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Friday, June 3, 2011

LRFF To-See: "Jess + Moss"

Posted By on Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 2:22 PM

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"JESS + MOSS"
dir. Clay Jeter. 82 min.
Trailer

"Alamar," a Spanish film firmly rooted in what's alternately been called Slow Cinema and neo-minimalism, was one of the highlights of last year's festival. This year, "Jess + Moss," another atmospheric meditation on youth and its surroundings, is poised to stand out in the same light. Set on a Kentucky tobacco farm, the movie moves at a kudzu's pace, exploring the depth of memory and the nature of family through two second cousins who spend a summer removed from the adults in their family. Judging from clips, the cinematography alone seems to warrant a viewing. Captured with more than 30 random 16mm film stocks, the slow, varied photography compliments the film's Southern mood. (Think "George Washington," the debut from Arkansas native David Gordon Green.) Those looking for a slice of adventurous, poetic filmmaking, make time for this one. Director Clay Jeter will be on hand for the weekend screenings.

5:50 p.m., Sat., Riverdale
11:45 a.m. Sun. Riverdale

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