The Weekly FIND: Bless Me, Ultima & Alex Karpovsky Double Feature
What’s new & interesting in theaters and on DVD this week:
In theaters (limited release): Bless Me, Ultima
Based on the controversial novel by acclaimed author Rudolfo Anaya, Bless Me, Ultima is a turbulent coming-of-age story about Antonio Marez (Luke Ganalon), a young boy growing up in New Mexico during World War II. When a mysterious curandera named Ultima (Miriam Colon) comes to live with his family, she teaches him about the power of the spiritual world. Through a series of mysterious and at times terrifying events Antonio must grapple with questions about his own destiny, the relationship between good vs. evil and ultimately how to reconcile Ultima’s powers with those of the God of his church. Produced by FIND Fellow Sarah DiLeo (Producing Lab, 2006).
Online/on demand: Red Flag
It’s a double feature of Alex Karpovsky-written/directed/starring films being released this week, starting with the dark comedy Red Flag. The star of HBO’s Girls reveals his sterling comic chops playing an indie filmmaker named… Alex Karpovsky who, when unexpectedly dumped by his girlfriend, takes to the road for a misbegotten mini-tour of film screenings and overly ardent groupies. World premiered at the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival.
Online/on demand: Rubberneck
The second Alex Karpovsky feature this weekend features Karpovsky as Paul, a Boston research scientist who continues to lust after his beautiful coworker months after their weekend fling. But once she starts dating another scientist at their lab, his infatuation quickly turns into obsession — and he finds himself unable to control his desires. A slow-burn character study-turned-psychosexual thriller, Rubberneck is a chillingly believable story of workplace romance gone wrong. World premiered at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival.
On DVD/online: Bunches of Spirit Awards Nominees!
Voting for this year’s Film Independent Spirit Awards may be closed, but that’s no reason not to check out all the Spirit Awards nominees available on video if you haven’t already — this handy post from last week listing all the nominated films available on DVD or online should help: Spirit Awards DVD Extravaganza.
And of course, don’t forget to tune in to the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards on IFC this Saturday, February 23 at 10:00 pm ET/PT!
February 22nd, 2013 • No Comments