The Latest • 30-Nov-2021
Anxiously convinced his flu-like symptoms could be something much worse, a luckless Brooklynite searches for medical care. Byron Leon directs “Sickly,” a tense ride through New York City that was unbelievably made before the Covid-19 pandemic. After coming down with a bad cough and a high fever, the man is convinced he needs to go to the hospital. His gamer roommate casually dissuades him of that (“have you been to a hospital?”), instead suggesting a walk-in clinic in the city. The sickly man takes his advice and heads off into the night, where he blazes a trail through irritated Uber drivers and nurse receptionists; express trains and insurance problems add to the chaos. Leon’s film plays like a thriller, shot on film, often using long lens’, and it’s a hugely prescient film that reflects with our current moment of health panic. -KA.
Director: Byron Leon. Producer: Alexandria Sherman. Starring: Michael San Juan. Director of Photography: Robert Bevis. Production Design: Katie Friedman. Editors: Jacob Gordon, Byron Leon.
Up Next in The Latest
Local racing legend Victor Elaine squares off against his greatest rival, a man whose opposing philosophy on life sets up a battle of outlooks. “Duality Derby,” directed by Mark Richard Miller and Dave Franzese, is a lighthearted rumination on the duality of man: one side focused on kindness and ...
Maggie So Low
Maggie invites friends, acquaintances and total strangers into her home for what they think is a party, but she has other plans in store. “Maggie So Low,” directed by Michael Borowiec and Sam Marine Borowiec, is an improvised comedy about toxic friendships and harebrained schemes. An old college ...
Are We Here Yet?
A couple discovers they don't know as much about each other as they thought while they move into a new apartment. Chidi Amadiume directs “Are We Here Yet?”, an astutely observed and performed relationship drama that explores a host of issues related to sexual identity. Ezra and Jonah lug boxes up...