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Movement and Location (2014)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 18 September 2015 (USA)
Kim has a secret, but she's not talking. In fact, she's not telling the truth half the time. All we know is that she doesn't seem to understand the customs and culture of the people of Earth in New York City.

Director:

Alexis Boling

Writers:

Bodine Boling (story), Bodine Boling | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bodine Boling ... Kim
Catherine Missal ... Rachel
Brendan Griffin ... Rob
David Andrew Macdonald David Andrew Macdonald ... Paul
Anna Margaret Hollyman ... Amber
Haile Owusu Haile Owusu ... Marcel
Casey Robinson Casey Robinson ... Dan
Johnny Dapolito Johnny Dapolito ... Detective Elliot
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patrick Barrett Patrick Barrett ... Flirty Hipster
Jacob Fashakin Jacob Fashakin ... Threatening Men
Rachel Gibbs Rachel Gibbs ... Dour Woman
Kim Griffin ... Woman Walking her Dog (as Kimberly Green)
Mark Junek ... Restaurant Waiter
Joseph King Joseph King ... Threatening Men
Kate MacCluggage ... Diner Waitress
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Storyline

Kim Getty is an immigrant from 400 years in the future, sent back to modern day Brooklyn to live out an easier life. She's built a new identity in this time that nearly satisfies: she has a full time job, shares an apartment with a roommate, and is falling in love. But when she finds two other people from the future--a 15-year-old girl and Kim's own long-lost husband--Kim must fight to keep the life she once had from destroying the life she built here. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Great script and brilliant performances from this science fiction-ish mystery...
21 July 2020 | by ulisses_phoenixSee all my reviews

This is another one of those science fiction films that's not really a sci-fi. There are no spaceships, lasers, flashy CGI or goofy sound effects. It's just a drama with a science fiction premise. The main character, Kim (played by Bodine Boling), is obviously not from around here -- she's curious about the culture she finds herself in and is constantly practicing phrases and mannerisms to try to fit in. And she continually lies about who she is and what she's doing. But the stunning truth is eventually revealed.

A cast of relatively unknown actors and some very well-written dialogue make this film one of the most surprisingly realistic gems I've seen from independent producers. The score is so unobtrusive it's nearly imperceptible, yet perfectly sets the mood in each scene. And it's intensity matches the intensity of the scenes. The cinematography and the sets are prosaic, forcing the viewer to focus on the characters and dialog. The soft lighting and desaturated color in most of the scenes along with the bare sets and close camera work make the scenes seem more real. The filmmakers occasionally used hand-held shots (which I normally don't like) in some of the scenes throughout the film, but it was subtle and purposeful.

I didn't detect a single bad performance throughout this film. A real surprise was the young actor playing the teenage character Rachel (played by Catherine Missal). It's not often that you see a young person who is able to effectively present the depth of a character as she did in this film. Also, Bodine Boling who played the main character and wrote the story/screenplay turned in a brilliant performance.

There was only one black character in this small cast, who played Kim's coworker, Marcel (played by Haile Owusu). I didn't detect any racially derisive content, as is normally the case with big-budget, studio-produced films, however, the character was often opposing or thwarting the protagonists. Even so, Marcel seemed like a likable guy and overall the film didn't appear to be racist in any way.

As the story progresses, more and more secrets are revealed as a good mystery should do, and in the end the audience learns the truth about where Kim and the others actually came from, although there aren't a lot of details provided about that place or the circumstances surrounding their departure.

Overall, it's a well-written, well-produced film with a compelling story and without racist content, so I'm giving it a rating of 8/10.

Advisory: very light violence in a couple of scenes with a little bit of blood.

Rating 8/10.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Movement + Location See more »

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Harmonium Films See more »
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