Heaven Knows What
First screened in September 2014
Directors: Josh and Benny Safdie. Cast: Arielle Holmes, Caleb Landry Jones, Buddy Duress. Screenplay: Josh Safdie and Ron Bronstein (based on the fictionalized memoir Mad Love in New York City by Arielle Holmes). Twitter Capsule:
Bombastic yet credible insiders' view of addicts' amour fou. Often amateurish, then suddenly assured. The music!
The Safdies stand among the few filmmakers under the Cassavetes influence who commit to abrasive forms and personalities and who seem like genuine eccentrics. An ordeal worth sticking through.