While it might seem like overkill to schedule film festivals right at the height of Oscar season, the fests are where the contenders of tomorrow are found. So why not take a look at rising young talent while Academy Awards fever is breaking out? The folks behind the dream-like “Birds Of Neptune” will be hoping their feature does well at this year’s Slamdance Film Festival, and today we have an exclusive clip from the movie.
Co-written and directed by Steven Richter and starring Molly Elizabeth Parker, Britt Harris, Kurt Conroyd, Christian Blair, Lauren Luiz and Emma Anderson, the film follows two sisters left to care for themselves when their parents pass away, only to contend with the outside world encroaching on what they’ve built together. Here’s the official synopsis:
Young sisters Mona and Rachel are left to their own devices after the loss of their parents. Confined to their childhood home and constantly surrounded by nostalgia of the past, the girls have created their own pseudo-realities. Rachel finds solace in her music and old spiritual practices while her older sister Mona turns to unconventional and taboo forms of self-expression. When a man abruptly enters their world and starts to pull away at the fragile threads holding everything in place, the sisters find themselves facing harsh truths about their past. With a dark dream-like filmmaking style, BIRDS OF NEPTUNE encapsulates the enchanting mystery of the Pacific Northwest.
Indie rock fans take note: music by Warpaint, Radiation City and Blouse is featured in the film. “Birds Of Neptune” will have its debut screening on Friday, January 23rd at 1:05 PM at The Ballroom, Treasure Mountain Inn at Slamdance. Watch below.