It’s the time of year when I get to pretend I’m hard done by; slaving away in darkened cinemas, gorging on the finest films the Times BFI 52nd London Film Festival has to offer. The upside to my valiant sacrifice is that I’m a sharing kinda guy:
Although billed as a documentary, Largo feels like it should fall into a brand-new category of ‘Experience Film’ or something similar as this intimate portrait of the LA club of the same name, founded by co-director Mark Flanagan, places you in front of the stage to bear witness to some of the most intimate performances captured on film. It was a pleasure to spend some time with co-director Andrew van Baal discussing how he and Flanagan transferred the live experience to screen.
MarBelle has a strange compulsion to watch as many films as he can get his hands on and find jobs that give him a legitimate excuse to drill filmmakers about their work. Directors Notes is the latest incarnation of this disorder and so much cheaper than film school. Twitter: @MarBelle