Tribeca Film Festival: "App" Review
on 2014-04-22 10:46
The first short I saw this year at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival was the 21-minute, highly anticipated, Alexander Berman directed film "App." I didn’t really know what to expect of the film, but let's just say I wasn't all too pleased.
"App" begins with a shy engineer named Paul Marks who is in desperate need of getting financial support for his new software. He needs to sell his app to an investor by showing how well it works in a real life situation. I will refrain from saying much more because I do not want to give the film away for anyone wanting to see it.
The fact that this guy creates this sort of app is completely believable, but the outcome of using it, not so much. I really didn’t buy into the fact that this guy could accomplish what he did and with whom he did. Again, you will have to see it for yourself to understand.
Alexander Berman is a great young director and won the Grand Jury Prize at the Provincetown International Film Festival for his film Songs from the Tundra. We can also expect his new spirituality-based documentary about disaster called "The Volcano People" to come out soon. But in my opinion "App" was just a little too creepy for me to enjoy.