Beach town Film Review
The Base Line
A DIY romantic endeavors too laid-back for its own excellent.
Seattle Worldwide Film Festival
Sarah Winsor, Ahren Buhmann, Riley Neldam, Kenna Ketterick, Bill Poole
Vibe beats all other issues in Seaside City, Erik Hammen’s (mostly) one-man-crew movie about (sorta) Bohemian romantic endeavors on the Dallas coastline. Trying to tell a straight range tale with the type of frozen-moment feel epitomized by Rich Linklater’s Slacker, the image comes near with regards to regional shade but mostly is not able to generate our attention in the tale. Beyond tests in Dallas, whose Ballard-neighborhood places are provided here in sun-bleached 16mm, it will be difficult to entice many audiences to this one.
As slim as a Xeroxed gig poster remaining affixed for several weeks to a phone rod, the tale provides Noelle (Sarah Winsor), who instantly, upon shifting to Ballard, produces a beach-blanket grind on Arthur (Ahren Buhmann). The two begin an uncomfortable flirtation — figures usually delay a lengthy time to response to each other here, as if they’re not sure why someone is speaking with them — that goes southern when Noelle, who has had her complete of do-nothing men in groups, understands that Arthur is a artist.
During the lengthy expand in which these star-crossed fans are kept apart, it’s a unusual audience who will excellent care if Noelle can discover it in her center to provide guitar-slingers another opportunity. More of them will challenge over the raw strategy of director-writer-editor-DP-probably-caterer-and-tax-attorney-and-garbageman Hammen, who does not excellent care much about related photos or discovering the charm his stars might be concealing.
Production company: Groton Link Films
Cast: Debbie Winsor, Ahren Buhmann, Riley Neldam, Kenna Ketterick, Bill Poole
Director-Screenwriter-Producer-Director of photography-Editor: Erik Hammen
No ranking, 72 minutes