One of the benefits of being a member of the press is getting advance copies of films that will play at SFF. Jealous? You should be.
The first film I popped into my DVD player last night was The Unspeakable Act. Now, I’m not a film critic, so I won’t give you my opinion (because it doesn’t matter), but I will share a very brief synopsis:
Boy loves girl. Girl loves boy a little more than she should, as boy and girl are brother and sister. Does that make you uncomfortable? Well, it should. And writer/director Dan Sallitt makes sure it does as he follows Jackie (played by Tallie Medel, who does a great job in the lead role) through her inner and outer struggle with loving her brother Michael (Sky Hirschkron) in a more than sisterly way. Before you start to think it’s *that* kind of movie, let me reassure you that Michael does not feel the same way. So get your mind out of the gutter.
You can check out the trailer here:
The Sarasota Film Festival will host the world premiere of The Unspeakable Act and you can see it for yourself during one of two screenings: 8:15pm on April 19 and 9:30pm on April 21. Even better, director Dan Sallitt and actress Tallie Medel (and possibly actor Sky Hirschkron) will be attending SFF. Don’t be surprised if we snag an interview with them.
The next movie I’ll be checking out (before the rest of you) is Richard’s Wedding, another world premiere showing at SFF. Stay tuned to hear more about the nuptials…