OPEN FIVE 2 (2012)
Availability: Free Streaming YouTube. Runtime: 65 minutes. Format: HD Digital.
The last in a series of mini-features directed by Kentucker Audley revolving around a small circle of friends in Memphis, Tennessee. Lacking a central narrative, the film is an improvised relationship drama that mirrors the real-life development of the actors' lives made over the course of 3 years.
Praise for the film:
- "A provocatively personal film that collapses the distance between fiction & documentary and is packed with memorable moments, it's Audley's best film yet." Chris Herrington, Memphis Flyer
- "The fact that [it] was made for the web is intriguing, but just for the quality of its winter light and the restraint of the direction, it would be worth a theater release." Nicholas Elliott, Cahiers du Cinéma
- "Audley's most handsomely photographed and fully realized movie." John Beifuss, Memphis Commercial Appeal
- "There is a visible evolution of the content and style in this film as it moves through Audley's roots in the post-collegiate wanderings of mumblecore towards a new deftness in depicting details of intimacy and drama. In his fourth film, Audley reveals himself to be an American director with Rivette's interests in improvisation and experimentation and Cassavetes' interest in using his own relationships to plunge the depths of raw emotion." Miriam Bale, La Di Da Film Festival
Produced, Edited and directed by Kentucker Audley. Cinematography Rob Leitzell. Camera Ray Tintori. Sound Travis Hale. Starring Kentucker Audley, Caroline White, Jake Rabinbach and Z Behl Featuring Shannon Esper, Sophia Takal, Justin Cox, Sophia Holman, Morgan Jon Fox and Declan Deely.
Release Date: 12/13/2012.