Posted by lemonjelly on:
Anyone taking a stroll around State Street may have run into an odd group of people. Astronauts!
They're so vivid...what does it mean? It turns out these cosmonauts are promoting the Angels and Airwaves Presents 'Love.' Being one who has encountered oddities and non-sequitors often, my response ranges from nonchalance, to happy giddiness when I see this kind of creative engagement. Then I grab my camera.
The film is one of those reverse engineer types, where American rock band Angels and Airwaves collaborated with filmmaker William Eubank to create a visual translation of their music. Self-indulgent? I'm not so concerned about that. I have "oh, shiny!" moments around science fiction, electronica music and human connection through cerebral or abstract experiences (if you've ever been to Burning Man, you can relate). Watching the trailer instantly reminded me of other recent sci-fi dramas with strong electronica soundtracks: Moon, or Sunshine.
Love is the story of an astronaut, Lee Miller, stranded alone on a space station in orbit. As his life support and sanity slowly dwindles, he makes a strange discovery on his ship.
I haven't seen this one, but it definitely caught my eye.
The film plays four times during the SBIFF, two of which have already passed.
Remaining showtimes at Metro 4:
Friday, 4 Feb. 1:40 PM
Saturday, 5 Feb. 8:05 AM