Sunday, April 23, 2017

Tribeca 2017 Shorts: Viewfinders Part 1

I saw the Viewfinders shorts collection. Here is a the first of two posts of reviews

Portrait of painter Hilda O'Connell is a charming confection. Mixing reality with staged memory the film beautifully gives us insight to Hilda and her life.

A wonderful little film.

The Spring
Portrait  of the women who are and were mermaids at Weeki Wachee Springs in Florida.

A moving look at the sisterhood beautifully explains what the mermaid shows are and how they ended up creating a small groups of women who have become more than friends and coworkers. Listening to the women describe what the Spring and their new family  means to them had me wiping away tears.

A marvelous film that is one of the best of all of Tribeca.

The Godfather of Fitness
Portrait Jack Lalanne is a neat little film.

This is a wonderful celebration of Lalanne and the healthy culture that he created. Filled with talking heads that include his family plus Clint Eastwood, Lou Ferrigno and almost every modern work out guru this film tells you everything you need to know about the the man, his records and his life's work.

When it was done I wanted to run around the block.

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