Monday, April 9, 2012
HERE: Cartology and biology drive Braden King's luscious, Armenia-set love story
Braden King) all over again -- just to hear HERE's gorgeous, poetic and brainy narration, spoken by Peter Coyote. It's lovely, luminous and seems to float there, above, just beyond one's complete understanding (unless maybe you happen to be a first-rate map-maker). That's what our hero, Will Shepard (played by Ben Foster), does for a living. And while we get a little information about his maps and how he makes them, it's really the other side of the equation -- the young woman Will meets and takes up with, Gadarine, who notes at one point that her name is Katerina (played by Lubna Azabal, from Incendies) -- of whom we learn the most.
Strand Releasing, with a running time of 126 minutes, opens this Friday, April 13, here in New York City at the IFC Center. One would hope that other cities and theaters will be forthcoming. But these days, who knows? A DVD and /or streaming, at least, should be in the cards.