Check out this exclusive clip from writer-director J.R. Hughto’s psychological and sonal mystery “Diamond on Vinyl,” starring Sonja Kinski (a brunette ringer for her mother, Nastassja).
I got to catch up with this strange, hypnotic film back at the 2013 Slamdance Film Festival, where it made its debut. At the time, I wrote for Indiewire in a fest highlight piece:
Husky-voiced, sleepy-eyed Sonja Kinski (daughter of
Nastassja, granddaughter of Klaus) stars alongside Brian McGuire in this kinky,
unsettling portrait of sound-recording fetishists rambling around the wilds of
a bright white Los Angeles. When Henry (McGuire) repels his fiancée after
recording them having sex, he meets Charlie (Kinski), an aimless soul looking
for “adventures,” as she puts it, and willing to indulge his peculiarities. J.
R. Hughto’s film, which moves from one sparsely decorated room to another, with
patches of palm tree-lined streets in between, recalls the stripped-down
aesthetic of Steven Soderbergh, and plays with the nature of relationships,
rehearsal and replication in alluring ways.
The film premiered on VOD December 1, and has some select screenings around the country beginning December 7 — Anthology Film Archives (New York, December 7), Coolidge Corner Theater (Boston, December 8) and the Cinefamily (LA, December 10).
The clip, exclusive to TOH!, and trailer are below: