VAS-Y COUPE! (wp) plays again November 13
Observational documentary on a French vineyard focusing on the families that run a vineyard and those that work for it.
I’m going to take a pass on reviewing this film largely because I’ve seen at least one similar film every year since I started Unseen Films. Wile Vas-Coupe! Is in no way a bad film, it is a good and solid doc, it also is exactly like most of the other films except in a different location.
You mileage will depend upon how much you love these sort of films
LOS ULTIMOS FRIKIS
Portrait of the long running Cuban heavy metal group Zeus. While the thought of another heavy metal biography may not thrill you perhaps if I told you that the group lives in Cuba may pique your interest. Telling the story of the group in their own words we get the tale of a group of guys who loved rock and roll and never stopped paying the music they loved. Along the way they went from political prisoners to cultural heroes. It’s a long strange trip told by a bunch of charming guys who had them not been in Cuba might have been worldwide mega stars. To be honest as good as the film is, and as charming as the people occupying the film are, the film has one major problem, there simply isn’t enough music. Yes we get some music all the way through, but we only really get at the start and end. While what we hear is great rock and roll the lack of music kind of is head scratcher in that this is supposed to be about a band- and we should hear more of what one would think is the reason the film was made.
LOS ULTIMOS FRIKIS played its one DOC NYC screening last night