By Kentucker Audley September 5th, 2013
File under a little unusual for NB. Might be the closest we've come to a horror film. It's a deathly dark story of unrequited love between two women, and it's terrifying. There's an astonishing visual flair at work, slow shutter speed rain dances, spectacular lightening storms, ghosts that look like ghosts. (cont'd from main page): It's basically a melodrama, but what makes it really pierce is the documentary realism at turns, as in when the lead (Meredith Jane McCarty) describes being a shy 8 year old and showing her butt to a German exchange student. Anyway, the whole thing freaked me out and maybe it'll freak you out too. Very interesting stuff.
Directors Note from Matt Latham: It Felt Good to Have This Pain was developed collaboratively between myself and the two lead actresses, Anais and Meredith. I was initially attracted to working with them because they have been close friends since childhood, and have an obvious strong rapport with each other. If I could truly capture that, then I knew I'd have something worth watching. We spent months working with each other, starting with images and themes that we were attracted to, and melding that with open-ended workshopping/rehearsal sessions. Eventually, a clear tone, aesthetic, and the key themes rose to the surface, and I wrote the script and directed the film toward that feeling that we came up with together. This is a film about small moments, grand moments, and the ultimate moment, felt together as one experience. Hopefully, there is some truth to be found in that. Latham has recently completed a new feature film You Are Your Body / You Are Not Your Body, Keep up via its Facebook page or contribute some finishing funds to their Kickstarter campaign.
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