'Quiet City' finds an audience while deliberately going nowhereby Euan Kerr, Minnesota Public Radio
Film director Aaron Katz doesn't really like the term 'mumblecore.' But it's the name someone coined for the kind of movie he makes and he'll live with it.
St. Paul, Minn. — Mumblecore films tend to be about twenty-somethings drifting through life. While this may not be everyone's cup of tea, the realism of mumblecore films has earned them rave reviews.
The New York Times says Aaron Katz's film "Quiet City" creates "a mood of reflective melancholy reminiscent of the loneliness at the heart of Edward Hopper paintings."
Katz will introduce his film at the Oak Street Cinema in Minneapolis this weekend. He'll be joined by Sarah Hellman who makes her acting debut in the film.
It's the story of Jamie and Charlie who meet by chance in Brooklyn and walk around for 24 hours looking for Jamie's friend Samantha, who has disappeared.
Aaron Katz and Sarah Hellman told Minnesota Public Radio's Euan Kerr the secret of making things look unstaged.
- All Things Considered, 09/28/2007, 5:54 p.m.