DocFest 2013 Capsule Reviews: “Fall and Winter” and “Furever”

Fall and Winter

image-83119-fullthree-stars15What would a documentary film festival be without yet another look at the disastrous effects of our Earth caused by human’s irresponsibly selfish ways? Though set to an eye pleasing picturesque rural pacing and some soft spoken earnestness from some very wise interviewees, the film still offers no actual tangible global solutions to our crisis. However, it does do a terrific job at further raising consciousness to those ignorant of the direction Earth is heading, and that in itself makes this a film of importance.

Showtimes for Fall and Winter: Saturday, June 8th at 9:00pm (Balboa Theatre)

Sunday, June 9th at 9:00pm (Roxie Theatre)

Tuesday, June 11th at 9:00pm (Aquarius Theatre – Palo Alto)

Furever

furevertwo-stars1This is a light-hearted look at the many ways (mostly unconventional) in which pets can be memorialized. A fun and easy watch, Furever sympathises with, rather than mocks, its human subjects. My only complaint is that everything on this subject – including a list of numerous ways to preserve your deceased companion – was said within the first half hour. Watching the bloated runtime of 80 minutes for an otherwise would be great documentary short felt a bit like watching a taxidermist overstuff a chihuahua to the size of a buffalo’s head.

Showtimes for Furever: Saturday, June 8th at 7:00pm (Balboa Theatre)

Saturday, June 15th at 5:00pm (Roxie Theatre)

Thursday, June 20th at 9:00pm (Roxie Theatre)


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