Some friends of mine on the East coast have made an indie and will be screening it around in the next few weeks. It has done very well at film festivals around the world.
I haven't seen it yet, but the folks behind the project are kindred spirits on the importance of craft and excellence in cinema, so I look forward to seeing it soon.
Here are some of the review blurbs:
“Graceful, intelligent filmmaking… Strathairn is remarkable.”
--Warren Etheredge, The Warren Report, Seattle
“Compelling, engrossing, beautifully shot. Strathairn is marvelous.”
--Ron Henderson, Artistic Director, Denver Film Festival
--Michael Rabehl, Programming Director, Cinequest Film Festival
“Wiederspahn’s episodic character study might have been inspired by a lost short story by John Cheever…Several standouts in the effective ensemble…” [Film Pick of the Week]
--Mark Griffin, The Boston Globe
“Savory American indie fare…impressive…ambitiously ruminative.”
--Lisa Kennedy, The Denver Post
“The movie is hauntingly real in its portrayal of the human condition in all its depressed yet redeemable glory. David Strathairn pulls off another Oscar-worthy performance and the film’s ensemble stays with you long after the closing credits…this film is truly an eye-opener.”
--Yaniv Rokah, Moving Pictures Magazine.com
“The Sensation of Sight is brutally hypnotic.”
--Emmas Gluck, film critic, Diario Vasco (Spain)
“Completely different from what we see in current American movies…A modern Jim Jarmusch.”
--Carlos Fernandes, film critic, CINeol (Spain)
“Delightfully smart independent fare…carried thoughtfully forward with intellect, poetry, and pithy insight…You can walk away touched by feelings, motivated toward compassion, engaged to face fears…a tall order, but well within range of this film…The Sensation of Sight carries tremendous audience appeal.”
--W. Fred Crow, film critic, Cineblog, San Jose
“A very beautiful film…informed by a transcendent sensibility.”
--Aaron B. Smith, film critic, Spout.com
For more information on The Sensation of Sight, go here.