The ‘Visions’ slate at SXSW celebrates “risk-taking artists in the new cinema landscape who demonstrate raw innovation and creativity in documentary and narrative filmmaking,” and filmmakers Robert Machoian and Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck are certainly cooking up something out of the ordinary with “God Bless The Child.” Today we have an exclusive clip from the movie that will be making its premiere in Austin.
Featuring Harper Graham, Elias Graham, Arri Graham, Ezra Graham, Jonah Graham, Bruce Graham, Alex Weinshilboum, and Patrick Ditty, the movie tracks five siblings who are left to their own devices after their depressed and unreliable mother leaves, possibly for good. But while the movie may look and feel like cinéma vérité or documentary, it’s actually carefully directed and scripted, aiming to capture the ineffable spirit of childhood. This scene certainly captures a particular authenticity in the playful relationship between siblings.
“God Bless The Child” will have its first screening at SXSW on Saturday, March 14th at 7:45 PM at the Violet Crown Cinema. Watch below.