Lovers on the run are forced to take solace in each other when home is not an option. “Lola and Dallas” is a mini-tale of doomed love set in a dingy motel room filled with cigarette smoke and fantasies about a dangerous, glamorous life. Directed by Alessandra Mesa and Daniel Sorochkin, the film works as an atmospheric set-up dotted with self-aware cheekiness, hooking you into a tone, and then splitting before you know it. Lola is cooped up chain-smoking, lost in her own head, listening to the same record over and over (Sam Miller’s Solar System). Her companion, Dallas, after considering going to the police and ending it all, returns to her side, and “with groceries”. But, what are they running from? And where do they go from here? The important part is how it feels now, and they feel alive, or at least the kind of alive that movies have taught us to feel. “Love and gravity, they aren’t so different.” Mesa can also be seen alongside her twin sister, Anamari, in “Superior” directed by Erin Vassilopoulos, as well as the upcoming short, “Binge” by Kevin Rios.
Starring Alessandra Mesa and John DiMino. Directed by Alessandra Mesa and Daniel Sorochkin. Written by Alessandra Mesa.