Sunday, December 19, 2010

Candy Shop & Good Pretender @ Doorpost

Brandon McCormick of Whitestone Motion Pictures , in conjunction with the Doorpost Film Project, has produced a fantastic fairy tale of a short film entitled The Candy Shop ... a poignant parable about the child sex trafficking epidemic that has plagued the city of Atlanta. But it also serves as a mission statement for an activist movement against child prostitution: The Candy Shop
The owner of the titular candy shop in this exceptional story is a delightfully creepy mix of Willy Wonka and Michael Jackson (which is not an endictment of MJ as an alleged pedophile. Nor Willy Wonka.).

Also on the other side of the link is another film worth watching, made by Maziar Lahooti, called Good Pretender . A terrificly imaginitive story examines the complicated issue of the father/daughter relationship (when the father is single), as an ambivalent girl copes with the loss of her mother by blending her disapointing reality with the more satisfying fiction of her favorite movie: Terminator 2.
But she isn't the only one pretending.

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