A Key for the Kid
NoBudge A - Z | Best of "A" • 19-Mar-2020
A young mother finds a key that opens the door for her son’s escape. A kinetic experimental film made entirely from still photographs, Thea Lorentzen’s “A Key for the Kid,” is a small marvel in abstract ingenuity. The year is 2100 and the task is to find a blinking red key hidden in the forest. The urgency behind finding the key, what the key is, why she needs it, isn’t revealed in plain terms. But the mother with the red hair in the blue dress knows why she needs it and aims desperately to find it and keep it, despite challenges. Lorentzen’s film is an utterly unique piece of video art overflowing with vivid texture. -KA. Director: Thea Lorentzen. Cast: Jenny Murray, Luke Peterson, Patricia Luna, Øivind Lorentzen, Tom Kracauer, Jim Chapa, Sarah Winshall. Music + Sound Design: Alex Wand. Producer: Sarah Winshall.
Up Next in NoBudge A - Z | Best of "A"
A Few Activities
A father writes an online review for a pair of herb scissors. An actress gets bad news while filming a credit score commercial. A football team psychs themselves up for a game with a prayer. Directed by Abigail Horton, “A Few Activities” highlights a series of small, absurd moments in the lives o...
Ada is an unlikeable competitive walker who makes a dress out of toilet paper and has an unfortunate run-in with a hose. A lighthearted silent comedy following the unpredictable antics of a peculiar woman making her way through crowded New York City streets. Director, writer, editor, actor: Elean...
A film about a person's inability to cut an avocado. Directed by and starring River L. Ramirez, this experimental short finds strange humor in reality-bending absurdities and illogical deep-seated fears. A woman sits in a white room at a table in front of an avocado terrified at the prospect of c...