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The second movie I saw last night was The Reception. The film festival page is here.

I really enjoyed this one as well. It's kind of upsetting to me that this one was so empty in the theatre last night. Maybe everyone who wanted to see it is planning on going to tomorrow's showing. I hope so, 'cause it's a shame when a stinking pile of poo sells out a house 'cause there are a couple of recognizable stars and an honestly good movie gets ignored 'cause none of the actors are household names.

This one took place at a (mostly) single location: a winter-bound upstate NY cabin (with converted barn apartment in back and lots of woods and snow surrounding it. It contained (primarily) four characters (though there's about two or three other speaking parts and some extras, but the plot really follows these four): A french woman writer, her gay painter roommate, the woman's daughter and the daughter's new husband.

Each of the characters is harboring a secret which will come out throughout the week that the daughter is visiting. None of them will be the same. What's nice is that this movie is still a great film and was made for less than $5,000. They would only have to sell a total of 500 DVDs (at $20) to make their entire investment back!

I gave it a great.

Hopefully, we'll see more from this filmmaker (one of their earlier films, "Parallel Sons" was one of the first things I saw at the film festival years ago (1995 in fact...I can't believe it's been ten years since the first festival).

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