The GenreBlast Film Festival is entering its sixth year of genre film goodness. A one-of-a-kind film experience created for both filmmakers and film lovers to celebrate genre filmmaking in an approachable environment, it has been described by Movie Maker Magazine as a “summer camp for filmmakers.”
Over the next few days, I’ll be reviewing several movies from this fest, based in the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Winchester, Virginia. This year, there are 14 feature films and 87 short films from all over the world. Weekend passes are only $65 and you can get them right here.
I’m Losing You (2022): An alcoholic woman (Koko Marshall) — seen as she uses her computer and through the lends of Facetime and other apps — seeks the comfort of strangers on a video chat website. She’s lost her infant daughter, her parents (Kent Moran and Pearls Daily) keep calling and she’s going to be late for her AA meeting. But she’s close to the edge and even the self-help meditations (Natasha Lyonne is the voice) aren’t keeping her together. And then she meets someone (Catharine Daddario) very familiar on the other side of the computer.
Directed by Courtney and Mark Sposato and written by Courtney, this film uses its narrative technique of remaining online, as well as the visuals it shows, to the fullest. It allows you to get to know so much of its lead and learn how she got to this point. As to whether or not she escapes, the film doesn’t give any easy answers.
You can learn more on the film’s production site.