Heaven Knows What
First screened in September 2014
Directors: Josh and Benny Safdie. Cast: Arielle Holmes, Caleb Landry Jones, Buddy Duress. Screenplay: Josh Safdie and Ron Bronstein (based on the fictionalized memoir Mad Love in New York City by Arielle Holmes).

Twitter Capsule: Bombastic yet credible insiders' view of addicts' amour fou. Often amateurish, then suddenly assured. The music!

VOR:   The Safdies stand among the few filmmakers under the Cassavetes influence who commit to abrasive forms and personalities and who seem like genuine eccentrics. An ordeal worth sticking through.

Photo © 2014 Iconoclast Films/Elara Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

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