The Latest • Drama, Short Films, 28-Jul-2022
At the end of a great date, Jack and Rachel bond over a shared interest in deconstructing traditional relationship structures. Bianca Poletti directs “Radical Honesty,” a sharply written and performed snapshot of would-be liberation and the fine lines surrounding it. The two free-thinking young people sitting in a L.A. diner booth find themselves connecting over a rejection of old societal norms. She finds it depressing that the kids at the pre-school she taught had an opinion on her unshaven legs. Meanwhile, he thinks that relationships shouldn’t be about controlling or possessing a partner. Thus, his revelation — he’s in an open relationship. Rachel is okay with it but when Jack calls his partner to discuss, Rachel sees a much different side to the arrangement. Written by and starring Allison Goldfarb (co-starring John Hein), the film is an incisive glimpse into the complex world of open relationships, here marred by hypocritical, narcissistic tendencies and botched implementation. -KA. Directed by Bianca Poletti. Written by Allison Goldfarb. DP: Corey C. Waters. Produced by Shayna Gianelli. Production Co: Epoch Films + Disco Pants Inc. Starring Allison Goldfarb, John Hein. Edit by Nina Sacharow at Cabin Edit. Color by Mikey Rossiter. Music Supervision: Abbey Hendrix. Wardrobe by Christina Flannery. Titles by Fifty One Eight Inc. BTS Photography: Laurel Withrow.
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