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New York's Underground film scene can be traced as far back as the Bohemian cabaret of the late nineteenth century with an especially strong emphasis on the avant-garde cinema of 1920s Paris and the counterculture explosion of the 1960s.... [more]

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12.02.09
FILM, Independent Film, Experimental Film, New York Underground, stella schnabel, ry russo-young, you won't miss me, New York, mumblecore, urban, love, mental health, angst
by Natalie
Ry Russo-Young's new film entitled "You Won't Miss Me," which she co-wrote with Stella Schnabel, is an experimental narrative about 23 year-old Shelley (played by a brilliant Schnabel), a New Yorker who has just been released from a mental institution. "You Won't Miss Me" is a refreshing take on the difficulty of love, and one of the most resonant movies I've seen recently. Fragmentation shapes Russo-Young's film, which moves in a non-chronological series of seemingly estranged moments which mirror the disorienting structure of Shelley's impressions of her experience. Shot on Flip video, HD, DV, Super 8 and Super 16, and in both colour and black and white, the aesthetic reflects the various moods and textures of a quotidien NYC, everywhere from

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