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SF360: Tuesday: Julian Hernandez's "Broken Sky" and Joao Pedro Rodrigues's "Two Drifters" at the SF

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire June 21, 2006 at 3:01AM

Two of the more ambitious movies at this year's San Francisco International LGBT Film Festivalprove that the handy (perhaps overly so) critical phrase "sophomore slump" is never entirely true. If even true at all: Joao Pedro Rodrigues's "Two Drifters," a follow-up to his 2000 debut feature "O Fantasma," is magnificent, and reflective of a formidable talent in bloom -- it's still not fully clear what more Rodrigues has to offer, because he's added twisted humor and unique spirituality to the carnal urban exploration of his first movie. Johnny Ray Huston reports.
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Two of the more ambitious movies at this year's San Francisco International LGBT Film Festivalprove that the handy (perhaps overly so) critical phrase "sophomore slump" is never entirely true. If even true at all: Joao Pedro Rodrigues's "Two Drifters," a follow-up to his 2000 debut feature "O Fantasma," is magnificent, and reflective of a formidable talent in bloom -- it's still not fully clear what more Rodrigues has to offer, because he's added twisted humor and unique spirituality to the carnal urban exploration of his first movie. Johnny Ray Huston reports.

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