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Hellaware

Hellaware

Hellaware

In this wry satire of millennial art-chic posturing, a wannabe artist in Brooklyn (Keith Poulson) discovers a goofy horror-rap group online and, amused by their antics, travels to their rundown Delaware town to photograph them partying in their grungy basement. These images delight his shallow peers, who see the group's dopey image and destitute lifestyle as ironic, Diane Arbus-esque art. The New York gallery scene has been lampooned many times already, in films as disparate as Roger Corman's A Bucket of Blood (1959) and Lena Dunham's Tiny Furniture (2010), yet writer-director Michael M. Bilandic brings to this ultra-low-budget comedy (2013) a sharp observation of contemporary trends—the obsession with nostalgia, the aversion to enthusiasm. Sean Price Williams, the prodigiously talented cinematographer behind The Color Wheel (2011), shoots in intimate close-ups with beautifully soft lighting, perfectly complementing the vainglorious hipster milieu. With Sophia Takal and Kate Lyn Sheil.

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