Here’s our long lost CityonFilm “pilot” about a 116 year old teenager, screened at ChurchBK in late 2012:TEEN GRANDPA <3<3<3
Episode 1: “Boning” - Teen Grandpa ignites a drug epidemic when students begin using his bone medicine to “get hard.”
Staring Gabel D’Amico, Tom Berlangero, Ali Genoa, Brianna Lee, Mike Luciano, Andrea Estella, Kat Toledo, Yoni Lotan, Dan Devine, Will Kunkel. // Written by Gabel D’Amico, Tom Berlangero, Mike Luciano // Directed & edited by Mike Luciano
Can’t believe it’s taken me this long to see LA HAINE. Love the long steadicam takes of them walking & talking around their neighborhood, reminds me of that incredible Justice video that I’m sure was inspired in no small part by this film. Vincent Cassel is incredible as always and its cool seeing him so young & aggressive here. Some of the shots in this I have no idea how they got. The ending is shocking in the best way. A true work of art and if it were in English it’d be on everyone’s list of favorite movies (I wish it had a better American trailer to help with some of that convincing). Also, it reminds you what was cool about turn tables before Sugar Ray & the late 90’s got their hands on them.
The 2nd episode of Louie this season, “Model,” was one of my favorite of the series - perfectly towed the line between reality, dream & nightmare, as all his best episodes do.
This scene in particular, when the nameless laughing girl is introduced out of focus & far away for the entire exchange, was further proof Louie CK is not only a comedic genius, but as exciting a director as any today.