Roaring Leo Presents: Best of Breed Volume 1 (2008)

TV-MA   |  Video   |    |  Drama


Roaring Leo Presents: Best of Breed Volume 1 (2008) Poster

Filmmaker Chuck Griffith curates a supernova of gay art house short films, "Best of Breed, Volume 1". Includes works by filmmakers Ethan Feldbau, Lou Peterson,Leah Meyerhoff, and David Kagan.


5.6/10
14

Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


7 May 2008 | SpectrumPAS
9
| Rare gem
I stumbled across this DVD while looking up Leah Meyerhoff. I was a huge fan of her film Twitch, and wanted to see some of her early work.

Her short "Wonderfluff sandwiches" explores the sensuality of sandwich-making,leather chicks, and 50s housewives. It's clearly an early film, but I was surprised to find an effective range of moods through out the piece, and some startling moments brought on by, of all things, the outrageous costumes. There's something wonderful about how "hand stitched" the film feels.

It turns out the whole DVD was up my alley- consisting of four, "lo-fi," avant-garde, creative pieces from provocative young filmmakers. In addition to the eerily erotic "Wonderfluff Sandwiches," There's the haunting "Encounter," where a young-man is propositioned by a very lonely, unfortunate soul, The ponderous and visually-breathtaking(!) "Plastic," Which follows a very-wounded, illiterate, bisexual (?) street-punk thorough a tragic lifestyle of his own making, and my personal fave "The Process" Which is a sort of Frankenstein meets Eraserhead short about the quest for the perfect mate- complete with severed limbs and stitching.

The DVD is worth it alone just for some of the images in Plastic and The Process, (both have unusual visual effects and animation that is hardly ever seen anymore) but is twice as satisfying with the "slightly" more grounded, dramatic work of Wonderfluff and Encounter. I'll never look at sandwiches the same way again.

Check the DVD out. I'm looking forward to whatever comes next from these filmmakers.

Did You Know?

Storyline

Plot Summary


Genres

Drama

Details

Release Date:

29 April 2008

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

Contribute to this page

Reboots & Remakes We Can't Wait to See

From "Dexter" to The Suicide Squad, here are our picks for the reboots and remakes we're most excited for in 2021 and beyond.

Browse our picks

The History of Academy Award Best Picture Winners

From Wings to Parasite, here's a look back at all of the Best Picture Oscar winners in the history of the ceremony.

See more Best Picture winners

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by Taboola

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com