All Films • 18-Oct-2019
Travis scratches off lottery tickets everyday out of routine, never thinking about how scary it'd be to actually win. “Scratch Offs,” directed by Andrew Lewis, is an intriguing piece of slow cinema, notable for its deadpan depiction of a young man who appears to have just won a million dollars and feels nothing. We begin on a four minute stationary shot of Travis sitting near a window in front of a tiny TV scratching off a lottery ticket. When he discovers he’s a big winner, he has no reaction, at least not until his friend comes over, a fellow Walmart Security Guard, who “drops some truth” about what actually happens to lottery winners. We featured Lewis earlier this year with “Going to the Store,” another wild card experimental film about the gas station lifestyles of small-time midwesterners. Directed by Andrew Lewis. Written by and starring Andrew Lewis and Travis Reynolds.
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