The Midnight Swim

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One of the most exciting things about the versatility of modern filmmaking is the wide array of options a director can arrive at with a seemingly small amount of gear. Moments into The Midnight Swim you feel as if you’re watching a home movie, but the acting and direction are so good you keep second guessing what version of reality you’re in. “The Director” in the film is one of three daughters who’ve lost their mother and have gathered in their childhood home to get things in order and revisit varied memories. At times the film feels like a journal as the sisters interplay is incredibly natural but well formed moments begin to weave into the piece adding a slow burning mystery that grows at a steady clip. Clues begin to arrive that keep beckoning the sister’s to the lake shrouded in local folklore, not to mention the role in their mother’s life and death. The Midnight Swim feels very much like a film you wish you were smart enough to pull off. The mixology of styles and genres is what makes it so exciting. This is the best of what indie filmmaking is about without ever seeming heavy handed, so common in independent cinema today. Highly recommended.

R.I.Y.L - The Blair Witch Project, Dead Again, Repulsion.

Co-Presented by Women in Film Dallas
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By: Oak Cliff Film Festival

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