VERTICAL POOL PRODUCTIONS
"FLAMINGOS is thoroughly remarkable in the way it packs dense, engaging
layers of honest emotional and spiritual musings in an extremely constricting
framework. Yet, through a well designed cinematography, Alli never lets the
film feel confined or limited." -- Mike Everleth, Underground Film Journal
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FRIDAY OCTOBER 24th, 2014. 8pm.
A.T.A. , 992 Valencia Street, S.F. 94110
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BEATRICE (Madeline H.D. Brown) and LESTER (Robert Hamm)
FLAMINGOS (2012; 90 min. USA) Twin sisters Beatrice and Zoe are in love with Ray, a hypnotist-bank robber obsessed by apocalyptic visions. Though Beatrice and Ray are married, Ray absconds with free spirit Zoe after a bank heist to the Flamingo motel to plot their future together. Meanwhile, Beatrice files for divorce as two entities from a dream-like Bardo realm observe and influence them from afar in this heady cocktail chaser of amour fou, crime, and metaphysical mayhem.
Joe Estlack and Madeline H.D. Brown as star-crossed lovers on the lam
who plot escape from the end of the world as they know it.
MADELINE H.D. BROWN as "Beatrice" & "Zoe"
and JOE ESTLACK as "Ray"
"Special praise is in order for Madeline H.D. Brown’s remarkable double
performance as the chilly Beatrice and earthy Zoe, Joe Estlack’s work as
the extremely off-kilter bank robber, and Alaska Yamada’s uncommon
energy as a Bardo denizen whose eerie presence is both disturbing
and liberating. Alli, in addition to direction and screenplay, also
handled camera, lighting and sound recording duties, which
reconfirms his versatility as one of the most original film
artists of our time." 4 stars. - Phil Hall' at filmtheat.com
ROBERT HAMM as Lester Beringer, divorce attorney
ILYA PARIZHSKY as the masculine entity in the bardo
ALASKA YAMADA as the feminine entity in the bardo
When asked what my film 'FLAMINGOS' is about I say it's all about love --
how we rush towards it, flee far away from it and how sometimes, when we
stop rushing and fleeing, we find it within ourselves. And for those who
cannot stop rushing or fleeing, love swoons and crashes through
torrents of terrible longing. - Antero Alli, director
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MEDIA STORIES AND REVIEWS
what the Press says about 'Flamingos'
FLAMINGOS: THE DVD
from the director
FLAMINGOS: THE SOUNDTRACK CD
from the composer
FLAMINGOS on IMDb
CONTACT THE FILMMAKER
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"I Put Spell on You" sung by Sylvi Alli
(from FLAMINGOS' soundtrack)
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