Coming to VOD today, Tuesday, February 6:
21 X NEW YORK
Docs Against Gravity, DocPoint, Docs Barcelona, Durban
Stray thoughts from a diverse group of NYC subway riders.
Stasik’s portrait trails over the faces of various subway passengers, focusing on 21. Their thoughts on sex, relationship, dreams, and hopes serve as the soundtrack for their underground ride, and, to some extent their continuing journeys above ground. What emerges is a meditation on the universality of loneliness and the need for human connection. At the same time, the random, meandering aspect of the premise would seem to have better suited a shorter length; its feature treatment here does not feel cumulative but instead often disjunctive, without coming to any particularly revelatory moment.