Seemingly another ode to the growing genre of ‘young’ people attempting to recapture their youth via drunken revelry, copious fornication and general disruptive behavior…newcomer Nick Frangione’s Roxie twists the genre on its head, switching out these ‘young’ people for folks on the cusp of senior citizen-hood. This proves to be all the difference needed…. Roxie, at its heart, is a tragedy about lives spent reliving the past, an unmasking of the harsh realities of time and aging, on the need for a real connection and how any false one inherently corrupts and leaves you bare. It’s a testament to zero-budget filmmaking (it was filmed locally in the Bay Area on a DSLR) and how even the smallest of films can possess the greatest of ambitions.
Short Film: Insomniacs
Two Londoners lose sleep but find each other.
Starring Vanessa Kirby, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Charlotte Hope, Imogen Stubbs.
A film by Charles Chintzer Lai.