Official Selection: Chicago Underground Film Festival
What I Love About Concrete is a unique re-imagining of the high-school coming of age movie.
When eleventh-grader Molly Whuppie wakes up in a strange bed in a mess of feathers she realises something unusual has happened. Exactly how strange events are becomes clear as the narrative take turns both surprising and surreal, transforming Molly’s school life and the film’s suburban Memphis locale into what the directors’ describe as a homespun high school fairy tale comedy. There are a lot of ideas at play in What I Love About Concrete, and the directors create and explore Molly’s world with a true appreciation for the uniqueness of the fairytale imagination.
What I Love About Concrete combines the youth movie with a genuinely unique and outsider perspective. Made over four-years on a micro-budget, this film is an example of classic DIY movie making at its most imaginative, the film is a clear labour of love that plays with genre and narrative, and is, finally, a joyous affirmation.
“In the end, What I Love About Concrete is a quirky, lovable and often beautiful film and an impressive achievement for everyone involved.” – The Oberlin Review
Fri 3rd, 6:15pm - Luna Leederville (Limited tickets)
Sun 5th, 12noon - Luna Leederville (Limited tickets)
Tues 7th, 6:30pm - Luna Leederville (Limited tickets)
Sat 11th, 8:45pm - Luna SX