Movies You Should See #2: Another Earth directed by Mike Cahill
This movie put Mike Cahill and Brit Marling on my radar. Written by the pair, starring Marling, and directed by Cahill these two hit the screen with one of the most powerful and dramatic films I’ve ever seen - and it’s a science fiction film.
This film hits home emotionally. It deals with a tragedy - Rhoda (Marling) drinks and drives as a minor and kills the son and pregnant wife of John Burroughs and when she is released from prison four years later she is still dealing with this.
What frames this entire film is the discovery of another planet. It appears on the night Rhoda graduates from high school (and causes her accident), and by the time Rhoda is released this planet is revealed to be identical to our own. As Rhoda moves further into her new reality more is revealed about the planet until it becomes a vital part or Rhoda’s journey.
I cannot recommend this film highly enough. Made for next to no money, and a truly independent film, everything in it shines of passion and talent.
The Secret World of Hayao Miyazaki Umbrella ($38.12)
[AGGRESSIVELY THROWS MONEY AT THE SCREEN]
I wwaaaaaaant !!!