Fri. 6/17, 7:00p @ Victoria, BUMB17V
Jennifer (Heidi M. Sallows) and
Alexa (Cat Smits) in Bumblefuck, USA
The biggest knock against the film is that I found the faux-documentary footage far more compelling than the main narrative. Although Alexa is apparently motivated by Matt’s suicide, we learn nothing of the connection they had. Indeed, we see very little beyond Alexa’s outer shell throughout the film. Given Jennifer’s understandable wariness about opening up to someone who’s just passing through, the connection between her and Alexa barely gets off the ground: they’re essentially summer hang-out buddies who have danced around the possibility of much more. There are some sweet moments, and the documentary footage is great, but on the whole I’d have to say Not recommended.
Keywords: Frameline35, LGBT Film