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Two Plains & a Fancy

Directed by Whitney Horn, Lev Kalman
United States, 2018


Colorado, 1893: a trio of New York city slickers—a hippy-dippy mystic, a French geologist, and a foppish artist—wander the desert in search of the relaxing waters of the hot springs, along the way encountering from-the-future time travelers, kinky sex ghosts, spirit cats, and cowboys.

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Two Plains & a Fancy Directed by Whitney Horn, Lev Kalman
Conversation is the bread and butter of Horn and Kalman’s pleasure cruise as the trio wax lyrical regarding the varying satisfactions of their trip.
November 28, 2018
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It occupies a space between irritatingly and inventively eccentric. It’s a period piece, set in Colorado over three days in September 1893, just after the start of the Denver Depression, that never tries to conceal its overarching falseness. Though shot on location, it often feels like we’re on the backlot set of a low-grade TV Western.
July 02, 2018
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Forgoing sepia-tint past-tense pastiche in favor of Super 16mm richer than any filter, the film embodies a past that hardly seems stable. The tone is its most anachronistic element—the sense of humor is an alchemy of laid-back hipster-hangout banter and what Kalman describes as the “aggressive absurdism” of the David Wain school of meta-comedy.
June 27, 2018
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