Directed by William E. Jones
56min, USA, 2008
This film is completely silent! On purpose.
I found this nearly one-hour found-footage silent film to be far from boring but rather fascinating and fun as I saw recurring characters, wondered about their lives — whether or not they met or spoke to each other outside of this public toilet — posited the relationships they might have formed were it not for widepread societal disapproval and self-imposed circumspection. One information source states that Jones didn’t edit the raw footage, but this seems unlikely. There are too many quick cuts and artful juxtoposistions and repetitions for it to have been unedited or edited by the cops. I do wonder though about the two young boys who turn up for a few seconds outside one of the stall and why only one guy smiles throughout all the sexual activity. Maybe that’s the point, though.