Jess, age 18, and Moss, age 12, are cousins in the dark fire tobacco fields of rural Western Kentucky. Without immediate families or friends their own age, they venture on a journey confronting their deepest secrets.
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Fantastic in my opinion. It's a dreamy, nostalgic and kind of random experience, beautifully pulled off. It conveys the feeling of distant memories, fading away in places... Interesting and unusual setting, excellent acting.
Captures the summer so damn well! Which I haven't seen explored since George Washington. The experimentation with audio and visual is exciting and you can't beat the scenery. It places you right in the middle of adolescent turmoil and wonderment while hitting almost every note right.
Solid Kentucky shot American indie that at first feels like a hybrid of Terrence Malick and early Harmony Korine until it finds its own voice in the later going. Gorgeous cinematography and two interesting performances from the young actors in the title roles. Atmospheric tale of hot summer days, impending maturity and decay. Worth a watch.
A beautifully, grainy, saturated experimental narrative on farewelling childhood innocence. Totally refreshing and risky in it's approach the film follows two childhood friends filling in the endless hours and days of summer on a run-down farm. The farm becomes a metaphor for their earlier childhood and they themselves become ghosts clinging to their past. 4 stars
As far as narrative works go this has some of the most impressive 16mm grainy images I've ever seen; but they are often fleeting. There are landscapes reminiscent of Rivers' lakes in A Spell to Ward off the Darkness. Minimal but interesting story.