Braden King’s HERE, a movie I’ve loved since I read it at the Sundance Labs, is available on video starting today.
It’s a two-hander about a map-maker and a photographer traveling though Armenia — which sounds impossibly tiny and indie — but what I like most about the finished film is how unapologetically spacious it feels. It’s not just the landscapes; King very consciously finds a spot for the viewer in each scene. You’re on the roadtrip as much as either of the lead characters.
It won’t be everyone’s cup of vodka, but the trailer gives a good sense of what it feels like.
Also: Ben Foster should be in more movies.