The Latest • 5m 48s
A time capsule portrait of life during the Covid-19 quarantine. “Everything’s Cancelled,” a film by Pham and Mitch deQuilettes, is a personal, off-the-cuff documentary about a group of people holed up in their homes (often shot through exterior windows), getting by however they can. They spend their time with heavy doses of the usual — playing video games, watching TV, exercising. But also, as they’ve come to find out, some of the unusual as well — working on collaborative music projects, chasing each other around the house, stoned, etc. The feeling from several of the subjects is that the pandemic has given them an opportunity to spend more time with loved ones, and the upheaval has spurred some context or gravity (“we’re gonna tell our kids in twenty years that we learned how to bake this bread during the 2020 quarantine”). The project began as an excuse for the co-directors to check in with their friends (more in our interview here), and you can feel the comfortability in which each participant speaks. These aren’t the kind of answers that have been formulated by professionals as official statements, but rather casual remarks spoken between friends, and they form a valid counterpoint to the fear, negativity, and hopelessness of our time.
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