Sunday, September 18, 2016
Harlem Film Festival Capsules: DOGTOWN REDEMPTION,GOOD FUNK and FROM MASS TO MOUNTAIN
DOGTOWN REDEMPTION concerns three homeless people who earn money by bring in scrap, recyclables and garbage to the title business in Oakland California. Heartbreaking tale that is one of the best portraits of being homeless I've seen. There is a raw intensity to the film that knocks one's socks off and forces you to sit up and take notice much more than any other film I've seen.
GOOD FUNK- Very good little film about the intersecting lives of several people in Red Hook Brooklyn. I'm trying to sus-out what the interview segments are during the end credits other than filler to bring it up to feature length, Otherwise this is a touching little film
FROM MASS TO THE MOUNTAIN
Portrait of Father Wally, aka Padre Pablo, an American priest in Panama who is helping the locals redo their water supply system which has been compromised because of climate change, neglect, corruption. This is a good little documentary o a problem that we really don't think about.