Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Shoulder (2018) Queens World Film Festival 2018

The Shoulder Trailer from Rebekah Nelson on Vimeo.
A man tries to help his drug addicted brother by taking him across country to get him off the drugs.

Killer film is a spot on portrait of what many people go through when they have to deal with a loved one in the thrall of drugs. A heart breaking story it clearly shows that often no good deed goes unpunished. Alternately heartbreaking and heartbreakingly funny this film will make you feel for our hero. It is a small portrait of a moment in time that kind of makes you wonder why we bother to help the people in need, while at the same time makes you understand why we bother to try.

While definitely worth your time I think it’s best to keep in mind that this is a moment in time and that there is no definite resolution. I was a little thrown because I expected closure and there isn’t any. Ultimately this could be spun out to a feature film- which I would gladly see if its as well done as this small gem.

THE SHOULDER is included in a block of films "Kicking It" premiering on Friday, March 16th at 7:45pm at the Museum of Moving Image. For tickets and more information go here.

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