IFC Films is gearing up to release Joe Swanberg’s 24 Exposures. I’ll have a review up this week but, in short, I had a lot of fun with the film. It’s unabashedly sleazy and entertaining, but is thoughtful enough to ask why it is the way it is. It sort of has its cake and eats it too, which is fine with me.
You don’t get a lot of that from this clip, but it’s a nice look into the film’s world.
Opening in select theaters January 24th, “24 Exposures connects the European art films of the 60’s with the late night Cinemax thrillers of the 90s as it investigates ideas of reality and fiction, art and pornography, life and death. A fetish photographer and a homicide detective are brought together when a young model turns up dead. They develop an unlikely friendship, as both are interested in what the other does for a living. Inspired by Nicolas Roeg and Zalman King, Jean Luc Godard and Roger Corman, Michaelangelo Antonioni and Russ Meyers, the film mixes high art and exploitation and asks you to question if there’s any difference between the two when it comes to the artistic impulse.“