ONLY THE YOUNG & ELKO (OAKUFF 2012)
Saturday September 29th, 5:30pm
VITUS/Geoffrey's 410 14th St. (14th & Broadway)
ONLY THE YOUNG (68 mins)
Directed by Jason Tippet, Elizabeth Mim
For three teens in the depressed suburb of Santa Clarita, California, the world is not so much a foreclosedwasteland of dry pools and shuttered businesses, butapost-apocalyptic playground where they can escape from the ruins ofbroken homes and explore different paths to maturity, independenceand romance. Directors Tippetand Mims draw a chaste love triangle with cinematictenderness, finding unexpected beauty in arcs of awkwardness,irreverence, rebellion, angst, joy andnascent wisdom.
ELKO (14 mins)
Directed by Alexander Yan
An internet-obsessed boy in rural Nevada takes advantage of a stranger's online request that somebody murder her. "I am 23 and want to die. I can travel anywhere." After posting this request on an internet message board, a depressed young woman finds her prospective mercy killer in the form of an enigmatic teenage boy from Elko, Nevada. Chronicling the bizarre rituals that lead to the ultimate homicide, Elko presents a voyeuristic glimpse into the emotional disconnect and casual cruelty of the internet generation.
VITUS/Geoffrey's 410 14th St. (14th & Broadway) (View)
14th & Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612
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