I have one last emphatic exhortation left in me at the end of this sluggish week at Reeler HQ, and I've been saving it for the best cause I know: As noted here a while ago, the 2006 IFP Gotham Awards nominations reflect a strenuous binge of starfucking not seen since around these parts since, well, last year. But tucked down the list where Hollywood won't find them are five nominees in a new category, Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You, and to the starfuckers' eternal credit, all five have been booked into MoMA for weekend screenings.
I would rank three of these titles -- In Between Days (above), Wristcutters: A Love Story and Choking Man -- among the best, most imaginative films I've seen this year. I haven't viewed Colma: The Musical and The Great Happiness Space, but based on the good taste of they who programmed the first three, I'll assume they're worth a look. At any rate, do your part and support these movies lest someone sell their respective tables at the awards show to Warner Bros. You won't regret it.
Posted at November 24, 2006 2:51 PM
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