Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Indiefied- The Tracey Fragments

The Tracey Fragments is a masterpiece.
As a character study it grants you access into the internal realm mirrored by the external realm
of a child woman making her way through shadowed terrain inherited from the lines of dreamless and fearful parents. We see the hopelessness, and the fantastical wonder of the rebelling imagination which clings to the curtains of a broken stage Tracey Berkowitz can't seem to escape, no matter how she runs.

Edited with simultaneously running frames, the story is at once original and gripping, especially if you can relate to the suppression of emotions, and experience of being scapegoated by people so hopelessly angry they've withered away into hollow shells.

Ellen Page is stunning as usual (most movies she's appeared in are impossible to turn away from, though the Juno script was so contrived in its eagerness to be 'indie and clever' that I couldn't finish the viewing) and proves to me that she is gifted and can teach all artists a few things where connecting to beingness in a role or other dimension are concerned.

The film is stunning.

Serious accolades to Director Bruce McDonald and Novelist Maureen Medved. Thankyou for this experience and opportunity to open our eyes to the despair we perhaps ignored in ourselves during adolescence, that is plaguing our youth.



Vee said...

I must admit, some times a really good movie poster influences my decision to go see a movie. I love this poster! Her expression really drives the image.

I think I'll check out this film, based on your review.

Interesting comment on Juno. I liked the film. The eagerness was definitely obvious but I did not mind, its Hollywood. Juno's character reminded me of Jeanine Garofolo.

PurpleZoe said...

The poster is dope.
I wasn't sure what to expect of the movie, but I was hooked 5 minutes into it. Very different format they've got going on, but it doesn't come off gimmicky or faux artsy.
Let me know what you think.

And, maybe I'll give Juno another chance. I should probably reserve comment if I haven't seen the entire film, but the beginning of it was pretty bad.