One of the advantages of living in a major metropolitan area is the availability of smaller art-house theaters where you can catch movies that don't make it to the multiplexes. It's debatable if they're worth putting up with the pollution and traffic, but I digress.
Often astounding is the star power that these indie pics can wield. How can a movie have names like these two as well as Bill Murray and Lucas Black and yet we never hear about it? It's rarely due to the quality of the film and usually due to money, politics and perceived trends in "the market" as to whether or not these films see the light of day.
These things are not news, I'm sure, but I'm reminded of them when I hear of movies such as "Get Low," which are just so charming on their surface as to make you shake your head and make a "tisk-tisk" noise with your mouth over the unfairness of it all.
"Get Low" about a hermit (Duvall) who comes out of hiding to throw himself a funeral, took over four years to get made according to Duvall. The director, Aaron Schneider, won an Oscar in 2004 for his short film "Two Soldiers" based on a Faulkner short story. This is his feature debut.
Also included is the film's trailer and a clip with Bill Murray and Lucas Black below for you guys to check out and round out your take of the film. If you doesn't make it to your local art-house, I'm sure it'll be a nice Netflix selection. I hear the mule is phenomenal.
Get Low - Trailer
"Money Makes People Do Funny Things"
"Get Low" is now playing in limited release.
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