Aaron Katz was born in Portland, OR and studied film at the North Carolina School of the Arts. After graduating, he and two friends drove a ’63 Chevy Nova to Portland to make his first feature, Dance Party, USA. His second feature, Quiet City, premiered at SXSW 2007 and was nominated for the John Cassavetes Award at the Independent Spirit Awards. Currently Aaron lives in Pittsburgh. –SXSW
Perhaps miscast in its association with the Mumblecore movement, the film may be more appropriately labeled as Contemporary Contempletive Cinema. Highly naturalistic in its characterizations and nearly real-time narrative progress, the film effectively invites the viewer into the delicate sphere inhabited by the principal characters (not unlike Bradley Rust Gray's Exploding Girl). Erin Fisher owned me for the duration of the toy crane scene...
A different kind of romance movie, Katz does a nice job of making you feel like you are eavesdropping on the love interests conversations. my only problem is with the dialogue, way to much use of the word "like" its almost used in every sentence every second word. Katz has a nice eye for direction, good job.
An ethereal and boy-meets-girl romance--with a more subtle treatment of "romance." Think of a more realistic and restrained version of *Before Sunrise*. The word sublime comes to mind. Thanks to the those that recommend Aaron Katz!
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