If you haven’t yet caught this one, you should take yourself to the Harvard Exit in the morning, and catch the final SIFF Screening of DO YOU SEE COLORS WHEN YOU CLOSE YOUR EYES?
On paper, it looks like just another local film. On paper, it looks like just another GAY film. On paper, it isn’t nearly as brilliant as it actually is. Here’s the blurb from SIFF:
This film, shot like a poem is written, uses vivid non-linear memories to tell the story of a family tragedy. At the start of the last year of his life, Jonathan (Sage Price) meets Christian (Sean Frazier) and the two quickly fall in love. After Jonathan’s sudden death, his twin Michael (Sage Price, again) and Christian finally meet. Both are suffering deeply and grudgingly look to each other’s deep loss and pain for salvation from their own.
What is extraordinary about this film is the careful, almost surgical precision that Director Caleb Young employs to examine relationships – both romantic and familial. The story feels both personal and objective, exquisite and grim. What astonishes me most, is that it is the ONLY film in recent memory I have seen that has one actor playing twins to great effect – a cinematic conceit that is almost always cringe inducing. But in DO YOU SEE COLORS… actor Sage Price manages it with great aplomb.
The last SIFF screening of DO YOU SEE COLORS… is at The Harvard Exit, at 11:00am Saturday morning. After breakfast, start your incredibly busy Saturday with this film. And the first person to guess my favorite color will win a pair of tickets to the screening. Leave your guesses in the comments, and I’ll announce a winner later this afternoon!