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In the aftermath of a helicopter crash, a young man tries to remember his mother's face. An autobiographical tale of love, rock'n'roll, and loss.

Director:

Ari Gold

Writer:

Ari Gold
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Cast overview:
Kevin Abrams Kevin Abrams ... Ari
Margie Stokley Margie Stokley ... Nina
David Creamer David Creamer ... Ethan
Garry Goodrow Garry Goodrow ... Speed Hippie
Michael Ahmed Michael Ahmed ... Newsstand Owner
Jovana Brown Jovana Brown ... Groupie
Melanie Cadam Melanie Cadam ... The Girl
Daniel Posner Daniel Posner ... Newscaster Voice
Matt Scott Matt Scott ... Newscaster Voice
Carol Dysinger Carol Dysinger ... Newscaster Voice
Steve Rassin Steve Rassin ... Newscaster Voice (as Rezinator)
Ben Freedman Ben Freedman ... Newscaster Voice
Kevin Kuhlke Kevin Kuhlke ... Uncle
Nina Gold Nina Gold ... Mom (voice)
Ari Gold ... Voice of Ari (Narration / Machines)
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In the aftermath of a helicopter crash, a young man tries to remember his mother's face. An autobiographical tale of love, rock'n'roll, and loss.

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Short | Animation | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 2001 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

Elikoptero See more »

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Color
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Forever Young
Written by Bob Dylan
Performed by Neil Young
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Personal and well put together but not as convincing and heartfelt as I hoped for
12 April 2007 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

An autobiographical film from Ari Gold that deals with the death of his mother in a helicopter crash when he was young. The film flashes between an animated recount of what happened, a real life replay of the day at Golden Gate park and phone messages between Ari and his dead mother. It is a very personal film that is interesting but somehow manages to have surprisingly little heart in it considering what it is.

The animation is good in how it is used but the majority of the film is live-action and it is here that it is unfortunately let down. In regards recreation I'm sure it is good but I didn't find myself drawn into it and involved as I wanted to be. The events such as the cockroach moment and the prayer mat issue lack resonance – I'm sure to Ari that these were painful reality but they don't work here, lacking the genuine emotion that they must have had to Gold first time round. This is not to say it doesn't work at all, because it does. There is an overall sense of loss and pain that I thought worked; it is helped by the good use of music to support this atmosphere.

The acting is mostly good but they all do come over like they are acting rather than genuinely feeling. It is a harsh criticism but throughout the film I could not shake off the longing that it was just that little bit more "real". Interesting enough and undoubtedly worthy for how personal it is, but it fell a bit short of the mark for what I wanted.


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