Best Narrative Feature
"An intriguing, offbeat surprise"
"Original and intelligent... resonant"
Recommended "Dear heavens, there's such microbudget goodness in Movement and Location"
"There's very little about Movement and Location that feels familiar or predictable. Systematically yet subtly, [Bodine and Alex Boling] and their strong cast take this certifiably oddball film in some thoughtfully intriguing places"
½ "A Rod Serling-esque sci-fi adventure of the mind, devoid of special effects but convincing us of its dimension-breaking elements through the use of dialogue, performance and music"
Kim Getty (Bodine Boling, who also wrote the screenplay) is an immigrant from 400 years in the future, sent back in time to live out an easier life. It is a one-way trip of difficult isolation, but in the three years since she landed, Kim has built a life that feels almost satisfying. She has a full time job, shares an apartment in Brooklyn with a roommate, and is falling in love.But when she stumbles on a teenage girl who is also from the future, Kim's carefully crafted new identity is tested. After the girl leads Kim to her long-lost husband, now 20 years older than her and maladjusted to this time, Kim's sense of selfhood begins to unravel, and she must choose between two entirely different lives. Kim must fight to keep the life she once had from destroying the life she built here. Once her secrets are exposed, the real decision is what she is willing to do to survive.
Movement and Location is a visionary film that addresses the lives we make for ourselves, and how far we'll go to maintain them. "Imagine that in a few hundred years, time travel does exist, but it's a corporatized, one-way trip backwards. You go alone, and are not able to find out when exactly or even where you will land. Why would anyone go? What would the future have to be like that this is an option people pay to take? And how would they survive once they got here?" Bodine Boling.
Directed by Alexis Boling, 2014, U.S.A., 96 mins.
- Fri., Dec. 4 at 7 & 9 pm
- Sat., Dec. 5 at 5, 7 & 9 pm
- Sun., Dec. 6 at 1, 3, 5 & 7 pm
- Mon.Thurs., Dec. 710 at 7 & 9 pm
$10 general admission
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