Coming to VOD today, Friday, January 15: ASPIE SEEKS LOVE
Julie Sokolow’s look at an outsider’s attempts to find a match debuted at Cinequest last year. Other screenings have included New Orleans, Florida, Fargo, Kansas City, and Northside. The doc now comes to iTunes.
For decades, David has attempted to combat his loneliness by posting quirky personal ads seeking “Dating and/or Friendship” on telephone poles around Pittsburgh, flyers that incorporate pop culture references, staged photos of himself, and other techniques he thinks might catch the eye of the woman of his dreams. As signaled by the title of Sokolow’s affectionate portrait, David has Asperger’s, but he was only diagnosed within the last decade or so. Seeking to make sense of love and dating, the awkwardly charming writer allows the camera to follow him as he seeks out a partner. The result is a sensitive, but often humorous, portrait of modern dating through his unique perspective, one that also sheds light on the challenges of love and loneliness for us all.