2 items from 2011
For ambiguous reasons a man doesn’t take to the sea, but exiles himself besides the sea. Josh Lucas plays an unnamed man, credited as “Young Mariner” in A Year in Mooring (or should we say mourning) – the latest from Chris Eyre (Smoke Signals). Sparse is the dialogue and exposition as the Young Mariner we gather is young father of certain means. He’s dressed well, he’s able to purchase a boat that is a lousy investment and he holds no job at the opening of the film. We know very little and the film restrains itself from that big expected moment of exposition where all of the details are told to us. The exposition comes in the form of brief flashbacks of an uncertain time and incident, and perhaps is a bit too understated for the rhythms it builds.
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- John Fink
You'll hear me introduce this interview by calling the film "A Year in Mourning." I knew the film was actually "A Year in Mooring," it was just a brain fart on my part, but at least Lucas took my boo-boo in stride. In fact, he said, the confusion is sort of the point, since the film is about a boat in mooring and a man in mourning. The film, directed by "Smoke Signals"' Chris Eyre, is a nearly wordless piece about an unnamed man who buys a boat as a way to "figure out" his life. I talked with Lucas about the challenges of trying to make a film that's supposed to be set over the course of an entire year on a shoestring budget and a very short shooting schedule, and on his surprisingly transformative experiences at sea.
- Matt Singer
2 items from 2011
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