The things I love about indie films are often the subjects. I’m introduced to things that I thought I wouldn’t be interested in and suddenly a world is revealed that changes my point of view, increases my understanding or is just a pleasure to see.
On the level of sheer pleasure are Our Last Tango at Cinecenta, and Devil’s Horn at The Vic which make return visits after much buzz at the Victoria Film Festival. Our Last Tango is from the female point of view of Argentina’s most famous Tango pair, marvelous on the dance floor but a mess off, the couple whirled their way around the world and the story and dancing reenactments are exciting to view. The Devil’s Horn takes a very cool look at the history of saxophones, which to my surprise is quite fascinating.
An upcoming World Premiere is local filmmaker Mark Bradley’s Bugs on the Menu. Yes, it is about eating bugs as the latest trend and you’ll spot several local restaurants going buggy. Finally, speaking of food, FEAST Festival is making a return with outdoor screenings of food films and pairings that will occur at de Vine (now making fabulous spirits) and Phillips Brewery.