Last year, a little, charming, black-and-white comedy called “Surrogate Valentine” played SXSW and became something of an arthouse hit, earning strong word-of-mouth buzz for both director Dave Boyle and star Goh Nakamura. We called the film “brisk and punchy” and admired its careful, observational study of the characters within. Well, the good news is a sequel is on the way and headed to SXSW.
Boyle and Nakamura have returned for the followup film “Daylight Savings,” which now finds the latter, a San Francisco musician, at the height of his career. With a national tour on the horizon and one of his songs being featured in a widely-seen TV commercial, Goh has the life he always wanted. But when an unexpected breakup occurs, a lost and devastated Goh forces himself to leave it all behind and hit the road with his irresponsible cousin to pursue a promising rebound with a fellow musician (fellow SF native Yea-Ming Chen).
If you didn’t see the first movie, not to worry, as “Daylight Savings” works as a standalone film, though those who have seen “Surrogate Valentine” will have a nice bit of background to bring with them into this new adventure. You can get a taste of the flick below in this exclusive clip, and if you like what you see, check it out when it premieres on Saturday, March 10th at 5 PM at the Lamar Alamo C.