TODAY’S NEW RELEASE: ELEPHANT SIGHS
What a warm and deeply touching film. I must admit, I certainly did not expect this quiet, unassuming comedy to hold such treasure. It is not often in cinema that we really have an opportunity to peer into the souls of men. I hate to sound like a woman, but there are so many films that paint the emotions and delve into the feelings of women, in general. I find it such a rarity to have a deep and insightful view of the layers of male emotions, thoughts, and sentiment. “Elephant Sighs” delivers on this and then some. Heavy with intelligent dialogue and a stream of interesting (yet “everyday”) characters, this film is that of an onion; it begins with the outer layer and as the movie progresses, each layer peels back slowly to invite us into the depth of the souls of each of the leading men. With big players such as Ed Asner (winner of 7 Emmy Awards), John Carini (Broadway acclaimed actor), and Jack Kehler (Big Lebowski) you are up for quite the treat, to say the least, viewers. My favorite aspect in a movie, is realness and authenticity. Why is this the case, you may ask? Because nowadays so many movies are totally stylized. I enjoy the subtler film, the type of film that creates a space for engaging dialogue, warmth, and believable, true characters. This movies embodies all of that.
Director: Ed Simpson
Starring: Ed Asner, John Carini, Jack Kehler, Mark Fite