Sunday, June 13, 2010
Martha Stephens' PASSENGER PIGEONS makes NY debut at BAMcinemaFEST
BAMcinemaFEST (where it makes its NYC debut tomorrow) or at SXSW (where it premiered this past March), PASSENGER PIGEONS deserves recognition -- and a viewing -- from cineasts who want a movie that's timely without a smack-you-in-the-puss agenda. This leisurely narrative film is written by, directed by and features (within a nicely chosen and talented acting ensemble) West Virginia native Martha Stephens, for whom TrustMovies would use the usual term "triple threat," except that Ms Stephens -- even while juggling all three roles -- is such a quiet presence that "threat" seems a particularly inappropriate term.
Greg Hudgins, is filled with nature and faces, and the soundtrack is good, too -- with ambient sounds surrounding our characters most of the time -- and only occasionally comes off too heavy, as when traffic drowns out some of the dialog between uncle and nephew. Passenger Pigeons shows once at BAMcinemaFEST later today, Sunday, June 13, at 5:45 pm. I don't believe it has US distribution as yet, but I hope it will see further screenings or perhaps streaming, a DVD release and/or showings on cable channels. For more information on this film or to purchase tickets, click here.