April 15th, 2005

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PBIFF Mini Review: "Finding Home"

From director and co-writer Lawrence David Foldes, "Finding Home" is a rare cinematic treat for the big screen these days.

"Finding Home" is a psychological detective story that unravels a universal truth about the mystery of life. Cinematographer Jeffrey Seckendorf should be honored by the Maine Tourist Board. The scenery is gorgeous and inviting, a touch of Heaven.

The ensemble of actors are terrific.
Lisa Brenner carries the weight of being the film's leading lady and provides an empathetic performance. With limited screen time, Louise Fletcher makes every second count in her performance as the grandmother. Fletcher is the rock on which the film is built upon.

In small supporting roles, look for the late Jason Miller (in his final role) and Justin Henry (the little Kramer from "Kramer vs. Kramer") as the nerdy apprentice, Prescott.

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PBIF: Friday Business

So many films, so little time!

"Novem" seems to have the most positive buzz at the festival thus far.
Producer/writer and director Brad Kimmel has created a serio documentary called "Novem" (Novem is the Greek word for the number 9). Nine college students go into the country and record music. After the last recording session, the 9 musicians die in an auto accident. Mr. Kimmel has created a soundtrack of some pretty decent sounding 1973 retro music.

"I Will Avenge You, Iago!" is an ensemble piece featuring modern day performers involved in either William Shakespeare or Giuseppe Verdi operas. This film is being aggressively promoted with press giveaways of ladies thongs, in honor of actress Kate Hodge's big scene.

"39 Pounds of Love" is a Dani Menkin film. Ami is one of Jerry's kids, he suffers from MD. Not expected to live beyond childhood, Ami celebrates
his 34 birthday and lives an inspiring life.

I also met Louise Fletcher today. I will have my interview posted later to coincide with the release of "Finding Home." This classy lady is receiving the Legend honor from the Palm Beach International Film Festival.