Comedy, Short Films, 01-Aug-2022
In a series of quietly absurd vignettes, a group of people move through their lives in anticipation of a punchline they can’t see. “Slow Vine," directed by Glenn Fellman, patiently explores the quotidian spaces and timelines turned askew by surreal touches. A man in a suit aggressively rides an exercise bike. While waiting for a haircut, a man notices his face plastered around the barber shop, each sporting a different sample haircut. A title card at the conclusion of each chapter frames the scene we just saw, i.e. “I can’t stop walking like I’m in a museum.” Clever, bizarre, even occasionally touching — see: a teacher printing out kind text messages from old students and hanging them on his wall — the film is a refreshingly slow-paced, minimalist take on sketch comedy. -KA. Director: Glenn Fellman. Writer: Ben Gauthier. Producer: Jack Forbes. DP: Brody Anderson. Music: Boy in the Water. Cast: Kausar Mohammed, Katie Marovitch, Lawrence Dai, Ellie McElvain, David Brown.