On Valentine's Day, 1993, Caveh Zahedi decided to ingest 5 grams (a very large dose) of hallucinogenic mushrooms. For the first time in his mushroom-taking history, he had an experience of ... See full summary »
A married Seattle couple struggle in their relationship as they approach the millennium, each looking for new directions in their life. He dreams of shedding all material worth and going on... See full summary »
With longtime collaborators Greg Watkins (A Little Stiff) and Thomas Logoreci, the charismatic, experimental filmmaker Caveh Zahedi approaches legendary songwriter Will Oldham (Palace ... See full summary »
An unforgettable journey into the darkness and mystery of Hollywood's most famous unsolved murder case. When the beautiful Lisa Small gets the chance to play the tragic victim of the crime,... See full summary »
After Richard finds out that his best and only friend, a dwarf hamster named Etienne, has terminal cancer, he decides to take his pocket pet on a bicycle road trip to show him the world before he has to put him to sleep.
Megan Taylor Harvey,
This film has nothing to do with Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story. Rather this movie is about the World War II naval base called Treasure Island that was located in San Francisco Bay.... See full summary »
I saw this film in my documentary cinema class about two weeks ago. It strikes me as incredibly idiosyncratic, funny, touching at times, and somewhat of a cinematic journal. What do I make of this film? That is, what sort of frame of mind do I leave the theater with? I don't know. I like Zahedi's commentary, the sort of bookends that begin and end the film-these are hilarious in how candid and improvised they are, not to mention very telling of the film's protagonist. But the sincere and improvised qualities of these portions of the film seem to be undermined by the Las Vegas hotel room sequence. Suffice it to say, the film seems driven by Zahedi's proposition and what he asks of his father and half-brother. Without giving away too much, I wonder if the filmmaker had this in mind all the while, if the film isn't meant to be a diary. Regardless, I ultimately think that this is a wonderful film about family and familial...experimentation. And the road sequences are some of the best and funniest I've ever seen. Highly recommended.
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