnancy test. Amy is haunted by a past breakup that has manifested into an eating disorder. Angel is caught between a loveless marriage to an American businessman and a passionate affair with […]
House of Hummingbird (2019) Narrative Feature/Grand Prize Winner 138 Minutes/South Korea/2019 Drama/International Director: Bora Kim Premise: A lonely 14-year-old, Eun-hee moves through life like a hummingbird searching for a taste of sweetness. Deprived of attention from her family, she spends her time finding meaning in the love and friendships of her peers. When Young-ji, a new teacher, arrives, she becomes […]
RIGHT CLICK IMAGE, SAVE LINK AS TO DOWNLOAD THE EPISODE… OV298 – HIFF2019: Part II – Award Winners – Press Junket Interviews: House of Champions, Man Camp, Syndrome K, Moonlight Sonata, Ernie & Joe, We Shall Not Die Now, Standing Up Falling Down, Samir, and Going Attractions Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Stitcher Direct Download Link http://traffic.libsyn.com/obsessiveviewer/OV298.mp3 In part 2 […]
RIGHT CLICK IMAGE, SAVE LINK AS TO DOWNLOAD THE EPISODE… OV297 – HIFF2019: Part I – Whelm – Filmmaker and Special Guest Interviews: Brendan Fraser, A New Christmas, Philophobia, Barefoot: The Mark Baumer Story, My Beautiful Stutter, Foster Boy, and More Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Stitcher Direct Download Link http://traffic.libsyn.com/obsessiveviewer/OV297.mp3 In part 1 of our coverage of the 28th Heartland […]
Go Back to China (2019) Narrative Feature/Official Selection 96 Minutes/2019/USA Comedy/Drama Director: Emily Ting Premise: When spoiled rich girl Sasha Li blows through most of her trust fund, she is cut off by her father and forced to go back to China and work for the family toy business.
International Falls Narrative Feature/Official Selection 96 Minutes/2019/USA Comedy/Drama Director: Amber McGinnis Premise: A woman stuck in a small, snowbound border town has dreams of doing comedy when she meets a washed up, burned out comedian with dreams of doing anything else.
Last Year at the Crossing (2018) Documentary Feature/Indiana Spotlight 75 Minutes/USA/2018 Education Director: Kathy Bruner Premise: An alternative high school in small-town Indiana is the last, best chance for four struggling teens to earn a diploma. Their dedicated school administrator holds out hope that this is the year they can overcome their obstacles. A heartbreaking and hopeful portrait of teens […]
Man Camp (2019) Narrative Feature/Official Selection 94 Minutes/USA/2019 Comedy/Drama Director: Nate James Bakke Premise: It’s Man Camp weekend, the few days every year when brothers Adam, Tim, and Kevin head to the family cabin to memorialize their dad. When they arrive to discover their mom with some new guy she apparently plans on marrying, the trip becomes a wild test […]
Whelm (2019) Narrative Feature/Indiana Spotlight 114 Minutes/USA/2019 Thriller/History Director: Skyler Lawson Premise: “Whelm” is a thriller set deep in the Great Depression where two estranged brothers get tangled in a rivalry between a legendary bank robber and an eccentric young criminal. Through a series of bizarre occurrences, they find they are part of a larger historic scheme.
Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of the Movie Palace (2019) Documentary Feature/Official Selection 85 Minutes/USA, Australia/2019 History Director: April Wright Premise: “Going Attractions” celebrates the splendor and grandeur of the great cinemas of the United States, built when movies were the acme of entertainment and the stories were larger than life, as were the venues designed to show them.
A Woman’s Work: The NFL’s Cheerleader Problem (2019) Documentary Feature/Official Selection 81 Minutes/USA/2019 Directed by Yu Gu Premise: Football and feminism collide in this documentary that follows former NFL cheerleaders battling the league to end wage theft and illegal employment practices that have persisted for 50 years.
Rewind (2019) Documentary Feature/Official Selection 87 Minutes/USA/2019 Drama/Social Justice Director: Sasha Joseph Neulinger Premise: Drawing upon an immense home video archive, Sasha Joseph Neulinger exposes the family secret which destroyed his world. The camera that followed his footsteps from the day he was born also captured the story of an unraveling childhood, a high-stakes court battle, and a generational reckoning.
Safe Spaces (2019) Narrative Feature/Official Selection 92 Minutes/USA/2019 Comedy/Drama Director: Daniel Schechter Premise: A comedy about a New York City professor (Justin Long) who spends a week reconnecting with his family while defending his reputation over controversial behavior at his college.
Greener Grass (2019) Narrative Feature/Finalist in Competition 95 Minutes/USA/2019 Comedy Directors: Jocelyn DeBoer & Dawn Luebbe Premise: A deliciously twisted comedy set in a demented, timeless suburbia where every adult wears braces on their straight teeth, couples coordinate meticulously pressed outfits, and coveted family members are swapper in more ways than one in this competition for acceptance.