March 7th, 2011 by Glendyn
I saw this a week or so ago and it’s really stayed with me. The film feels like you have tapped into someones ‘memories’ or you have tapped into the way we remember memories. It’s not a collection of momentous, epic events, but rather a sequence of regular moments that when cut together create a real sense of the time these kids spent together, just hanging out, ‘spanning time’ (insert link to Photo Booth Scene from Buffalo 66, which sadly doesn’t seem to be on the YouTubes). Sure these kids are good looking hipsters and there are skateboards, but I’m sure if any kid with a bunch of friends shot and cut enough footage and synched a moving track underneath you could get something similar. I guess thats whats cool about the film, it’s not what they are doing, it’s the fact someone did it! Very cool.
If I find out that this is actually ‘branded content’ for a Nokia camera phone, Sony HD thingy or a pair of shoes, I’ll be super disappointed!