A Great Trip: Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle
Last night as I laid down to try and fall asleep, thoughts and images raced through my head uncontrollably, one after the other. These thoughts and images were of the film I had just seen which was The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle. Talk about use of imagination, this film is the most offbeat, colorful and surreal film I have seen thus far at Sundance.
Director David Russo creates a masterpiece that is just as quirky as him and that is sure to be branded into ones mind forever. There is no doubt this film might weird some people out but as long as one has an open mind when going into it you will definitely get something quite positive out of it.
Starring Marshall Allman, Natasha Lyonne, Tygh Runyan, Tania Raymonde, Matt Smith and Vince Vieluf, little dizzle is filled with fresh young talent that light up the screen with much intensity. As the film explores strange subject matters it proves to show that almost any idea can be developed successfully is given the correct amount of determination and willingness to explore. Even ideas about impregnated men and blue fish.
Hesitant to go to the late night showing of Little Dizzle, I wasn’t sure what to expect but I was literally blown away by the uniquness and non-conventional out there story line. What really stood out to me was that this film was just completely different than anything I have EVER seen, I mean ever. Every other film I have seen has had some of the same qualities and I could point out various similarities, but this sticks out in my mind like a sore thumb. I also was a big fan of how unpredictable the film was and just how life has un-answered questions, little dizzle leaves various un-answered questions, leaving the audience to formulate their own answers. Little dizzle delves into the simple things in life, ambiguity, and the peace that can be found amongst that.
After losing a relatively high paying job and having a religious crisis, the main character Dory takes on a janitorial position. Late at night he cleans rooms of a market research firm and happens to befriend some wild and adventurous people that open up his mind in more ways than one. While at work he unexpectedly stumbles across some cookies which although to the eye appear to be normal delicious cookies are in fact cookies that simulate oven-freshness in ones mouth when chewed. What an innovative idea, yet something goes wrong with the process of making the cookies and while the cookies are being tested on other unknowing janitors some strange (to say the least) occurances start to take place. Dory finds himself to be one of the unknowing subjects of this experiment in this imaginative comedy driven film that is laced with unexpected emotional responses and the stylistic choice of editing although nauseating at times added excitement and depth to the film.
After an extremely rewarding Q and A session with director David Russo I could see how this man could conjure up this concoction of ideas. The man is cool as hell, lets put it that way. I would love to sit down and have a conversation with him one and one and hear his stories/ideas. He delved into his background a bit and what inspired him to make this film, I learned that he actually had a janitor job for quite a while on the job he actually ran across a miscarriage in one of the toilets. This pretty crazy experience he had influenced some of his ideas for this film.
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