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"FLAMINGOS is thoroughly remarkable in the way it packs dense,
engaging layers of honest emotional and spiritual musings in an
extremely constricting framework. Yet, through a well designed
cinematography, Alli never lets the film feel confined or limited."
-- Mike Everleth, Underground Film Journal
"The solar flares are going to wipe everything out..."
Joe Estlack and Madeline H.D. Brown as star-crossed lovers
plotting escape from the end of the world as they know it.
FLAMINGOS (2012; 90 min. USA) Twin sisters Beatrice and Zoe are in love with Ray, a junkie hypnotist-bank robber obsessed with apocalyptic visions of catastrophic solar flares. Though married to Beatrice, Ray absconds with free-spirited Zoe after a bank heist to a seedy motel to plot their future. Meanwhile, two entities from a dream-like Bardo realm influence their fates from far aand near in this heady cocktail chaser of amour fou and metaphysical mayhem.
REVIEW, CAST, DIRECTOR STATEMENT
"Special praise is in order for Madeline H.D. Brown’s remarkable double
performance as the chilly Beatrice and earthy Zoe, Joe Estlack’s work as
the extremely off-kilter bank robber, and Alaska Yamada’s uncommon
energy as a Bardo denizen whose eerie presence is both disturbing
and liberating." 4 stars. - Phil Hall (filmthreat.com)
MADELINE H.D. BROWN as "Beatrice" & "Zoe"
and JOE ESTLACK as "Ray"
ROBERT HAMM as Lester Beringer, divorce attorney
ILYA PARIZHSKY as the Bardo Psychopomp
ALASKA YAMADA as the Bardo Girl
When asked what my film 'FLAMINGOS' is about I say: it's all about love --
how we rush towards it, flee far away from it and how sometimes, when we
stop rushing and fleeing, we find it within ourselves. And for those who
cannot stop rushing or fleeing, love swoons and crashes through
torrents of terrible longing. - Antero Alli, director
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